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383 disruptions and learning wasn’t one

The class experiment If you walked past room E08 at Currituck County High School a few weeks ago, you would...

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Building a craving for education in all students

The importance of student/teacher relationships cannot be overstated. From expectations to classroom management strategy, the ways teachers interact with their...

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The challenging conversation of student attendance — Part 1: The educator’s perspective

Ask any teacher, especially one in a middle or high school: “What’s your school’s student attendance policy?” Inevitably, they’ll have...

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What does 21st-century classroom management look like? Here’s a start.

Scenario: Victoria came to class after lunch, and I immediately knew something was wrong. She was agitated and was intensely...

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Career and technical education: North Carolina public schools’ best kept secret

If you have social media, you have probably come across an image like this at some point while scrolling. For...

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Mrs. Bell Goes to Lenovo

Through a partnership with The North Carolina Business Committee for Education’s Teachers@Work initiative and Hope Street Group NC Teacher Voice...

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5 qualities for teacher leaders and those who hire them

House Bill 235 outlines credentials that mentor teachers should possess so that they can provide support for new teachers. Those...

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How long are we going to wait for legislation to stop school violence?

Last month, Chip Grabow and Lisa Rose from CNN reported that the United States has had 57 times as many...

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Librarians out of the stacks

On May 16, 2018, I stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands of educators from across North Carolina in the historic...

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

I renewed my National Boards in April, and hoped to convince a handful of new teachers to take the journey...

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Reinvigorating PLCs: Lessons learned from a bad gig

Not where you want to be? It should have been a great evening, but it wasn’t. I was playing music...

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Showing potential, finding purpose

Johnny is a young, African-American male living in an average-sized town in North Carolina. Johnny lives with his single mother...