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I always find that the month of March presents the extra special problem of the brackets.  I am constantly finding them around the room and in the halls; discussion around the school amongst the students centers around who has the best bracket.  This year, I...

BY: LIZ KEIPER This year, one of my teacher-goals was to get my students to write more. If you’re anything like past-self me, when you’re in the middle of a novel unit, you get so wrapped up in during-reading and between-reading activities that you wake up...

by Karla Hilliard In my English 10 Honors and English 11 classes, we’ve been grappling with darkness in the world. If you’re a teacher, it will come as no surprise to you that my students have been thoughtful, honest, and courageous in our discussion of life’s...

BY: LIZ KEIPER Congrats, fellow West Virginians! If you’re anything like me, the past few weeks have been the craziest weeks of your professional career, hands down. It’s been a rollercoaster of anger, sadness, desperation, discouragement, hope, pride, love, and everything in between. I couldn’t be prouder of...

As a mother, one of the first lessons I learned once my son started talking was that I could never anticipate what he would say.  For example, in 2017 I was named the West Virginia State Teacher of the Year, a title I never expected...

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