The Write Way
As we get closer to the end of the 2020-21 school year, we recognize so much resiliency in both teachers and students. This has, without a doubt, been one of the strangest and most challenging school years we've seen in living history! And yet, we just keep rolling with the punches. No one shows this more than parents of school-aged children. You all have had front row seats to the ups and downs of virtual school, made plans and rescheduled plans, and had to adjust many times to the decisions of school districts as recommendations have fluctuated according to the ebb and flow of
We had so much fun with our Teacher Appreciation 10 Days of Giveaways! There were nearly 100 teachers' names in the hat! We ended up sending out SEVEN Amazon gift cards and donating to THREE different DonorsChoose projects! It has been an honor and privilege to be able to celebrate and support teachers in these tangible ways.
We know that there are so many more teachers out there who have learned and grown so much through this adventure, and we'd love to be able to treat ALL teachers to a little gift, but that's just not realistic. We were able to celebrate and support ten teachers
As if we didn't already appreciate teachers before COVID-19 threw a giant wrench into what we knew as normal, everything they've done over the past 14 months has significantly deepened our gratitude. We love how they have faced new challenges with redoubled determination and dedication, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts! Since we are celebrating teachers this month, we thought it was appropriate that we posted our second round of interviews with teachers about what school has been like during the pandemic.
Meet Kathy, an EC teacher for a k-12 school, who loves all her kids
In honor of Poetry Month, we want to make it easier for you to introduce, incorporate, or increase your poetry instruction. This resource gives you ideas on how to get your students in the mindset to create or analyze poems, including fun activities to get them in touch with their five senses, when and how to use MI Write, some activities to do virtually with your students, as well as a few places to go to find age-appropriate poems to use.
We not only want to provide you with helpful resources, but we are also here to support you as the whole person. That's why this resource also
Jacob Wilson is our Operations Specialist and the one who gets your accounts up and running. He’s been with MI for two and a half years now.
What do you love about your job?
The ability to help clients on a daily basis. I have a passion to serve others and this role allows me to do just that.
What is your degree in?
I have a B.S. in Global Studies.
What is the weirdest or most interesting job you’ve ever had? What made it weird or interesting?
I worked for a landscaping company one summer and thought I was mainly going to be cutting grass and working on flower beds
We’ve learned how teachers have grown even more flexible with virtual school and that parents have pulled out most of their hair trying to keep their kids on task in Zoom lessons. Our general appreciation for teachers has deepened significantly. But what have students been doing over the last year? Struggling. Making it. Missing teachers and friends. Growing.
To get an idea of how they are feeling, we interviewed a sampling of students ranging from 4th grade to college freshman, asking the same four questions we asked teachers and parents. Some of their answers certainly surprised us