Bryan Christopher

Bryan Christopher teaches English, creative writing, and journalism at Riverside High School in Durham. He’s taught for 8 years, all with Durham Public Schools, and was Riverside’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. He is a NC Teacher Voice Fellow with the Hope Street Group.

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Durham teacher on ‘The First Man’ by Albert Camus

Of all the great books Albert Camus wrote, his most inspiring is an unfinished manuscript. Camus’ draft of an autobiographical...


The value of teaching mentors

During my first year of teaching I was a “floater.” I taught a full slate of classes but didn’t have...


Changing school start times a hard but necessary move

This fall, Durham Public Schools are changing their start times. Elementary schools will start (and end) earlier, middle and high schools later....


Hungry children have many faces

Hungry children have many different faces. I see them in my classroom every year. They’re often sunken, tired, withdrawn, and...