Elgin, SC (WLTX) - When you look around Mr. Rashad Adam's 5th grade classroom at Bookman Road Elementary, you can tell the attitude is still a bit boys verses girls. The gender line is clearly drawn, boys are on one side of the room and all the girls are on the other. However, when it comes to who is leading the class gender doesn't matter at all.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - News19's Lauren Talarico was invited to Hand Middle School to present a student with a "very special award"; however, that was just a cover up for the real reason she was there.
Cayce, SC (WLTX) - One Midlands classroom boasts outstanding test scores, an above average ratio of advanced placement students and only one gender - boys. Leading the charge at Claude A. Taylor Elementary is one man, Mr. Floyd Dinkins.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Anytime a professional has 43 years of experience in their career, there is no doubt they have picked up some tricks of the trade along the way. However, there's one teacher in the Midlands who says her most valuable tool has been with her since day one.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Any good parent will tell you that their job extended past "mom" and "dad", but to "teacher" as well. There's a teacher at John P. Morgan Elementary with the reverse mentality; sometimes as teacher you have to act like the parent.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Teaching children numbers like 1, 2, 3 is important but one Midlands teacher will tell you that if you're teaching without T.L.C. you're doing it wrong.
Cayce, SC (WLTX) - They are motivated, they are smart, many of them know what they want in life and they're only in kindergarten!
Lexington, SC (WLTX) Some people, like Miss Amanda Elliott, are born knowing what they're meant to be in life.
Blythewood, SC (WLTX) - When most artists put their brush to a canvas they're not really sure what the finished art work will look like; however, they usually hope the finished artwork will be unique and inspiring piece.
Irmo, SC (WLTX) - You are smart, you are special and you are appreciated. Those are just some of the words that a Midlands teacher tells her students in some capacity each and every day.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is "knowledge attained through study or practice." One teacher at St Andrew Middle School has the science of being a science teacher down to a "T".
Elgin, SC (WLTX) - Sending your young child off to school in hopes that their teacher will take the best care of them as possible can be scary for parents. However, that is not the case for parents whose children are in Mrs. Tammy Frierson's class.
(WLTX) - Magic happens every day in Mrs. Diane Smith's kindergarten class at R E Davis Elementary school in Sumter. The tricks of the education trade come simple after more than three decades in the classroom.
(WLTX) - When you add Gamecock love to Justin Beiber fever it equals some very excited students in 8th grade math teacher Lauren Still's class.
Richland County, SC (WLTX) - After more than 20 years in the classroom, Dr. Marion Myers can tell you a thing or two about teaching and she can do it in more than just one language.