K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

On the web: Reference desk

Our best of the web collection includes dozens of references on a variety of subjects.

Welcome to LEARN NC's Education Reference! This guide contains not only definitions of common terms in K–12 education but also information that contextualizes the terms and, where appropriate, links to examples and resources that will help you implement teaching ideas in your classroom. For more information, read our collection policy.

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