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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...

 

Opportunity Culture dashboard updates data on nationwide initiative: High-growth student learning, strong teacher support, 56K students reached

The following is a press release from Public Impact. Public Impact, which created and leads the national Opportunity Culture initiative,...

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The best tool — sometimes: Using tech in elementary school

As soon as students enter my classroom for a small-group session, I know what question is coming: “Are we going...

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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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Opportunity Culture schools outpace state results in N.C.

As the founders of the Opportunity Culture initiative to extend the reach of great teaching to many more students, we...

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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...