Newsletter Archive

January 2021 

  • Founding Director Jan Riggsbee reflects on finding new ways of doing and being amidst a pandemic and some of TeachHouse's local, national, and international education partners. Keep reading... 
  • Dr. Peter Gamwell, author, presenter, and award-winning leader in education, shares stories about transforming learning cultures, unleashing students' creativity, and ponders the role of teachers in a complex digital world. Keep reading... 
  • Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, Director of the Teacher Leader Fellowship Program at CCSU, discusses leading at the classroom level, building teacher leaders into system-leaders, and bringing together educators from different schools to push one's own and colleagues' practices, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read her interview. 
  • Duke TeachHouse inaugural fellow and mentor Benton Wise (Trinity '13, MAT '14) discusses the challenges of early career teaching and the impact of TeachHouse on his current work as an Instructional Designer at Principled Technologies. Click here to read Benton's story. 

 

September 2020 

  • Founding Director Jan Riggsbee reflects on TeachHouse's journey since its launch in 2015 and Fellows' stories of becoming empowered early-career teacher leaders. Keep reading...  
  • Andy Mink, Vice President of Education Programs at the National Humanities Center (NHC), discusses the role of the Center in Research Triangle Park, the work of Duke TeachHouse fellows in the NHC's Triangle University Internship Program, and the importance of the humanities in our daily lives. Keep reading... 
  • In February 2020, Duke TeachHouse fellows and alumni traveled to Washington, D.C, on a professional development trip where they visited local innovative schools, attended DukeDC Alumni panels and events, and participated in a before-hours tour of the African American History Museum. Click here to read about their trip.
  • Duke TeachHouse inaugural fellow and mentor Ashley Pollard (Trinity '15) discusses why she became a teacher, the impact of TeachHouse on her career as an educator and policy-maker, and her favorite TeachHouse memory. Click here to read Ashley's story.