Spreading ‘The Infectious Joy of Learning’!

April 19, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Brian Paul talks about how he inspires and propagates success in his classroom by helping students take risks. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Touring the State Shows How Teachers Help Students Shine

April 12, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter celebrates learners across the state and shares some of the “magical moments” she has witnessed on her travels over the past several months. ...

Topic: Member News, MTOY, Teaching, Member News Spring '22 Issue

Flight of Fancy Brings Teacher Back to ‘Wild Things’ in Class

March 15, 2022

In her guest blog, Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Bethany Vonck looks for a little escape but is ready to "let the wild rumpus start" at school. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Lesson from ‘The Giver’: Fight to Keep Books in Hand

March 8, 2022

MTOY Leah Porter says we should be like Jonas in "The Giver" and advocate to provide access to books that help us explore our beautiful world. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Teaching History in the 21st Century Classroom

February 11, 2022

Michigan Region 7 Teacher of the Year James Johsnon talks about the importance of students thinking critically about diverse perspectives. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The Need to Support Teachers and Staff Grows More Urgent

February 8, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter looks at the constantly fluctuating life of a teacher these days and offers a sliver of light and some ideas to give teachers the support they need. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Retrospect and Resolutions for 2022

January 14, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Janet Swarthout looks back and 2021 and proposes some teacher resolutions for 2022. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Gratitude in the Midst of Our Challenges

January 14, 2022

Illinois Teacher of the Year Justin Johnson thanks his fellow teachers for caring and working to fulfill the needs of all students during a challenging year. ...

Topic: Member News, Teaching, Member News Winter '22 Issue

Planting the Seeds of Leadership Helps Students in Life

January 11, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter says teachers have the opportunity every day to plant the seeds of possibility with students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

A Chance to Say Thanks

December 14, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Cheldora Haynes takes a moment to say thank you to those in our school community. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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