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  • My Extreme Learners

    I remember Santiago, the old fisherman who brought his mangled hand and the half-eaten marlin back ashore. For days and nights, he fought back against that fish even if that meant the fish was to be eaten up by sharks…. Read More ›

  • Saving Our Boys

    I grew up with a brother who struggled with mental illness. My parents must have looked at the boy and thought something was wrong. He wet his pants in his third-grade classroom or hesitated to mix in with other shirtless… Read More ›

  • Middle School Gifted Specialists: The Lone Wolves

    For all middle school educators who are itinerant, half-time, or split among multiple schools, welcome aboard!  As a solo practitioner in the field of Gifted Education in two middle schools, my journey has been full of both wonder and loneliness: First,… Read More ›

  • Parents, Our Strongest Allies

    Building a strong relationship with middle school parents isn’t on the priority list for many educators. Considering North Carolina’s teacher pay is ranked #35 in the nation,  who would want to carve out extra hours calling parents to introduce themselves… Read More ›