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Teacher Appreciation Week: Mr. Lefler at William Amos Hough High

There was nowhere left to run. I was backed into a corner, and the zombies were everywhere. I couldn’t see...

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Learning to lead as a Multi-Classroom Leader

In 2015–16, I was a high school English teacher at an elite, private college-prep high school. In 2017-18, I became...

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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,...

 

UNC Charlotte’s quest to build better teachers

Haley Gibbs knew she found what she wanted to do in her life after spending a day at a middle...

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NC students: Submit your work in honor of a teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week

Hey students! Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) is fast-approaching. In honor of a fantastic teacher in your life, please submit a piece of...

 

Developing a teacher pipeline: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ new teacher residency

“How do you know those are equivalent fractions?” fourth-grade math teacher Ashley Chapman asked a small group of students at...

 

On the front lines at Highland Elementary School

When Holly Wroblewski, principal of Highland Elementary School in Burlington, was a student teacher back in 1999, she got a...

 

Preparing North Carolina’s teachers

On an unusually warm Saturday just after New Year’s, more than 150 teachers from Charlotte-area schools packed into a classroom...

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Principals: Your best teaching candidates may already be in your building!

The data are clear: early career teachers are more effective when hired by the school where they student taught. Familiarity...