Resources & Links

Resources for Certification/ Standards/ NJDOE/ Testing


 Resources for First-Year Teachers*

  • North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

    The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory has created a website for teachers that gives them access to the views of a range of experts on teaching at-risk students.  The links contain streaming audio on issues surrounding these students.

  • Teacher Tools

    A variety of links to items new teachers will find helpful are included on the Teacher Tools website.  They range from links to lesson plans and curriculum-related sites to such useful information as "freebies" and "quick meals for tired teachers."

  • Teachers' Network - New Teachers Online

    Among the many resources offered by the Teachers Network is New Teachers Online, a website that features videos, links to lessons plans and information about grants.  Some features can be used immediately in the classroom.  The site also offers new teachers the support of veteran teachers as Web mentors.

  • Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

    By Request is a series of pamphlets produced by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory between 1996 and 2005.  They are now available on the NWREL website.  The URL above connects to the booklet on "increasing student engagement and motivation," always a concern for the new teacher.

  • U.S. Department of Education: Improving Student Performance

    The US Department of Education has created this encyclopedic site on improving student performance.  You can participate in online discussions, exchange information with mentor teachers, participate in workshops, and read reports concerning reform initiatives and education laws.  Updates are available through and email newsletter.

*Collins, J. & Nigro, M. (2008). WebWatch: Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Tools for First-Year Teachers. Phi Delta Kappan: The Journal for Education. V89.N7, p55


Resources for the Classroom


  • Behavior Management Advice Site

    Offers thousands of tips on managing student behavior.

  • 1-2-3- Magic for Teachers:  Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8 

    Phelan, Thomas W. & Schonour, Sarah J. (2004).  ParentMagic,Inc.

Technology Resources

  • 4Teachers

    Offers online tools and resources to help integrate technology into the classroom.

  • Educational Technology Clearinghouse

    Groups pages into three sections: Subjects with links to the best of the web sorted by subject and grade level; Resources with links for teachers, administrators, grant-seekers and other members of the educational community; and Reference Desk with quick links to most useful reference sources on the web.

  • Knowledge Network Explorer

    Strategies and resources for using the internet effectively in the classroom.

  • ISTE National Technology Standards

    National standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States.

  • NetDay Compass

    An organized directory of web sites that include education technology information to help you make smart decisions about technology planning, infrastructure, funding, and classroom support. The "Real Stories & Best Practices" section highlights the experiences of other technology decision-makers—their stories provide perspective on what works (and what doesn't!) in schools.

  • Education World: Technology in the Classroom

Employment Resources

  • NJHire

    Powered by USTeach,  is a must for candidates interested in employment opportunities in New Jersey school systems. No cost to job seekers. Candidates seeking jobs in New Jersey school systems are strongly encouraged to enter their resumes into this database.

  • NJ School Jobs

    Helpful for teachers, coaches, support personnel, and administrators interested in employment opportunities in the state of New Jersey. Exclusively serves NJ schools.

  • Kean University Career Services

    Provides information on teacher job fairs, workshops on interviewing and creating resumes.


    Offers a national job bank database, job hunting tips, and teaching job resources.

Professional Organizations







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