My Teacher

WUNC is traveling the state, listening to students interview their teachers. Our goal is to gain some new insights into what it takes to be a teacher in North Carolina. Do you have a special story about a teacher? Tell us! Also, here's how to record your own My Teacher interview.

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My Teacher
5:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

'You Go Hard Now, And Then It'll Pay Off Eventually. You Really Helped Teach Me That'

Carrboro High School senior Chris Joseph and assistant football coach/social studies teacher Christoph Stutts
Credit Will Michaels / WUNC

    

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're returning to the My Teacher series, exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

WUNC's My Teacher series continues at Carrboro High School, where senior Chris Joseph spoke with his assistant football coach and social studies teacher Christoph Stutts.

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Education
2:06 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

'Somehow Mrs. Warner Left Her Mark'

Angela Russell (née Hart) touches the bricks that her ancestors might have touched. Between her thumb and forefinger you can see the fingerprint left on the brick by an enslaved person.
Brenda Scott

WUNC has been running a series called My Teacher. As a part of the series, students around the state are interviewing their teachers.

Brenda Scott is long out of school, but she's been listening to our stories on the radio and wrote to say:

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NEW WUNC Tumblr: The Teachers' Room

WUNC's Reema Khrais talks with a teacher at Glenwood Elementary in Chapel Hill
Credit Carol Jackson

WUNC has launched a new teacher blog. It's on Tumblr, and is called The Teachers' Room. Our goal is to find and highlight writing by and for teachers. We'll also share some of our education reporting there. Please follow us!

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Education
12:35 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

My Teacher Series: WUNC's Reema Khrais

WUNC's Reema Khrais and her first-grade teacher, Lawanda Rainey-Hall.
Credit Carol Jackson

WUNC has a new initiative called My Teacher. As a part of the project, students around the state are interviewing their teachers. WUNC education reporter Reema Khrais recently surprised one of her favorite teachers, Lawanda Rainey-Hall. Reema was one of Ms. Rainey-Hall's first grade students at Glenwood Elementary in Chapel Hill.

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My Teacher
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

'I Met You And Everything Changed'

Northern High School sophomore Christina Dixon and Erica Walker-Joynes

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

Northern High School sophomore Christina Dixon entered Erica Walker-Joynes' exceptional children's class last year because she was deemed to be at risk for dropping out when she got to high school.

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My Teacher
5:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

'You're The Reason I Started Doing Performance Poetry'

Carrboro High School teacher Mackensie Malkemes and junior Ryley McGinnis
Credit Timothy Leow

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

Ryley McGinnis was shy and hadn't thought much about performance poetry when she entered Mackensie Malkemes' English class at Carrboro High School, but  a year later, Ryley is writing and reading her poetry out loud whenever she has the chance.

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My Teacher
5:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

'I Still Have That Story. It Gave Me Confidence To Pursue Writing'

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

Middle school teacher Steven Simmons says he was a little overwhelmed in 2005 when he started his career at Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill. But third graders like Aditi Goyal kept him going in those early days.

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My Teacher
5:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

'You've Become More Of A Role Model For Students'

Northern High School principal Matthew Hunt and senior Caleb Crawley
Credit Will Michaels / WUNC

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

Caleb Crawley is a senior at Northern High School in Durham, where Matthew Hunt is serving his first year as principal.  Mr. Hunt has walked the halls of Northern High for several years as an administrator, but he played basketball in the Netherlands long before he made his way to a classroom.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

'High School Is Not Easy. It's Not'

Chapel Hill High School English instructor Michael Irwin and senior Madison Gunning
Credit Madison Gunning

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

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My Teacher
3:56 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

My Teacher Series - Submit Your Story!

Credit Keith Weston / WUNC

My Teacher is a new initiative from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC. We're traveling the state, finding teachers and students to tell their stories. You don't have to wait for us to show up to record and submit your story, though.

You could write to us, and tell us a story about your teacher. (Put 'My Teacher' in the subject line.) Or, you could record the conversation yourself with your smartphone!

Simply make an appointment with your teacher.

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