Encouraging Meaningful Relationships

Encouraging Meaningful Relationships Abigail, K-3 Literacy Interventionist, aLPENA Dr. Kathryn Wentzel, researcher of teacher-student relationships at the University of Maryland, explains that when students have a positive and trusting relationship with their teachers, then they are more likely to engage.

Amazing Growth

Amazing Growth Andrew, K-3 Lead Literacy Interventionist Kentwood Public Schools I have a student (we’ll call him Jay), who had a problem. His problem was that he did not believe in himself. Or more accurately, what he believed about himself

Feeling Appreciated

Feeling Appreciated Jon, K-3 Literacy Interventionist, Detroit I recently had an interaction with the mother of one of my virtual students that was totally unexpected. I had never “met” her before, as my only prior interaction with her was chatting

Building Trust & Confidence

Building Trust & Confidence Kat, K-3 Literacy Interventionist Ypsilanti When I was working with a second grade student I noticed that he was a very good reader, but he was shy because he has a speech impediment. This made him

Growing Roots & Confidence in PreK

Growing Roots & Confidence in PreK Interview with Sue Master Coach – PreK Reading Corps I have had the pleasure of being a Master Coach with the Michigan Education Corps PreK Reading Corps over 5 years. My career with the

The Truth of Teaching

The Truth of Teaching Kat, K-3 Lead Literacy Interventionist Yesterday, I had a student ask me to go to their baseball game. They looked so nervous to ask and so scared that I would say no. It reminded me that

Student Growth – A Team Effort

Student Growth – A Team Effort Interview with Jen K-3 Reading Corps Master Coach Jen Thomas is a five-year Master Coach for Michigan Education Corps’ Reading Corps program. She was originally connected with the program while teaching in Detroit, as

Building Connections through Math

Building Connections through Math Interview with Sonia, Math Corps Interventionist Sonia is serving as a virtual Math Interventionist at an elementary school in the Flint Community School district for the spring semester of 2021. Sonia completed her Bachelor’s Degree and
Unlimited Joy Interview with Laurie K-3 Lead Literacy Interventionist I have been with Reading Corps for three years, loving every minute, excited about every tutoring session, looking forward to witnessing students’ reading skills develop, grow, and soar.  My true calling

MEC’s Tutor-to-Teacher Pipeline

MEC’s Tutor-to-Teacher Pipeline Michigan Education Corps (MEC) has an outstanding track record for students, but we’re also solving another problem at the same time: the teacher shortage. Did you know? MEC has partnered with Michigan colleges and universities to help