Category Archives : MichEd


Teacher Leadership Challenge | January 13, 2014

Happy New Year–and welcome back to this multipart series intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online, through blogging, and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment […]


12 Amazing Young People Who Will Inspire You 1

In 2013, the first-ever Nspire Talks Conference was held at Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. The event, a new concept on student voice, was designed after TED Talks and motivated by Kid President. The GPNpsire Talks Conference was a for-students by-students event. It was also a benefit for two inspiring […]


Recommendations From Educators on Teacher Evaluation in Michigan

Last month, educators from Rochester Community Schools took part in a district site visit and round table discussion on teacher evaluation with State Representative Tom McMillin (45th House District, R-Rochester Hills) a current member, and former chair, of the House Education Committee. Throughout the day, teachers and administrators expressed their thoughts, questions, and wonderings about teacher evaluation. […]


Educators Provide Insight on Teacher Evaluation to House Education Committee

Teacher evaluation is a topic that has received a lot of attention in 2013. Earlier this year, the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) offered the recommendations and findings of their commissioned project on teacher evaluation in Michigan. According to their website, the MCEE was “created by Governor Rick Snyder and the legislature in 2011 as part of […]


Teacher Leadership Challenge | December 20, 2013

This is a multipart series of posts intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment activity that poses a […]


Teacher Leadership Challenge | December 13, 2013 1

This is a multipart series of posts intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment activity that poses a […]


Teacher Leadership Challenge | December 6, 2013

This is a multipart series of posts intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment activity that poses a […]