Michael Sivert aka @Mikeydteach


Behind the Teacher

Name: Michael Sivert

Nickname: Mikey D

If you were given $200 that you had to spend on yourself, what would you buy?

Cologne. I am obsessed with new scents for different moods and events.

Think about yourself at the age you are currently teaching. How would you describe yourself at that age?

I was a really good student. I was a complete wreck socially, and I was teased all the time. But in 4th grade, I didn’t really care. I was TOTALLY the teacher’s pet and I OWN that nickname.


Favorite self-care routine or ritual:

Hiking in the woods with a relaxing playlist or inspiring podcast.

Favorite Gift to give a fellow teacher:

Notes of Encouragement

What is your favorite part of your classroom?

My classroom library. It’s taken me a while to build up, but I’m proud of the diversity in genres and topics.

Do you remember your dreams when you wake up in the morning?

Yes!!! Lately, I have been dreaming that I am waiting tables, but I am the only server/bartender/busser for an entire restaurant. It terrifies me!


Your own parents would say you are…

determined, committed, and passionate.

Name 3 articles of clothing/accessories you wear the most:

Button-down shirt, skinny khakis, and my fun socks!

Favorite health/beauty product:

Ancient Nutrition Collagen Peptides

Favorite grading pens:

Flair, duh!

3 snacks you couldn’t live without:

Tortilla chips, avocado/guacamole, and cashews


If you could plan the perfect birthday meal for yourself, what would it be?

Bang-Bang Shrimp, NY Strip Steak, Baked Potato, Asparagus, Key Lime Pie

When you go to Starbucks, you order:

Venti Cold Brew, black

If you were not a teacher, you would be

a meteorologist.

People would be surprised to know…

I am super introverted.