Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  1. 1 Starting the year right
    1. Coming soon!
    2. 1.2Templates to help you with paperwork
    3. 1.3Communicating with parents at the beginning of the year
    4. 1.4Helping students get organized
    5. 1.5Getting to know them
    6. 1.6Creating a safe space for students to take academic risks
  2. 2 The first semester
    1. 2.1A successful day? Engaging your students may not be enough
    2. 2.2Listening while you work: Using informal assessments to inform your instruction
    3. 2.3Making connections between concepts
    4. 2.4Connecting with colleagues: No tricks, all treat!
    5. 2.5You (yes, you!) are making a difference: The power of a single phrase
    6. 2.6It’s November. Do you know where your energy is?
    7. 2.7James and the Giant Pencil: Lessons in classroom management
    8. 2.8'Tis the season...for observations
    9. 2.9Three weeks and counting: What winter break might really mean
    10. 2.10They're all on the same page...and I'm grading page 1 of 700
    11. 2.11New beginnings
  3. 3 The second semester
    1. 3.1Welcome back!
    2. 3.2Snow days
    3. 3.3The thirty-second system for managing tardies and misdirected attention
    4. 3.4Who's holding the pencil? And did anybody learn?
    5. 3.5Valentine's Day: Love it? Or love it not?
    6. 3.6Balancing order and learning in classroom discussions
    7. 3.7Our students: Not just ours, and not just students
    8. 3.8Finding an emotional outlet you can get into
    9. 3.9March Madness and relationship-building
    10. 3.10I know who they are, but who am I?
  4. 4 The home stretch
    1. 4.1If he's in danger of failing, at least three people need to know it
    2. 4.2“I am very sorry. It is going to happen again”
    3. 4.3And you thought it had been a long time since someone thanked you
    4. 4.4Where are they now? And where are they going?
    5. 4.5Picture this
    6. 4.6The end (for now)
  1. Appendix A. Mentor's Guide
  2. Appendix B. Paperwork Templates
  3. Appendix C. Sample Welcome Letter and Syllabus
  4. Appendix D. “Getting to Know You” Questionnaire
  5. Appendix E. Sample Rubric for Student Binders
  6. Appendix F. Student Feedback Form
  7. Index