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.

Resource Guides for New Teachers

Whether you're getting ready for the first day or wrapping up report card comments, our editors have gathered our very best resources to help support you during this exciting moment in your career!

Full Library of Resources for New Teachers

Get help with disciplining your students, lesson methodologies, the first day of school, maintaining both authority and fairness, assessing your students' work, teaching English-language learners and students with special needs, forming a relationship with parents, and more. You'll also find printable forms, awards, and graphic organizers to help you in planning your lessons and your curriculum for the whole year.

Advice for New Teachers
Check our tips and suggestions for new teachers in these resources including teaching hints your first year, how to manage behavior, collaborating with parents, and much more.
Beginning the School Year
Use these resources to help your first year begin in a positive and stress-free way. Includes ideas to be prepared before the year starts, activities for the first day, and much more.
The Classroom
Creating a workable and positive classroom atmosphere is easy using our resources. Includes tips on securing supplies, classroom arrangement and organization, along with ideas for bulletin boards.
Classroom Notes, Passes, and Forms
Choose from these different pre-made forms to help you when a student needs a pass out of class, or you need help organizing grades or lesson plans. Some forms are customizable.
Lesson Planning
These resources include advice on planning from veteran teachers, help structuring lessons and lesson plans, as well as organizational tips.
Behavior Management
Behavior management will be less of a concern with our resources including creating rules, classroom management strategies, advice for implementing, and much more.
Learn about assessment vs. evaluation, rubrics, scantrons, and more using our resources for new teachers.
Special Education, Learning Disabilities, and Inclusion
You will be guided through principles that address accommodations and modifications with a printable checklist to help with IEPs with these resources.
Teacher-Parent Relationships
As a new teacher, use our resources to learn how to interact with parents and help you achieve parent involvement in your classroom which ultimately leads to student success.
Dealing with Homework
Articles on the effectiveness of homework and how much to give, along with a customizable and organizational homework checklist, are among the resources to choose from in this section.
Professional Development
If you enjoyed these resources for New Teachers, click the links below on our resources for other informative articles to help you teach effectively.
Teaching English Language Learners
Practical information and guidelines to help you provide services to students with a variety of learning difficulties for whom English is a second language.
Dealing With Social/Emotional Issues
Browse through our resources, Dealing with Social/Emotional Issues, to find helpful articles and useful classroom activities such as resolving conflict.
Teaching Methods & Strategies
All teachers, but especially new teachers, will find these Teaching Methods and Strategies resources very helpful in setting up and structuring your lessons and classroom.

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5 Best Free Educational Game Sites for Kids

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Discover 5 popular educational games designed to increase motivation, engage, and help students learn. Best of all, they're free and safe to use in your classroom. These easy-to-use tools and trusted websites will help you incorporate educational games in your daily instruction. The 5 top educational game sites for kids offer a variety of interactive game-based learning experiences in core subjects, STEAM, and movement.

Top 10 End-of-Year Gifts for Students

Top Ten End of Year Gifts for Students
Find the perfect end-of-year gift for your students. These 10 creative gift ideas are inexpensive and easy to make. This gallery features our top 10 favorite end-of-year gift ideas for teachers to give students; they encourage creativity, learning, and summer fun!

TeacherVision's Favorite Tips & Advice for the First Day of School


The first day of school is a nervous and exciting time! Put yourself at ease with our favorite teaching tips and advice. From organizing information to establishing classroom procedures, you'll find tried-and-true methods to help you prepare for your first day of teaching.

Top 10 Interactive Whiteboard Websites & Resources

Looking for new ideas for using your Interactive Whiteboard? This list includes our Top 10 Whiteboard technology websites and resources for your classroom. These websites, resources, and lessons will help you go beyond your current curriculum to use your Whiteboard in new and exciting ways.

Top 10 Motivation Tips for the Classroom

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Having trouble getting students motivated? Maybe you just need to shake up your everyday routine!

Check out our gallery of Top 10 Motivation Tips for the Classroom, and find ways to get students excited about learning such as strategies to keep students engaged, allow for creativity, change the daily routine, among many more ideas.

Top 10 Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroom

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Skype is an online video phone service that you can use to call computer-to-computer (for free) or computer-to-phone, and the uses for the classroom are practically endless. This list includes our Top 10 favorite ways to use Skype service in your classroom. Visit Skype in the Classroom to find ways to connect with other teachers, classrooms, and professionals so you can implement the following ideas.

Top 10 Educational Technology Resources

Engage students in your classroom with our Top 10 favorite interactive educational technology resources. These websites will help you create new and captivating lesson plans for your curriculum using powerpoint, creative writing methods, and on-screen flashcards.

Top 10 Education Apps for the Classroom

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The ubiquity of technology can provide a serious benefit to the classroom. Engage students using interactive education apps, and they may soon be asking for more work! This gallery features our Top 10 favorite applications for teaching with iPads, Android OS smartphones, and more.

How to Get Students to Love Math

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How to Get Students to Love Math

Laying the Foundation

When it comes to mathematics, most U.S. kids just aren't making the grade. A recent study conducted by the American Institutes for Research on students in grades 4 and 8, found that children in the United States consistently score below most of their peers around the world on math. As students progress to the high-school level, the worrying trend continues, with the U.S placing ninth out of the 12 countries included in the study.