CCTI Newsletter 2019-2020
Back to School Edition
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Cohort 3 Launch a Success!
The CCTI launch on Saturday, August 17th was a success with 33 teachers in attendance! We look forward to meeting the other 27 teachers who will make up our 2019-20 cohort.
Particular thanks goes out to Dr. Chavis, our keynote speaker and 2019 Wake County Schools Principal of the Year. Dr. Chavis shared strategies for equity and inclusion in schools and in the classroom, and his "My Why."
Participants engaged in a panel discussion with Cohort 2 members. Topics ranged from challenges in the classroom, balancing teaching with the CCTI program, and building positive relationships with peers and students.
Dr. Chavis shares his "My Why"
Dr. Chavis describes what is at the heart of his purpose in education.
Dr. Chavis finds a connection through Enloe Magnet High School with a former Eagle!
Dr. Will Chavis
Highlights of a ten-year administrative journey.
Some highlights included the following advice:
- develop cohort peer relationships in your content area and across content areas
- make lists so you can cross things off and feel successful
- drive around your students' neighborhood to get a sense of where/how they live
- make time for yourself
Cohort 3 Launch Make-up Session
Saturday, Sep. 7th, 9am-3:30pm
7208 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 104 Raleigh, NC 27615 919.882.5951
Back to School Resources and Tips
5 Icebreakers for Middle and High School Students That Really Work
Ask around and you’ll quickly learn that most teens think the first few days of school are a complete waste of time. “All we do are the same dumb games we did in elementary school!” Or, “It’s just seven periods of my teachers reading me the syllabus!”
Both are common complaints I’ve heard from middle and high school students. So how can we make those first few days meaningful? Keep reading, because here are some real ways to build classroom community while getting to know your students in fun and meaningful ways.
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The 5-Second Solution for a Talkative Class
The Impact of Pronunciation
This article, podcast, and video respond to the age-old question, "What's in a name?".
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- Assign several short written assignments in the first week, and then practice names (”Well done, Sasha”) as you personally return papers.
- Take photos of students wearing name tags. Review the photos before class. Attach student photos to interest inventories so that you can relate faces with experiences and affinities.
- Identify a unique physical feature and then think of a funny sentence involving that feature and the student’s name: Tim has a tiny tooth.
- Create rhymes to aid your auditory and visual memory: Fred eats monkey bread.
- Prioritize talking to a different group of five students every day for the first few weeks of school. Use their names frequently during your conversation.
- Greet students by name as they enter the classroom. Ask for help from learners whose names you cannot recall.
- When a student tells you their name, say it back to them and confirm that your pronunciation is correct.