Pitching New Ideas

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Conference Highlights How Student Success is a Team Effort

Last year, East Carolina University invited Isaiah Ybarra to throw out the first pitch for the Pirates’ “Salute to Service” baseball series. After having served ten years as a fixed wing crew chief in the United States Marines, Ybarra had returned home to major in history education.

Closing the Gap

Communications //

Student Success Conference Promotes Innovative Teaching Strategies

Everyone knows this student: the one slouched in the back of the classroom with the hoody pulled over the brow. A ballcap’s brim pokes out from the fabric, shading the eyes for good measure. Age-old wisdom holds that this is the student who is ill prepared, disengaged, inattentive, and bored. The front of the classroom … that’s where hands are raised. That’s where excellence sits and learning transpires.

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