New MEA Trainings Address Key Educator Concerns

Teacher Evaluations According to MEA member survey results, drastic changes to the teacher evaluation system in Michigan over the past several years have drained educator morale already battered by stagnant pay and declining benefits. Now a new MEA training cadre aims to empower teachers to make any evaluation tool used by their district clearer, fairer,…

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MEA Toolkit Addresses ‘Silent National Crisis’

by Brenda Ortega – MEA Voice Editor “Sara” never imagined she could fear a kindergarten student, but the paraeducator from an affluent, high-achieving school district in the eastern part of the state says she was traumatized by routinely being bitten, kicked, and punched by a five-year-old child in class. The classroom aide, who asked not to…

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Member Spotlight: Melissa Kempski

Melissa Kempski is the 2017 PBS Digital Innovator for Michigan. The K-5 technology and library specialist in Lake Orion was recognized for integrating digital media and resources into classrooms in a “bold and fresh” way to spark students’ love of learning. What’s an example of connecting technology to the curriculum? We’ve been using Bloxels on…

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