If you haven't been to the Friday Institute at NC State University, wait no longer! On July 14, 2015, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker for the first day of the Beginning Teacher Institute as well as a session presenter. I was enamored with not only the beautiful facility but the amazing organization and attention to detail the NC State faculty had executed to create this opportunity for North Carolina's beginning teachers.
For this event, I spoke on one of my passions: overcoming the negative perceptions of public education. My goal was to encourage the beginning teachers to be positive about their calling and make meaningful relationships with their students. Amazingly enough, these beginning teachers inspired me far more than I could have inspired them. Their vivacious personalities and zeal for their craft was so apparent. If anyone is ever in doubt of the condition of beginning teachers in North Carolina, they need only catch a glimpse of this institute to be reaffirmed in the validity of these professionals.
If you are a beginning teacher in North Carolina, REGISTER for this event next summer. It will be well worth your time!
Thank you for this incredible opportunity, NC State College of Education!
Meet Julie: A fellow Appalachian State University Teaching Fellow Alumni.