Professional Development Resources for Teachers
||Discover a wide range of professional development resources for educators. You can improve your teaching skills with these articles, lesson plans, and resources from notable publishers and experts in the field. Whether you're interested in improving your teaching skills with a few new concepts or are interested in acquiring an advanced degree, we have the advice and resources to help you ensure you're teaching at the highest possible level.
- Resources for Effective Teaching Strategies
Learn more about the methodologies of effective teaching. You'll find strategies to teach students with learning disabilities, to improve students' cooperative learning skills, and to improve reading, language arts, science, and math skills.
- Teaching Methods
Discover a vast range of current articles on teaching methods, such as cooperative learning, inclusion, and authentic assessment. These resources are ideal for teachers of all grades.
- Resources for Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire is an inspiring guide to transforming every child's education written by one of America's most celebrated educators, Rafe Esquith. Read excerpts from Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, and listen to a podcast of Rafe Esquith talking about his book.
- Rubrics Library for Teachers
Our extensive library of rubrics will help you assess your students' work in all subjects, from reading & language arts, to science, to social studies.
Classroom & Behavior Management
- Elementary Classroom Survival Tips
These survival tips will help teachers of grades K-4 successfully manage their classroom. Check out the curriculum planning tips to find advice for elementary art, math, reading, science, and more!
- Advice from Veteran Teachers
New teachers will find valuable advice from experienced teachers on parent-teacher communication, lesson planning, and more. Use these resources to help manage your classroom and plan your curriculum.
- Special Needs Resource Center
Find answers to questions about issues such as ADD/ADHD, inclusion, and assessment. This extensive collection of tips, articles, and materials was put together in collaboration with the Council for Exceptional Children.
- Social & Emotional Issues - Teacher Resources
Help develop your students' social skills, emotional skills, and quality of character. These printables, lessons, and other resources will supply guidelines and advice for addressing social and emotional issues.
- Measurement Videos
Our professional development videos will help you implement successful teaching strategies for elementary mathematics. These videos include workshops, activities, and educators' advice about developing measurement concepts in your classroom.
- New Teacher Resources
Discover everything a beginning teacher will need for a successful school year, from tips for your first day, to classroom-management advice, to printables and lesson plans that will support your curriculum all year long.
- Finding a Teaching Job
Find tips on interviewing, studying for the Praxis, building a professional portfolio, organizing your applications, and acing those interview questions to help you land the teaching job you want.
The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Celebrate with fun activities, then prepare yourself and your students with report card advice, summer reading guides, summer math, and more.
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.
Top 10 Galleries
Explore our most popular Top 10 galleries, from Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom and Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips from Veteran Teachers to Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students and Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom. We'll help you get organized and prepared for every classroom situation, holiday, and more! Check out all of our galleries today.
June Calendar of Events
June is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Summer Begins (6/21), Helen Keller's Birthday (6/27/1880), World War I Began (6/28/1914), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month, National Rivers Month, and National Safety Month all June long!
Causes We Support: We Give Books
Visit We Give Books, an ever-growing, free online library of children's picture books! For every book read on the site, a brand-new book will be donated to a children's literacy campaign of your choosing. Read aloud to students or encourage them read independently, and you'll teach them to help others at the same time. Giving is as simple as reading!
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