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21 Sep

Teachers of NCCAT - Carolyn Kay Swift Creek Middle School

Why I Became a Teacher

I remember telling my mother when I was in Kindergarten that I was not going to get married, nor have any children of my own when I grew up. My plan was to take care of the children that no one else wanted. I often thought of that conversation while my husband and I spent the first six years of our marriage struggling with infertility.

17 Sep

Research shows welcoming students with a smile works

Greeting each student at the door with a positive message brings benefits for both students and teacher, according to a study. Click here to read more at Edutopia - https://www.edutopia.org/article/welcoming-students-smile?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

06 Sep

Making the Most of In-Class Book Clubs

Book clubs bring challenges in class management and assessment, but they can lead to improvements in students’ reading ability. Check out the post from Edutopia about the topic below.

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29 Aug

Find ideas for learning with tech in back-to-school guide!

ISTE has some great ideas for learning with tech this year!

"Why not commit to trying one new thing this year to get your students learning with technology. We’ll even make it easy for you. Whether you want to get started with coding, boost your students media literacy, or inspire them with global collaboration projects to fulfill their role as digital citizens, we’ve got some lesson ideas and educator-tested resources to help you get started."

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22 Aug

Beginning Teachers spend time with NCCAT at Ocracoke

We appreciate teachers who joined us for "Success From the Start: How to Survive and Thrive Your First Three Years in the Classroom" in Ocracoke. Through experiential learning, teachers explored pedagogical concerns including differentiated instruction, brain-compatible teaching, assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, and classroom management. Thank you for being with us!
21 Aug

5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math

Great ideas from Edutopia - Teachers who coach teams in a mathematical modeling challenge share ideas for helping students develop more confidence.

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16 Aug

Bringing Boys to books program at NCCAT

REACHING RELUCTANT READERS: BRINGING BOYS TO BOOKS at the NCCAT Campus in Cullowhee The energy, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment in this group of North Carolina teachers was over the top. To quote several of the participants, “If all of us could be in the same school we could show the state how to solve the reading problems with our children.” We are thankful for the work these teachers are doing to discover ways to empower the literacy habits of young males throughout the state of North Carolina. Wishing each of you a successful year!
09 Aug

Reading and Writing activity for the first week of school

Teacher friends...Idea for first week of school!!

03 Aug

North Carolina Geographic Alliance (NCGA) Geo-Inquiry Summer Institute in Ocracoke.

We appreciate the North Carolina Geographic Alliance (NCGA) Geo-Inquiry holding their Summer Institute in Ocracoke.

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