They say teachers should have guns. On Feb. 20, a new state legislative committee led by Republican Sen. Tim Moore admitted it may consider arming North Carolina teachers as a response to Florida’s school shooting. In a listening session with Florida shooting survivors the next day, Donald Trump supported this notion, stating, “A teacher would have a concealed gun on them ... and you would no longer have a gun-free zone.” This concept worries me.
As a high school teacher, I have learned that sometimes everybody needs a fresh start. We recently started our second semester, and with that comes a new chance at improving grades, developing habits, and engaging students. More than once I’ve told a struggling student that we’re wiping the slate clean and seen the relief wash over their face. Sometimes it takes a bit of probing to understand the barriers preventing them from succeeding in school.
The other day, as we were getting ready to head to a friend’s daughter’s 4th birthday party, I asked my 5-year-old daughter if she’d like to see a picture of the birthday girl. My friend and I see each other regularly, but our daughters had not met before. I pulled up a photo on my phone and showed it to my daughter. “Oh!” she responded, studying it with interest. “She has brown skin like me!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".