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Students Can Discipline Themselves With “Cold Turkey”

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Now that 1:1 classrooms are becoming more common…so are students distracted by the internet.  “Cold Turkey” can be strong when the students are not! Cold Turkey can be set to block websites while working, but has other features such as: motivational messages, timers, and scheduled breaks. It reminds students when they should be working, and students can set it to block the websites ... Read More »

Students Create Their Own Stories

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Students can write their own stories and increase their writing skills by using WriterReader  app. The students take their stories and plug them into the book platform. They can also add pictures to go along with their stories. Great app to use for struggling readers and writers. Read More »

American Indians in North Carolina Live Streaming Event on Nov. 14

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Register today for the North Carolina Museum of History’s live interactive streaming program, American Indians in North Carolina, scheduled for Nov. 14 from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Museum educators and American Indian guests will lead this live interactive class from the museum’s Story of North Carolina exhibit. See the actual stuff of history and enjoy this first hand opportunity to learn ... Read More »

Technology Grant Opportunity Available Through January 12

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Teachers in CenturyLink’s residential service area may want to consider applying for one of its CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants for the 2016-17 school year. The Teachers and Technology grant program provides classroom grants to help fund projects that advance student success through innovative use of technology. Applicants do not have to be CenturyLink customers to apply. ... Read More »

NCCAT PD Opportunities for Fall

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Following are some upcoming professional development opportunities being offered through the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). Programs are available at the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online and with NCCAT faculty visiting school districts. NCCAT provides food, lodging and programming. Teachers and/or their districts are responsible for travel to and from the center and the cost of ... Read More »

Accountable Talk in the Classroom

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Accountable Talking with others about ideas and work is fundamental to learning.  Not all talk sustains learning.  In order for classroom talk to promote learning, it must be accountable to the learning community. Teachers can use accountable talk sentence stems at any point in a lesson to structure meaningful conversation. Examples of when to use accountable talk are below: Before ... Read More »

Learning From Error Analysis in Math

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Everyone makes mistakes! Many times these mistakes lead to important discoveries.   It is critical for teachers to pay attention to the errors that occur in the work of their students. One strategy teachers can use within the classroom is error analysis.  Error analysis helps teachers identify which steps the student can perform correctly in math and what specific errors ... Read More »

Using Sentence Frames in Your Classroom

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Do you have students who struggle finding the right words to explain, describe, or clarify what they may be thinking?  So many students are able to understand more than they can speak. One of best ways to engage English language learners (ELL) in actively acquiring new material is to connect their background knowledge to the new topic. Sentence frames allow students to make ... Read More »

Consider National Board Certification

Are you ready to demonstrate your understanding of accomplished teaching?  Newton-Conover has support for you. Angie Sigmon, Instructional Coach at Shuford, and Dr. Amanda Bridges, Assistant EC Director, are ready to provide ongoing group and individual support throughout the NBCT process.  Read below to learn more about National Board expectations for accomplished teaching. Published in 1989, the document What Teachers Should ... Read More »

Wonderopolis is Wonder-ful

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Have you ever wondered why green means go or how to get rid of hiccups?  Maybe you have wondered why birds fly in a V or how a snake’s fangs work.  If you have wondered about any of these things or more then Wonderopolis is the site for you.  Wonderopolis is a website that explores what we wonder about.  The ... Read More »