Links

Tips and Helpful Hints
Curriculum Tips
Beginning of the School Year
Classroom Management
Dealing with Parents
Free Stuff
Mentor
Technology

Tips and Helpful Hints

  • NEA Works4Me Tips Library: - This wildly popular site has archives of hundreds of tips from education experts offering ideas and solutions that you can use in your classroom today! Teachers can also sign up for their email service which provides weekly practical classroom tips.
  • http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/ - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: List of education websites.
  • http://newteacher.com - University of California, Santa Cruz New Teacher Center: Multiple resources for mentors and beginning teachers including a free newsletter and other full-text resources
  • http://atozteacherstuff.com/tips/ - Teaching Tips, Articles and Resources to Help Improve your Teaching: A to Z Teacher Stuff offers these useful tips and resources on everything from Bulletin Boards and Getting Organized to Managing Behavior and Parent Involvement.
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Tips Specifically for New Teachers

  • http://www.inspiringteachers.com  - Beginning Teacher's Tool Box: Includes an "Ask Our Mentor a Question" section, "Tips for Teachers", and the Beginning Teachers Message Board.
  • http://www.ed.gov/PDFDocs/tchguide.pdf  - The New Teacher's Guide for Educators: Guide to finding useful information from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • http://www.cognitivecoaching.com  - Center for Cognitive Coaching: The exclusive site for information about Cognitive Coaching, including trainers', profiles, events and products.
  • http://www.vtnea.org/vtnea07.htm  - Tips and Ideas for New Teachers: Useful tips and ideas presented by teachers for new teachers. Includes short, realistic ideas on starting the year off right, communicating with parents, discipline, parent-teacher conferences and more.
  • http://www.positivelymad.co.uk/resources/category.aspx?id=9 - Helpful Hints for Beginning Teachers: Practical advice for the beginning teacher. Ideal for motivation the week before/night before the first day of school.

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Curriculum Tips

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Beginning of the School Year

  • http://www.nea.org/tools/Works4Me.html - Starting School: NEA's Works4Me Tips Library provides this list of tips and suggestions submitted by teachers for how to start the school year off right.
  • http://teachersnetwork.org - Teachers Network is a non-profit organization—by teachers, for teachers—with a 3-decade long track record of success, dedicated to improving student learning in public schools nationally and internationally. Teachers Network is unique in its focus on professional development as the key to improving student achievement.

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Classroom Management

  • http://www.adprima.com/managing.htm - Classroom Management: Personal experience and research indicate that many beginning teachers have difficulty effectively managing their classrooms. While there is no one best solution for every problem or classroom setting, the principles found in this site, drawn from a number of sources, might help.
  • http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/classmanagement/menu.html - Classroom Management Tips: This web site includes a number of great ideas from teachers who've used them!

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Lesson Planning

  • http://www.adprima.com/easyless.htm - Lesson Plans the Easy Way: A great overview of how and why to make good lesson Plans.
  • http://adprima.com/verbs.htm - Defining Behavioral Verbs in Lesson Plans: Because behavioral verbs are at the heart of a good lesson plan, this site lists behavioral verbs, examples of behavioral verbs used in specific content areas, and examples of student activities using those verbs.
  • http://scied.unl.edu/pages/preser/sec/assessment/hunter.html - Madeline Hunter - Lesson Design and Performance Models: Dr. Madeline Hunter's research showed that effective teachers have a methodology when planning and presenting a lesson. She lists Lesson Design principles and Performance Models here.
  • http://www.marcopolo-education.org - MarcoPolo is a partnership between the WorldCom Foundation and leading educational organizations. Its objective is to provide the highest quality content and professional development free of charge and easily accessible to all educators in the country. It includes ready to use, current, high quality lesson plans, links to reviewed sites and search engines for each site.
  • http://www.mentors.net/03articles.html - Advice to Beginning Mentors: A collection of ideas developed by a group of experienced mentors.

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Dealing with Parents

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Free Stuff

  • http://www.kalama.com/~zimba/freeforteachers.htm - Free Stuff for Teachers: Really well organized site full of freebies for teachers.
  • http://www.ed.gov/pubs/FirstYear/  - U.S. Department of Education: Free online book containing award-winning first-year teachers' experiences.

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Mentor

  • http://www.nea.org/tools/Works4Me.html - Tips for Mentors: Works4Me Tips Library offers these great tips for welcoming and helping new teachers.
  • http://www.teachermentors.com  - Mentor Bibliography: Recommended reading in a variety of categories pertinent to beginning teachers and their mentors.
  • http://www.teachers.net  - Mentor Support Center: Chat boards in category-specific chats such as beginning teachers.
  • http://www.mentors.net/03articles.html - Advice to Beginning Mentors: A collection of ideas developed by a group of experienced mentors.

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Technology

  • http://www.cyberbee.com/intclass.html - Curriculum Ideas: Now that I have a connection to the Internet, what do I do with it? This page is dedicated to examples of how the Web can be used in the classroom. From teacher ideas to specific curriculum subjects, this is an awesome site!
  • http://www.tcet.unt.edu- Technology Applications Center for Educator Development: Also known as "Sharing Technology Resources with Teachers", this site provides resources for teaching and learning the Technology Applications TEKS. It also helps with making connections to other curriculum areas, information about the planning and implementation of technology for teaching and learning, information about the assessment and evaluation of educational technology in schools, and resources from national, regional, and state web sites to assist with technology use in education.
  • http://tammyworcester.com/- Tammy's Technology Tips: You'll find tips -- many, many tips -- for using technology for classroom management at Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers. Tammy Worcester provides ideas for many creative and useful ways for making technology one of your classroom management techniques.