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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.
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.
Discover everything you need to successfully teach measurement to elementary students, from references and lesson plans to printable worksheets and graphic organizers.
Use these strategies to improve your students’ reading comprehension skills. Included are articles to teach you about each concept and lesson plans with which you can implement the strategies.
Use these strategies to improve your students’ English language arts skills. Included are articles to teach you about each concept and lesson plans with which you can implement the strategies.
These strategies will help to improve your students’ math and science skills. Included are articles to teach you about each concept and lesson plans with which you can implement the strategies.
Use these journaling strategies in your classroom to expand the learning capabilities of your students. Included are articles to teach you about each concept and lesson plans with which you can implement the strategies.
Use these strategies to improve your students’ cooperative learning skills. Included are articles to teach you about each concept and lesson plans with which you can implement the strategies.
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.
Manipulatives are physical objects that are used as teaching tools to engage students in the hands-on learning of mathematics. They can be used to introduce, practice, or remediate a concept.
Get information on learning centers, where students use instructional material to explore alone or in groups, and how to incorporate them in to your instructional routine.
An overview of six curricular design issues that help ensure appropriate inclusive teaching.
Assessment can be a tricky task. Our collection of ideas and forms will make it easier for you to evaluate and grade your students’ work, no matter their grade level.
Our extensive library of rubrics will help you assess your students’ work in all subjects, from reading & language arts, to science, to social studies.
This collection of articles and resource will help you build portfolios with your students. Portfolios are a great mode of assessment for your classroom.
Learn how to create a professional portfolio that accurately showcases your talents as an educator. Plus, find helpful tips on preparing your professional portfolio for a job interview.
Classroom & Behavior Management
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!
Use our behavior management resources to establish effective classroom discipline. Learn how to handle disruptive student behavior and minimize its effect on others with these articles and printables.
Find ideas and activities for personalizing your secondary classroom. These articles, printables, and guides will aid teachers in making their classroom safe and inviting for grades 9-12.
Encourage your students to do higher level thinking by using Bloom’s Taxonomy when you create lessons. You’ll find it indispensable for planning units and developing skills, which lead students to refine their thinking.
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.
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.
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.
Improve behavior management in your classroom. This reference lists characteristics of teachers who are effective behavior managers.
The approaches in these articles will help children with autism spectrum disorders build social skills. Use these strategies to prepare kids with autism spectrum disorders for classroom interactions and to promote social development.
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.
Use these glossary references to find definitions for a variety of educational terms, literary and poetry terms, global warming vocabulary, math terms, and more.
Find the latest data on average teaching salaries and information on other relevant topics of the teaching profession, such as students’ test scores.
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.
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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.
Excellent information on licensing and certification requirements, financial aid resources, and more.
Happy Halloween. Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! You’ll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons.
2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here! Help your students understand the process of our national elections (held on Tuesday, November 8), from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas. create presidential trading cards. learn election vocabulary. play election bingo and more!
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