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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...

 

Educators share praise for colleagues across North Carolina

Courtney Samuelson was an English major, loved the subject, and began her teaching career in English. She returned to school...

 

Jacqueline Robinson: More than three decades in education almost did not happen

Jacqueline Robinson has spent 38 years teaching music in North Carolina schools, but it almost didn’t happen.  At one point...

 

Winston-Salem teacher says decades in the classroom means always changing

Listen to Kirsten Russ, West Forsyth High School civics and human geography teacher, explain the differences she has noticed in...

 

Kindergarten teacher Jarin Wooten: “I wouldn’t trade it for the world”

Jarin Wooten doesn’t remember meeting another black, male kindergarten teacher ever in his whole life. Wooten teaches kindergarten at Sugar...

 

From pre-med to math teacher, Chris Crayton’s education journey

Chris Crayton never wanted to be a teacher. She started out as a pre-med student at Bradley University in Illinois,...

 

An English teacher’s thoughts on her craft and why teaching literature matters

Hear from Heather Barto Wiley, an English teacher at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, on how she discovered teaching,...

 

Teacher Jennifer Yost stays present with her students

Jennifer Yost was not going to follow in her parents’ footsteps. The daughter of two educators- her father at the collegiate...

 

Barbie bungee jumps to teach students math

One day this school year, the students in Kelsey Anselmi’s eighth grade math class took a bunch of rubber bands...

 

Beverly Owens wants to make a difference in the classroom

To understand why Beverly Owens, an eighth grade science teacher at Kings Mountain Middle School in Cleveland County, became a...

 

A kindergarten class built on love

“Hello! Bonjour! Buenos dias!” As these greetings float through the air each morning, Carrie Blanchard’s students make their way to...

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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...