Tag Archives : Michigan

Being Michigan Teacher of the Year: Reflections On a Three-Year Ripple Effect in Teaching

It’s been three years since I was selected as the 2013-14 Michigan Teacher of the Year and, as a result, my work in education continues to have a ripple effect that goes well beyond the four walls of his classroom. Back in May of 2013, I was teaching physics students about how electrical circuits worked and our […]

Michigan Students to See Shorter Standardized Tests in 2016

On Thursday August 20th, the Michigan Department of Education publicized changes to its state assessments for elementary, middle, and high school students beginning in spring of 2016.  After its first year of implementing the new Michigan State Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) to students, the Office of Assessment and Accountability at the Michigan Department of Education […]

Eversight Michigan: A Vision For Making Vision a Reality

Ask the average adult how they might imagine a better world and they would likely share their vision for less violence, poverty, and injustice. A better world begins by envisioning it; however, seeing the world as a better place first requires sight. What happens then when the capacity for vision is entirely absent, and a […]

The #MINTC15 Is a FREE Conference For New Teachers Happening May 2nd!

On Saturday May 2, 2015, a FREE conference is taking place in southeast Michigan for early career and aspiring teachers. This conference is a unique opportunity for our newest educators to network and learn together. Do youremember the excitement of first wanting to be a teacher? How about the eagerness you had during your teacher […]

#michED: The PureMichigan of Education

It was a cool morning in Lansing during October of 2012. Lining the halls of the Capitol Building, like a science fair, were displays for the AT&T/MACUL Student Technology Showcase. Children from all over the state, some as young as five, were demonstrating how they use technology as a tool while learning everything from music […]

The 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year Is @MelodyArabo!

Congratulations, Melody Arabo!!! Walled Lake Schools’ Melody Arabo was named 2014-15 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY) yesterday during a school visit from State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. Arabo, a third grade teacher at Keith Elementary School with 12 years of classroom experience, was selected from 238 applicants statewide. “Every day, teachers touch the lives of students in […]

Bookstock 2014: Supporting Reading in Metro Detroit Through Book and Media Recycling

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed here are my own. Books. Books. Books. As a high school science teacher, and the 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year, it seems like a fair assumption that I would be into reading. That assumption would be correct, but I […]