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Podcast: Pushing to Succeed
Joanna Schimizzi, NBCTDecember 12, 2017

Joanna Schmizzi, NBCT was inspired by other educators in her department to pursue Board certification, and now she inspires teachers and students alike. The certification process encouraged her to push herself to be a lifelong learner, but it also made…

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John Lewis – The Greatest Living American!
Doug Graney, NBCTDecember 4, 2017

My Political Science class and my Philosophy class met a man who I consider to be “The Greatest Living American.” Congressman John Lewis is one of the giants of the Civil Rights era. Early on, he participated in sit-ins in…

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I Can Accomplish Difficult Things, and So Can My Students
Heather Byington, NBCTNovember 21, 2017

In mid-October, I opened an email containing National Board renewal scores and saw “Congratulations!” It was a high point of my day. The 129 likes and 23 congratulating comments on Facebook left me with warm fuzzies, but as I sit…

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