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Passion projects: Engaging students in their own learning

One of the greatest challenges for classroom teachers is providing organic opportunities for student agency. When agency is provided, it...

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Retaining beginning teachers in the profession through effective mentoring

According to the most recent State of the Teaching Profession in North Carolina report published in February, the teacher attrition rate...

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Global education and competency in the classroom

What is global education and why does it matter?  Our world continues to become more interconnected. Through advances in technology,...

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Harnessing my first-generation, low-income status as motivation

I come from a family with six older siblings in a two-parent household. Three out of those six siblings decided...

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A bottle of potential with the cap super-glued shut

At 16 years old, I started my first job as a cashier at a local beauty supply store. It wasn’t...

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Reflections on the beginning teacher experience

What do the following words have in common: adventurous, tiring, exciting, busy, energizing, whirlwind, blessed. These are some of the...

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How to implement personalized learning in the classroom

When I first heard about personalized learning, I thought, “Here is another great educational breakthrough that we will be forced...

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A weekend of connections: Feast of Freedom in Charlotte

Thanksgiving often signifies a time to appreciate the presence of people in one’s life and reflect on the needs others...

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One educator’s perspective on school violence: ‘This could have been us’

On Oct. 29, a 16-year-old student shot and killed another 16-year-old student before classes began at Butler High School. I...

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Video: Hollister Elementary’s action based learning lab

In the fall, I visited the action based learning (ABL) lab at Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy to see brain science...

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My first-generation college experience: Emmanuel Vazquez

Hello first-generation college students, My name is Emmanuel Vazquez and I currently attend UNC-Charlotte after transferring from Appalachian State University....