That Was Then, This Is Now: Changes to Teaching Keep Passion Growing

December 14, 2020

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Barb Huston reflects on how things have changed – and stayed the same in great ways – since she started teaching. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Tips for Building LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools

December 7, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono says every educator has a role to play in providing these students with a welcoming space to learn and grow. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meeting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Teachers

November 17, 2020

Regional Teacher of the Year Shantel VanderGalien shares ideas and resources for showing students hope, gratitude and more in the "new normal." ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

It's Time to Rethink How to Teach Thanksgiving, Native Culture

November 10, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono asked teachers to re-evaluate Thanksgiving lesson plans and celebrate Native American Heritage Day instead. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Educating Through the Storm

October 20, 2020

Regional Teacher of the Year David Bunn assures us that while we may not know what is coming next, we have to remind ourselves that this storm will end. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Reclaim Work-Life Balance While Teaching During a Pandemic

October 13, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono offers his fellow pandemic teachers a metric by which to measure their own task and time management. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Educators Can Help Support Tribal Students

September 14, 2020

Regional Teacher of the Year Tan-A Hoffman about the importance of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher and supporting students and educators of color. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

To New Teachers (And Those of Us Feeling New)

September 4, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shares the lessons from his first five years that have taught him about how to always improve. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Zoom into Some Fun with School Backgrounds!

August 4, 2020

Enjoy these school-related backgrounds for teachers and educators to use with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. ...

Topic: Community, Teaching, Social Media

The Voices We Need to Hear: Are We Listening?

June 16, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed says white silence, and especially the silence of white teachers, is not acceptable. Our black students need us to see them and hear them and say — out loud — that yes, Black Lives Matter. ... 

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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