• Teaching the teachers

    TeachingWorks was founded seven years ago at U-M to improve the quality of beginning teaching in the U.S. and to build resources for addressing educational inequities. Based on extensive research and development at the School of Education, TeachingWorks supports the development of skillful teaching through direct work on teaching practice with pre-service and in-service teachers.

    Learn more and view other U-M: Stories of our State

  • Theater for everyone

    A surprising collaboration between a U-M architect and an MSU playwright will offer a new sensory theater experience for children with autism.

    Learn more about their unique production

  • Maker trend could spur aging brains

    Makerspaces have the potential to jumpstart long-term care facility residents’ brains—to get them thinking and learning new things again, whether or not they participate by making something.

    Learn more about this research

  • Monarch butterflies

    Weeks before warming temperatures and longer days signal to the monarchs that it’s time to mate and begin spring’s northward migration, an internal timer goes off like an alarm clock to rouse the insects, telling them it’s time to end diapause and prepare for the critical upcoming events.

    Learn about this temperature-sensitive internal timer

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