Author Archives: liznels

If Teachers Were Treated Like Athletes…

The comedy industry thrives on presenting current information in a light-hearted way. While these comedians and comedy shows are not news programs, they do provide great insight into current politics and various opinions. There is a reason that Saturday Night … Continue reading

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For the Love of Books!

In elementary school, I loved reading. I absolutely loved it. . I loved the ability to make sense out of the lines on the page and to be transported into other places. I learned about other places, strange and wonderful … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Fidgeting

If you are anything like me, it is hard to sit still without fidgeting for extended periods of time – especially in school. I’m not just talking about when I was a toddler or in preschool or in elementary school. … Continue reading

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High Schoolers Need Gym Too

I remember sitting in the gym, the fall of my freshman year fearing that I could actually melt because the heat and humidity were so intense. Out gym hadn’t been redone (it still hasn’t been redone) since it was founded … Continue reading

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The Cutting of Arts and PE in Elementary Schools

At the beginning of 2017, lawmakers in North Carolina voted reduce class size in kindergarten to third grade classrooms. While there are benefits to smaller classes, like more one-on-one attention from teachers, this reduction would come at the expense of … Continue reading

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The High School Sports Industry

Most people who attend high school in the United States have either played, attended or heard about the high school sports. I was a four-year cross country runner, two-year soccer player and two-year track runner. Within these eight seasons of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Field Trips and Their Decline

Over spring break, I had the opportunity to take a road trip from North Carolina to Colorado. Over the course of three days, six of my friends and I had the opportunity to see the landscape change from what I … Continue reading

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