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Improving the bottom line

Improving the bottom line

Management 101: Rule 1. Motivate your employees and they will produce. Rule 2. Train and develop your employees so they have the tools necessary to produce. Rule 3. Empower your employees so they a…
Unpacking the “co-” in co-planning

Unpacking the “co-” in co-planning

For those who don't know me, I’ve always enjoyed the creative energy that emerges when brainstorming new ideas with someone. When I first began working with North Carolina New Schools, my initi…
Student Voices: Turning STEM education into a STEM job

Student Voices: Turning STEM education into a STEM job

The schooling experience I have received the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. I'm a student at Rockingham Early College High School (RECHS) located on campus at Rockingham Co…
Pride (in the name of teaching)

Pride (in the name of teaching)

What are some of the proudest moments you have had as an educator? Perhaps they include the graduation of a student you know succeeded because of your direct involvement, or an award from your distric…
Peer School Review offers better view of forest

Peer School Review offers better view of forest

Labeling life in a traditional public high school as being "fast paced" is an understatement. While we are all pushing in the same direction and working hard to create a school climate conducive t…
Tournament feeds college-going culture

Tournament feeds college-going culture

With three UNC degrees between us, my husband and I take basketball -- particularly the ACC and NCAA tournaments -- very seriously.  We have opinions about where the ACC tournament should be played (…