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Posted Feb. 21, 2019

I Never Wanted to Be a Teacher But Now I #LoveTeaching

Growing up, I never wanted to be a teacher. At one time I wanted to be a sports writer; at another, a chaplain. Entering college,…

By Gina Benz

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Posted Feb. 19, 2019

I #LoveTeaching Because I Never Stop Learning

#LoveTeaching Week is a grassroots campaign started by teachers in 2015 as an opportunity to celebrate teaching, leading, and learning in a way that unites…

By Shelly Gaughan

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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

I Went to My Former Kindergarten Student’s Wedding and I Cried

Twenty years ago, North Carolina teacher Ann Davis won a prestigious national honor called the Milken Educator Award, the so-called “Oscar of Teaching” as described…

By Ann Davis

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Posted Sep. 27, 2016

How School Leadership Can Make or Break a Teacher’s Decision to Stay in the Classroom

Twenty years ago, North Carolina teacher Ann Davis won a prestigious national honor called the Milken Educator Award, the so-called “Oscar of Teaching” as described…

By Ann Davis

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Posted Sep. 20, 2016

I Never Thought I’d Become a Teacher. Here’s How My Mom Changed My Mind.

Twenty years ago, North Carolina teacher Ann Davis won a prestigious national honor called the Milken Educator Award, the so-called “Oscar of Teaching” as described…

By Ann Davis

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Posted June 11, 2019
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By the End of My Third Year, I Was in Therapy. We Must Start Taking Teachers’ Emotional Health Seriously.

We all know the female elementary school teacher stereotype, perhaps best portrayed by the iconic Jessica Day from New Girl: bubby, cheerful, exquisitely put-together, good,…

By Kristabel Stark

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Posted June 11, 2019
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How Teachers and Families Can Help Students Build Reading Fluency Over the Summer

Summer is a time for trying new things. Summer can also be a time for falling backward on academic skills like reading fluency. Research shows…

By Cindy Jiban

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Posted June 12, 2019

When It Comes to College Graduation and Finding a Job, Mentors Make a Difference

I am living proof of the OneGoal motto: “College graduation. Period.” I’m a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University (SIU) of Carbondale where I studied…

By Jawon Mayberry

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