Friday, April 22, 2016

Tar Heel Teachers (Educational Panel Talk Show) S2E3 - Town Hall Meeting with Dr. June Atkinson: NC's State Superintendent!

Our Town Hall Meeting with Dr. June Atkinson is filled with many teachable moments! Let's learn together!

During this month's episode of Tar Heel Teachers...

  • .45 - The Busy Bees of Plain View Primary open the show with a vocal performance!
  • 3:45 - Teacher Talk: The co-hosts are joined by Dr. June Atkinson (NC's State Superintendent)! The group discusses The End of Standard 6 & The Growing Gap in Local Spending between Wealthy & Poor Counties.
  • 21:05 - Minute to Win It Challenge: Dr. June Atkinson faces off against Dr. Robert Taylor (Bladen County's Superintendent), Mrs. Deborah Belle (Principal of Plain View Primary), and Josiah (1st Grader) in the Movin' On Up: Cup Game!
  • 23:55 - The co-hosts interview Dr. June Atkinson!
  • 36:00 - Public Forum: Dr. June Atkinson fields questions from our studio audience!
  • 48:50 - The Busy Bees of Plain View Primary close our show with a step performance!

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Tar Heel Teachers - Educational Panel Talk Show - S2E2 - Autism Special!

Our Autism Special is filled with many teachable moments! Let's learn together!

During this month's episode of Tar Heel Teachers....
  • 1:00 - Teacher Talk: The co-hosts review Myths about Autism. They also discuss the Center for Children with Autism of Wilmington's desire to raise money for a new bus. Lastly, they share a young autistic boy's spot-on "Michael Jackson" dance moves!
  • 15:55 - The co-hosts interview Amy Sparks from the Jarred Bryan Sparks Foundation!
  • 25:05 - Christy Jenks provides tips for parents with autistic children!
  • 31:25 - The co-hosts reflect about how autism has impacted their careers!

11 Myths About Autism

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tar Heel Teachers - Educational Panel Talk Show - S2E1

This month's episode is filled with many teachable moments! Let's learn together!

During this month's episode of Tar Heel Teachers...

  • :30 - Catching-Up with the Co-Hosts: The Tar Heel Teachers share their latest developments, and the new high school co-host is introduced! 
  • 6:40 - Teacher Talk: The co-hosts discuss the News & Observer Report about  Enrollment Plunges at UNC Teacher Prep Programs and the Charlotte Observer Report about the Latino Student Boom, which is Posing Complex Questions in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
  • 20:55 - The co-hosts complete a Minute to Win It Challenge!
  • 25:45 - The co-hosts recognize a Remarkable North Carolinian!

Please share your opinions of this month's show by posting your comments to this blog. You can also join the conversation by tweeting us @TarHeelTeachers via Twitter. Email is another viable option, write your comments to tarheelteachers@gmail.com. Also, do not forget to like Tar Heel Teachers on Facebook - www.facebook.com/TarHeelTeachers. We also post exclusive pictures to our Facebook Page!


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

The North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Conference

The 41st Annual Conference will take place March 6-8, 2016.

This school year, I have been afforded several enriching opportunities! 


Even though, I spent 7 years working in a middle school. I never had a chance to attend the North Carolina Association of Middle Level Education Conference. 

I am so excited to present at the 2016 conference. I will share my project and action research that I conducted for the Governor's Teacher Network. I am hopeful that teachers and administrators will walk away with strategies that they can utilize in their classrooms and schools! I'll keep you posted!




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cultural Diversity Workshop Series at Fayetteville State University

We all live in a very diverse world, and it's very important that we expose our students to the many differences!

Currently, Fayetteville University is sponsoring a dynamic Cultural Diversity Workshop Series! The workshop expands from February 2nd through March 1st! Each session will focus on a different country and its unique culture!


The first session focused on Tanzania. Here are a few pictures from the workshop:









Tanzania employs the 7+4+2+3 education system. The students attend elementary school for 7 years before attending middle school for 4 years. Afterwards, students spend 2 years in high school. Lastly, they are at the university for 3 years. I look forward to learning about the various countries and cultures through these special series!