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

12 Teachers Share Their Most Important Books

March 23, 2018

In honor of National Reading Month in March, a dozen teachers tell us: “What books impacted you the most – as a child and as an educator?” ...

Topic: Foundation, Teaching

From ‘Professional Development’ to ‘Authentic Teacher Learning’

March 16, 2018

So what differentiates the “professional development” from the “authentic teacher learning”? Here are three ideas. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meemic Educator Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

March 15, 2018

March is Music in Our Schools Month. What a great time to celebrate our student musicians! ...

Topic: Community, Teaching

Teaching with Beyoncé: 'Experience First, Formalize Later'

February 20, 2018

This approach to learning is quintessential to my teaching philosophy because it engages students in multiple dimensions, making the lesson more relevant. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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