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30-year-old high school history teacher in Durham, N.C.

Real Name: Alex Drake

DOB: 10/25/1982

Location: Durham, NC

Occupation: HS teacher

Home Page:

Twitter: Drakeycakes

Diaries published: 11 (956 days since last diary on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 59 (937 days since last comment on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:28 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 259

Total Comment Ratings: 554

Most Recommended Diary: Teachers Lounge: Why not reward smarts?, 239 comments, 88 recommends

People Following UNCCTF: 2

UNCCTF's Most Recent Diaries:

Charter schools can be a great mechanism for fostering innovative curricula and instructional methods. But at my school, getting the students to buy in has been one of the biggest obstacles.
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
All too often, students have to endure unspeakable tragedies and hardships in their personal lives. At the same time, the determination of students to get past it, along with seeing how they can ...
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 07:14 AM PST with 9 Recommends
In today's day and age there is so much emphasis on taking as many Advanced Placement classes as possible. But should schools draw the line, and where should that line be? This AP teacher tries to ...
Comment Count 118 comments on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 06:42 AM PST with 19 Recommends
My impression was always that schools are supposed to exist to foster intellectual growth, so why is it that so many American high schools put such a humongous emphasis on other things?
Comment Count 239 comments on Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 07:23 AM PST with 88 Recommends
You've all known the teachers that get to school right as the first period bell rings, teach their classes, and then sprint for the door like the building's ablaze. And they do that every day. ...
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Sep 19, 2009 at 05:52 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
First Farrah, now the King of Pop?
Comment Count 217 comments on Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 02:40 PM PDT with 46 Recommends

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