From Knowledge Springs Hope

September 26, 2022 by Megan Schwarze It was such a privilege to participate in the Greenville Community Read (GCR) hosted by PEP. The book What Happened to You?  is so relevant to what we are seeing in schools throughout our district. While the book provides factual information, research, and data, it does so through storytelling […]

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SC Superintendent of Education Candidates Share Their Viewpoints on the Issues

Public Education Partners sent a questionnaire to the 2022 SC Superintendent of Education candidates participating in the June 14th Primaries, to get their responses to questions about issues important to educators, community members, and parents. We received responses from Gary Burgess, Sr. (Democrat), Lisa Ellis (Democrat), Kathy Maness (Republican), Ellen Weaver (Republican), and Lynda Leventis-Wells […]

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A Year of Unexpected Surprises

May 13, 2022 by Carley Gant My six word memoir: “August: uncharted territory. May: conquered kindergarten!” —– Picture it: It’s your 18th year of education and you’ve managed to successfully avoid the one grade level that instantly sends you into a panic….kindergarten. Then one day in August, before school begins, it happens. You’re teaching kindergarten! […]

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My Drive to Teach: Find Your WHY

April 22, 2022 by Ashley Causey There has never been a point in my career in education when I have regretted being a teacher. The education profession has become one that is an environment of constant change and in need of improvement, and I love being the heart of that drive for positive change. Educators […]

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Coping in the Time of COVID

“Have you taken any time to grieve COVID?” my therapist asked. This question took my breath away. Immediately I thought, “How dare you! Grieved? We’re still in it! What time have any of us in education had to grieve anything? We’ve adjusted, put our feelings aside, sucked it up, gone above and beyond like we […]

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Almost June

May 21st, 2020 – by Kelly Baird, Co-Founder and CEO of Flow to You   “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the hillside.” Maud Hart Lovelace  As this incredibly unique school year is drawing to a close (amid all the extreme effort that MAYCEMBER requires), […]

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Wow! What do you know…

May 14th, 2021 – by Christine Jacobs I used to think that I knew everything there was to know about teaching and students. I’ve been taking a class recently that has helped me realize that there are always new ways to help students become more independent and take ownership of their behavior in class. Conscious […]

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It’s the Small Things: Finding Peace with Our Busyness

April 30th, 2021 – by Ashley Causey How many times have we, as educators, perused our to-do list and have been so overwhelmed we had to pause and escape?  Maybe we had to have a vent session with a colleague or a quick burst of exercise to clear our mind.  These are examples of finding […]

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Finding Small Good Things – St. Daniel

April 8th, 2021 – by Trevor Scott Barton “There were deep wrinkles in the corners of her eyes and across her forehead.  They didn’t seem to be wrinkles of worry that he’d seen on his mami and abuelo’s faces as they worked the fields and lived among strangers in small southern towns.  No, they seemed […]

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Disrupting Our Assumptions About Our Own Failures

March 26, 2021 – By Pernille Ripp I have been thinking about how hard we can be on ourselves. The constant negative self-talk we, as educators, can quickly sink into due to the supposed reactions of children we teach. How we can spiral so easily into defeatist thinking. Into thinking, we would be better off […]

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