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Part of the North Carolina Teacher Project from WUNC

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NC teachers: Give us a snapshot of your life.
Take a photo of your desk, or of the clock (late at night) as you grade papers. Tweet about a  frustration, or a surprise, or a conversation that reinforces why you teach in the state.
You can use any social media platform you want: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Tumblr, etc., just use the hashtag #TeachingInNC.
We hope that, collectively, these snippets will give “the rest of us” a sense of what it’s like to be a teacher in the state.

NC teachers: Give us a snapshot of your life.

Take a photo of your desk, or of the clock (late at night) as you grade papers. Tweet about a  frustration, or a surprise, or a conversation that reinforces why you teach in the state.

You can use any social media platform you want: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Tumblr, etc., just use the hashtag #TeachingInNC.

We hope that, collectively, these snippets will give “the rest of us” a sense of what it’s like to be a teacher in the state.

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As a white man working in Southern schools, I’ve been called a racist more than once by fired up kids who thought that I’d given them unfair grades or unwarranted consequences for misbehavior in the classroom.  Early in my career, those moments left me angry and confused.

"How could they call me that?" I’d think.  "I would have given a white student the same consequence for the same action."  Oftentimes, I’d even let those moments turn me against the student.  "See if I’ll help them the next time they need me," I’d mutter indignantly.

But a boy named Derek* tempered me. »Read more.

- Bill Ferriter is a national board-certified teacher based in North Carolina.  He is the author of the blog, The Tempered Radical.

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Last year, Keilia Scott’s life path turned in a different direction as the result of conversation she overhead on a bus. A fellow student who had also been in foster care told Scott about a special program at Wake Tech Community College designed specifically to help foster kids succeed in higher learning.

Keilia told her story as part of a segment on WUNC’s The State of Things.

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