Blogs

Possibilities and Opportunities

by Rhoda Jane Bowers, First Grade Teacher, Brennen Elementary “Education is the most powerful…


The Power of Listening

by Alyssa Cameron Likens, Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher, Roebuck Elementary It was 8:35 a.m., and…


Filling the Gap

by Dr. Thomas E. Hodges,  Interim Dean of the College of Education at UofSC and Director for…


One More Time

by Alexis Kelly, Fifth Grade Teacher, H.E. Corley Elementary There I am, nervously pacing around…


Belief and Support: What First-Year Teachers Need

 by Yesenia Solis-Laboy, Second Grade Teacher, Lake Carolina Elementary It was our open house two…


Finding the Light

by Ashley Harmon, Science Teacher, Blythewood Middle School  As the early sun begins to rise from…


Finding the Joy

by Anna Maria Gardiner, English Teacher, Spring Hill High School  My first year teaching  Soon…


Finding My Rhythm as a New Teacher

by Carson Coomes, Orchestra Director, Blythewood Middle School As a fourth grader, I remember being…


Setting the Vision for SC-TEACHER

by Dr. Thomas E. Hodges,  Interim Dean of the College of Education at UofSC and Director for…


Takes One to Know One: How Empathy Made Me a Better Teacher

by Demetrius Williams  Computer Lab Aide at North Springs Elementary Have you ever had that dream…


Why I’m Still Here: Reflections on the Choice to Teach

by Alexis Deese-Smith  7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at R.H. Fulmer Middle School…


Teacher Workforce Demographics and Data:
A Deeper Dive with Working Paper Series II

by Dr. Thomas E. Hodges, Director for SC-TEACHER and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the…


Supporting Novice Teachers in the Time of COVID-19

by Angela Adams, Lead Coach, Carolina Teacher Induction Program Last June, my four-year-old asked…


Let’s Talk About That: Teacher Retention

By Cindy Van Buren, Assistant Dean for Professional Partnerships, UofSC College of Education This…


ROUNDTABLE: Focusing On Our State’s Retention Issues

How are issues of teacher retention impacting students and schools in South Carolina? What are…


CarolinaTIP: A Promising Solution to the Teacher Shortage

By Nicole Skeen, University Induction Coordinator | UofSC College of Education When my husband and…


Policy Discussion on Preparation, Recruitment and Retention of Teachers

by Melanie Barton, Executive Director - South Carolina Education Oversight Committee The research…


The House is on Fire

by Patrick Kelly, Coordinator of Professional Learning in Richland School District 2 Over the past…