teaching http://michiganradio.org en MSU study: Novice teachers need a good working relationship with school principals http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-novice-teachers-need-good-working-relationship-school-principals <p>New research from Michigan State University shows novice teachers need a good working relationship with their school’s principal.</p><p></p><p>MSU researchers interviewed new elementary and middle school teachers in Michigan and Indiana. &nbsp;&nbsp;The study found novice teachers don't seem to mind heavy workloads or a lack of resources.</p><p></p><p>But the researcher did find many teachers who said they were ready to look for another job or quit the profession entirely, if they felt they weren’t getting the support they needed from their school’s principal.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:02:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 10035 at http://michiganradio.org Group picked to aid Michigan teaching in urban and rural areas http://michiganradio.org/post/group-picked-aid-michigan-teaching-urban-and-rural-areas <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Seventy-four people have been selected to participate in a program to develop math, science, engineering and technology teachers for several Michigan rural and urban school districts.</p><p>The state announced Wednesday the second class of fellows will receive $30,000 to pursue master&#39;s degrees at University of Michigan and Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Grand Valley State and Wayne State universities.</p><p>The program recruits recent college graduates and those seeking a different career. This year&#39;s fellows include a fighter pilot, police chaplain, biologist and kayak instructor.</p><p>About two thousand people applied.</p><p>They will teach in districts including Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Godfrey-Lee, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Wyoming and Ypsilanti.</p><p>The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched the program in 2009. It&#39;s administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:02:21 +0000 The Associated Press 7884 at http://michiganradio.org Group picked to aid Michigan teaching in urban and rural areas Fellowship to send math and science teachers to high-need classrooms http://michiganradio.org/post/fellowship-send-math-and-science-teachers-high-need-classrooms <p><span class="article-content"><span>Grand Valley State University signed an agreement Monday that will help put more science and math teachers in high-risk classrooms.<br> The agreement is part of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship Program. Six universities in Michigan are participating in the program.<br> It offers 40 recent grads $30,000 to get their teaching degrees and spend 3 years in high need, urban middle and high school classrooms. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:55:53 +0000 Lindsey Smith 327 at http://michiganradio.org Fellowship to send math and science teachers to high-need classrooms