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Do Parents Take Advantage of Young Teachers?

This past weekend I visited my sister in Charleston, SC. South Carolina is towards the bottom (if not last) of the list of teacher pay. Charleston, however is where I have forever dreamt to move after I graduate and teach … Continue reading

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Should There be Heightened Security in Schools?

One of my most vivid memories I have of high school was sitting in my Spanish 2 class freshman year and the girl behind me tapping on my shoulder to warn me not to come to school tomorrow, as there … Continue reading

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How Being a Nanny Inevitably Prepares One to Teach

The second I made it to middle school I was ecstatic to finally be old enough to babysit. Having an older sister that often babysat me made me want to be the one in charge one day, and that day … Continue reading

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How Early Do Students Start to Recognize Privilege?

In another one of my education classes a topic we have been recently visiting is ‘privilege’- who has it, what defines it and how students and adolescents deal with or without it. There are different types of privilege from race … Continue reading

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The Value in Pre-K

A couple of weeks ago I attended Dr. Peisner-Feinberg’s presentation on the evaluation of North Carolina’s Pre-K programs over the last several years. Overall, the evaluation showed how beneficial Pre-k has demonstrated to be for students going further with their … Continue reading

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Recess: An Undeniably Beneficial Part of the School Day

Earlier this year I shadowed a very accomplished, dedicated counselor at New Hope Elementary named Kim Kelleher. Throughout the day I followed her as she exemplified what a truly successful school counselor does each day and told me stories of … Continue reading

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Should Teachers Schedule Time to Read Aloud to Students?

Some of my favorite memories in Elementary school, other than the holiday parties, were the times my teachers would read aloud as the class sat on the carpet. What is interesting about this is the fact that my least favorite … Continue reading

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