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April, 2015

01 Apr

Thinking about classrooms and change

Take a minute to think about your 4th Grade classroom… your classroom when you were a student. How about your 10th Grade History classroom? What do you remember about the layout of the classroom, the instructional strategies the teacher used, the technologies that were available to you?

Now take a minute to think about your first year as a teacher. What did your classroom look like? What were considered best-practices in instruction? How did you engage your students?

02 Apr

Congratulations to Rae-Ann Daughtry of Martin County!

Teacher Rae-Ann Daughtry received the Eugene and Jean Rogers Honored Educator Scholarship this week.

Rae-Ann is the Martin County Teacher of the Year for 2014-15 from South Creek High School. Click here for more on Rae-Ann.

06 Apr

Best teacher compliments from students

Monday can be a tough day that needs some motivation. We found some and wanted to share in this list of students praising teachers at We at NCCAT believe teachers should always get praise, because it is so often earned. And there is little doubt that hearing it from a student is one of the joys of the profession. From the article ....

07 Apr

Ashe County Teacher is Tops in Class; Keana Triplett named 2015 NC Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ashe County High School English teacher Keana Triplett, who was named the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year today. Keana attended NCCAT as a beginning teacher and we're looking forward to seeing her again this year. Thank you to her and the other regional finalists for all they do for education in North Carolina!

Click here for press release from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

10 Apr

Honored Educator Scholarship news

We're always glad to have news about the NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship program. The program helps honor great educators and create opportunities for others.

10 Apr

From the NCCAT Executive Director: Congrats to Keana Triplett and finalists for Teacher of Year!

By NCCAT Executive Director Richard Thompson

We were delighted to learn Keana Triplett, an English teacher from Ashe County, received the honor of 2015 North Carolina Teacher of the Year this week. Five of the finalists, including Mrs. Triplett, have attended NCCAT programs. Mrs. Triplett attended the NCCAT Beginning Teachers Program, and we look forward to having her, and all of our finalists join us again this year.

NCCAT is grateful for these and for all of the teachers of North Carolina who do incredible work for the children of our state.

13 Apr

Give Five - Read Five campaign

From NCDPI .....

The NCDPI first launched the statewide Give Five - Read Five campaign in 2013 to address summer learning loss. As a part of this annual campaign, parents, business leaders and community members are encouraged to donate five new or gently used books to local elementary schools so that students have books to take home at the end of the school year. We focus on providing five books because research from Harvard shows that reading five books helps students to better retain literacy skills over the summer.

14 Apr

Steven Weber: 5 Ways Voxer Makes Me A Better Leader

Are you using Voxer? Steven Weber, the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, blogs about 5 Ways Voxer Makes Me A Better Leader. 

Steven writes: "

15 Apr
16 Apr

Thank you Donna Glee Williams from NCCAT

NCCAT Center Fellow Donna Glee Williams was presented with this wonderful plaque on the occasion of the last program before her retirement. 

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