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Unintended consequences: Legislation deserves the educator’s touch

Recently the education news waves have been dominated by talk of the impending class size crisis. Across the state, school...

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A 21st century platform for professional development

One highlight of being an educator is the professional development. So many teachers enjoy going to workshops, getting free stuff,...

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Just fitting in

I recently spent some time in one of my favorite eating spots. It always feels like a mini-adventure as I...

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Holding on to firsts

For both experienced and beginning teachers, firsts are important. Firsts are universal and uniting; in fact, it is likely that...

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We need to provide teachers the luxury of time

For the past two and a half years, I have led and been led by cohorts of exceptional educators across...

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I’m the new teacher…again

This year, I embarked on a new chapter in my teaching career. I changed schools. I taught at my previous...

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Teacher input needed on professional learning

At a time when change in the educational system is imminent and the course of the teacher’s professional career unclear,...

 

Teacher-Trainers: The future of educator enrichment?

Round tables with white linens dot the conference room inside Charlotte’s Levine Museum of the New South. Dozens of teachers...

 

Filling the gap: Teachers partner with nonprofits for professional development

When Kerry Blackwelder attended her first professional development workshop, about reading instruction, at the Hill Center in 2003, she was...

 

Kenan Teacher Fellows program targets rural educators

At the beginning of August, more than 100 teachers from counties across eastern North Carolina gathered in Greenville to receive...

 

Coaches, science projects, and pizza

The 13 teachers stand in a room with orange walls and tall, wooden lab tables. The classroom at Carmel Middle...

 

Brunswick County gives teachers a head start

Brunswick County Board of Education Vice Chair John Thompson was scraping paint off of his garage floor one Saturday morning...