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.

Narrow your search

Resources tagged with organization are also tagged with these keywords. Select one to narrow your search or to find interdisciplinary resources.

“I am very sorry. It is going to happen again”
In The First Year, page 4.2
Maintain your commitment to classroom organization and management all the way through the end of the year.
Format: article
By Kristi Johnson Smith.Commentary and sidebar notes by Lindy Norman.
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
Communicating with parents at the beginning of the year
In The First Year, page 1.3
Start communicating with parents at the beginning of the year, to establish a relationship before you have anything negative to say.
Format: article/best practice
By Kristi Johnson Smith.Commentary and sidebar notes by Lindy Norman.
Designing your gym class
From classroom organization to warm-up procedures, one physical education teacher provides a blueprint for a structured physical education program.
By Bozena Mielczak and Kim Campbell.
The First Year
Essays on the author's experiences in her first year of teaching: the mistakes she made, what she learned from them, and how she used them to become a better teacher — and how other first-year teachers can, too.
Format: book (multiple pages)
The five features of effective writing
The five Features of Effective Writing — focus, organization, support and elaboration, style, and conventions — are a valuable tool for understanding good writing and organizing your writing instruction. By teaching these features, you can help your students become more effective writers in any genre, at any level, and make your writing instruction easier to manage at the same time. This series of articles, written with the support of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will show you how.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Helping students get organized
In The First Year, page 1.4
Tips for helping students keep track of their materials and supplies.
Format: article/best practice
By Kristi Johnson Smith.Commentary and sidebar notes by Lindy Norman.
Keep it short (but not too short)
In Writing for the Web, page 4
Shorter paragraphs and pages will help make your writing easier to read on the web, but you don't have to sacrifice important content.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Organization
In The five features of effective writing, page 3
Organization, the second Feature of Effective Writing, should be addressed after a writer has established a focus and will help strengthen that focus.
By Kathleen Cali.
Scannability: organizing for the web
In Writing for the Web, page 5
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Templates to help you with paperwork
In The First Year, page 1.2
Templates for a parent contact log, discipline log, multipurpose log, sub plan, in-school-suspension plan, IEP notebook, grade book, and locker log.
Format: article/best practice
By Kristi Johnson Smith.Commentary and sidebar notes by Lindy Norman.
Twelve rules for arranging your classroom
You'll want to set up your classroom as quickly as possible, but consider these factors before you start.
Format: article/best practice
By Kristi Johnson Smith.Commentary and sidebar notes by Lindy Norman.
Writing for the Web
How teachers can more effectively communicate information and ideas via the World Wide Web, to students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the world.
Format: series (multiple pages)