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September 20, 2021
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Teachers across the state spent the days leading up to the school year attending Professional Development sessions presented by NC NTSP  coaches. Coaches will continue to provide these opportunities for learning throughout the year, sharing information focused on the areas of planning, instruction and assessment, while allowing time for teachers to collaborate with others. It…

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September 7, 2021
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The first weeks of school are a pivotal time for you, as you work to develop a respectful classroom learning environment, and learn about resources and strategies for classroom management! Before the school year even begins, you are hard at work creating dynamic learning spaces for students!  As you continuously work on your space, keep…

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COVID Keeps: How to be Together-ish

August 23, 2021
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As we brace ourselves for another year of uncertainty: masks or no masks, virtual, fully in-person, hybrid or not, one thing is clear-organization is the key to teacher success.  Hi all! I am Maghan Kirschner, an NC NTSP instructional coach from the Charlotte region. I keep asking myself what happened to summer? How did it…

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Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections: Looking Back to Move Forward

May 17, 2021
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Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections: Looking Back to Move Forward:  Part 2 In the last Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections Blog, Dr. Adreian Pitts did an amazing job of guiding beginning teachers through a reflective process with an emphasis on classroom instruction and professional growth.   As you reflect upon all of the ever-changing events of this…

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Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections: Looking Back to Move Forward

April 30, 2021
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Greetings, Instructors!  Do you see what I see??? Yep, it’s light at the end of the tunnel! We are weeks away from the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.  The past two academic years have been unlike any other.  As this year comes to a close, we can all finally be more hopeful for brighter…

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Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections Lessons Learned during the Pandemic

April 15, 2021
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Ever since the doors to school buildings closed last March, teachers across the state made sure that the learning never stopped, even as they adapted to virtual learning, hybrid instruction, in-person teaching and sometimes all three at once! Coaches were able to observe teachers in all of these settings, offer support where needed and stand…

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Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections

April 1, 2021
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“Teaching in the pandemic is like walking in a park, Jurassic Park.”- anonymous The above quote, although a little fantastical, may be the correct analogy to the year it’s been in education. By now, we are tired of remembering that a year ago a pandemic shut down our school systems. It severed our ability to…

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