Teaching

Help Your Class Stay Connected with a Morning Meeting

November 20, 2018

A strong sense of community is built when students and teachers gather together and purposefully interact with each other each morning. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

National Principals Month Message from Laura Chang

October 16, 2018

2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang gives principals a shout-out for National Principals Month and encourages administrators and teachers to work together to help all students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Create a Vibrant, Differentiated Classroom

September 18, 2018

Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang shares her tips and experience with creating a differentiated classroom environment. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Constitution Day -- A Brief History

September 17, 2018

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year and social studies teacher Kymberli Wregglesworth shares the story of the U.S. Constitution for Constitution Day, Sept. 17. ...

Topic: Teaching

Are Your Big Rocks Ready?

August 21, 2018

This time of year, MTOY Laura Chang likes to take some time to reflect on her “big rocks” for the year. This is a metaphor for staying focused on the most important reasons for teaching. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Top 5 Strategies for Motivating Students

June 19, 2018

A great teacher recognizes that student motivation is necessary for success in learning and that teachers are in the perfect position to improve student motivation. Here are some strategies. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Teacher Turns 'Hamilton' into History Lesson

June 8, 2018

A trip to see “Hamilton: An American Musical” in Chicago gives students in MTOY finalist Kymberli Wregglesworth's class a new appreciation for history and theater. ...

Topic: Community, Teaching

‘Beating the Odds’ with Student-Focused Instruction

May 15, 2018

Utilizing teaching strategies that encourage students to collaborate and construct their own knowledge opens their minds to a new definition of learning. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Wisconsin Names Principals of the Year

April 13, 2018

State Superintendent Tony Evers and Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Executive Director Jim Lynch recognized three Wisconsin principals for their excellence in school leadership. ...

Topic: Community, Teaching

10 Women Who Changed the Face of Education

March 26, 2018

Women have made huge strides in education, and helped influence changes and bring awareness to unique issues in the system. Here are 10 who deserve recognition for their contributions. ...

Topic: Community, Teaching

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