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The Profession May Change, but Teachers Still 'Affect Eternity'

February 25, 2020

RTOY Tricia Zeman says: For all the educators out there feeling overwhelmed and wondering if their work is making an impact: You ARE making a difference! ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

A Teacher’s Love Letter to Twitter

February 18, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed shares her must-follow teachers on Twitter, a great place for professional learning. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

A Teaching Vision for 2020: Leading With Love

February 14, 2020

In his guest blog, 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year Gary Abud Jr. encourages teachers to share their love of the profession for #LoveTeaching Week as a message to others. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Seat Belts Save Thousands of Lives Per Year

February 12, 2020

Don’t think seat belts matter? More than 12,000 people per year can say seat belts kept them alive in an accident. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

We Can’t Do It All, So Please Stop Asking/Expecting Us To

January 27, 2020

MTOY Cara Lougheed is concerned with the trend trend of training teachers in topics on student issues that require more professionally qualified resources. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

7 Books for Stacking Your Activism Shelf in 2020

January 21, 2020

Issues of social injustice have been a flourishing focus in many areas of writing. RTOY Jessyca Mathews shares seven of her current favorite books for teachers and students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Education

Study Shows Saturdays Are Most Dangerous Day on the Roads

January 14, 2020

Car accidents happen every day of the week, but Saturdays are the most dangerous to hit the road, according to a new analysis of data from NHTSA. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

Of Teaching and Trout

December 23, 2019

Michigan Region 4 Teacher of the Year Jeremy Winsor talks about observation, reflection and the value of the "pause" for teachers and their students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Why I’m Not an Elementary Teacher (It’s Not Why You Think)

December 16, 2019

Cara Lougheed is so incredibly thankful for elementary teachers, not only because of what they do, but also because she cannot do it herself. ...

Topic: MTOY, Education

Teachers Impact Other Teachers, Not Just Their Students

November 22, 2019

More than 15 years in education have shown this Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year that there are many people out there who inspire. ...

Topic: MTOY

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