Originally published on Huffington Post
Spending time with his roommates and watching “Parks and Recreation” makes Benton Wise a better teacher.
Wise, a high school social studies teacher in North Carolina's Durham Public Schools system, lives in the Duke University TeachHouse with five other educators. The new house, the first of its kind in the country, brings together four new teachers and two veterans -- all of whom graduated from Duke and most of whom teach in Durham -- to live together, undertake professional development programs together and generally offer support to each other. The goal is that this type of innovative, early career induction program will build high-quality educators and help Durham retain them. Read More.