My name is Bryan Christopher.

Bryan_ChristopherI share successes and failures from my classroom to help educators, parents and policymakers do more for their students.

I write for a variety of print and online outlets about:

  • Becoming a better teacher
  • The power of student and teacher voice
  • How policy decisions impact classrooms and schools.

I currently teach high school English and journalism in Durham, NC. Outside the classroom, I facilitate webinars and in-person professional development for teachers in Hope Street’s North Carolina and Utah policy fellowships, cure my own fish and build lego masterpieces with my two sons.

To learn more, contact me @bryanchristo4 or

Recent Articles

“Fact-based, solutions-oriented perspectives enable students to tackle societal issues, current events,” Communication: Journalism Education Today (summer 2018, print-only)

Spotting student hunger, SmartBrief Education

The power of writing begins with a single sentence, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

How student “Dreamers” enrich our North Carolina High School, Washington Post

Book Review: Albert Camus’ The First Man, Education NC

When learning gets personal, part 5: Graduation, Nation Council of Teachers of English

Authentic learning this school year, SmartBrief Education

How the Tour de France saved my teaching career, Bright

Walking Undocumented, Teaching Tolerance