Teachers Take a Break from Their Typical Summer Break

Most teachers have the summer off and spend that time NOT thinking about the upcoming school year (I know, I’m married to one.)  But that was not the case for two teachers from Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina, at least for the week they spent at Little on a STEM externship…

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July 24th, 2016 | Comments Off | Beyond Architecture
Musings of a Second Year Teacher

 

No, this isn’t Helen…or her class. (Photo courtesy of Lake Wales Public Library Archives)

Meet Helen*, an engaging twenty something with a refreshing enthusiasm for teaching, who knows she can make a difference and is determined to do so. Helen is a member of the Teach for America corps and has been assigned to a school in rural eastern North Carolina. While she had no prior teaching experience or degree in a directly related field before embarking on this admirable endeavor in the fall of 2011, she was homeschooled through eighth grade (before attending public high school and college) and has five younger siblings…an education in and of itself! READ MORE

January 3rd, 2013 | Comments Off | Live & Learn
School and Community Engagement: Conference Recap

Recently, I attended the NC Education Summit on School & Community Engagement in Greensboro, NC. It was my first time attending this event and I found the sessions informative and enlightening. A few highlights of what I heard include: READ MORE

October 5th, 2012 | Comments Off | Live & Learn
Higher Education Could Take a Lesson from Corporate Workplace

A contemporary learning environment vs. a more agile workplace environment

 As I toggle back and forth between Corporate Workplace projects and Higher Education projects, I’m struck by the dramatically different pace of evolution in those environments.

Workplaces are evolving to enable new ways of working and collaborating, physically and digitally. Work settings are being customized in real time to adapt to an increasingly social and mobile working environment. Meanwhile, with a few exceptions, higher education classroom buildings remain inflexible and unable to accept change, despite the clear need for varied, scalable learning settings that can change on a semester-to-semester (or even a day-to-day) basis. READ MORE

July 9th, 2012 | Comments Off | Live & Learn