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RESOURCES & LINKS
First Year Teachers
for the Classroom
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Resources for First-Year Teachers*
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
ww.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/at0cont.htm 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.
www.teachertools.org/index.html 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
http://teachersnetwork.org/ntol/ 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.
http://para.unl.edu/para/Behavior/Intro.html Project Para is a
self-study program designed by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln that
focuses on many aspects of teaching, from roles and responsibilities to
behavior management. While the site is designed for paraeducators and
the teachers who supervise them, new teachers will find much of value here
American Federation of Teachers
www.aft.org/topics/discipline/index.htm The American Federation of
Teachers sponsors this page on the topic of discipline and school safety.
It includes links to information on classroom management, school safety
plans and districtwide discipline policies.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
www.nwrel.org/request/oct00/index.html 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.
National Education Association
www.nea.org/teachexperience/newteachers.html The National
Education Association sponsors this comprehensive website offering a wealth
of tools, ranging from blank forms, lesson plans and record-keeping tips to
advice from veteran teachers.
Beginning Teachers Support Program
http://faculty.roosevelt.edu/BTSP/index.htm This is the homepage
of the Beginning Teachers Support Program, compiled by the educators at
Roosevelt University in Chicago. From lesson plans to available
federal resources, the professors offer advice and information on a wide
variety of topics.
U.S. Department of Education: Improving Student
www.ed.gov/teachers/how/tools/initiative/index.html 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.
New Teacher Center
www.newteachercenter.org The New Teacher Center connects novices
with accomplished teachers from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The goal of the center is not merely the survival of new teachers but the
development of high quality teachers through "mentoring for instructional
excellence." The website offers download, articles, products and
services geared toward new teachers.
New Teacher Support Page - Univ of North Carolina
www.learnnc.org/support/newteach This is the New Teacher Support
page from the website of the School of Education at the University of North
Carolina. It features real-world advice from faculty members on issues
such as curriculum, fears, classroom management and motivation.
*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
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Teacher to Teacher
The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher (T2T) initiative has been
created by and for America's teachers. It supports teachers' effort in the
classroom through professional development and digital workshops and by sharing
relevant information through email updates. Teacher workshops offer
classroom teacher the opportunity to participate in free high-quality
http://teachers.teach-nology.com/index.html The best on the web for
teachers. Includes over 400 sites for rubrics, teaching tools, lesson
teacher homepage with practical tips, resources, inspirations
http://www.teachingheart.net/newteacher.html Great site with tips on
classroom management, portfolios, interviews and resumes, learning centers, etc.
Educator's Reference Desk
brings you the resources you have
come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education
information, and 200+ question archive responses.
http://www.edhelper.com is dedicated to providing teachers a single
shop for educational resources.
Educational Unit & Lesson Plans
Teaching lesson and unit plans, research help for students & quality educational
units for grades 5-12.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing
curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best
sites for teaching and learning.
Gateway to Educational Materials
http://www.thegateway.org provides educators with quick
and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal,
state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
http://www.factmonster.com/ offers an online atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia and
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/ features seasonal features, articles, free newletters,
lesson plans and student activities.
Lesson Plans Page
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ offers over 2,500 free lesson plans, educator discussion
forums and weekly science experiments and math lessons.
is a searchable directory of free online
lesson plans and lesson plan resources for all grades and subjects.
Yahooligans! Teacher Guide
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/ offers sample lesson plans, activity ideas,
teaching resources, and information on internet literacy.
Educational information for new and
future teachers in the 21st Century.
An online bulletin board for PreK-8 teachers.
NJPEP is the online professional development Web site of the NJ Department of
What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching
A publication from the U.S.
Department of Education.
Journal is the longest running, most widely read education technology
publication serving educators.
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Classroom Management Resources
Behavior Management Advice Site
http://www.behavioradvisor.com/ offers thousands of tips on managing student
The Really Big List of Classroom Management Resources
http://drwilliampmartin.tripod.com/classm.html A listing of hundreds of
sites originally compiled by Monmouth University graduate students. (Last
1-2-3- Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom
Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8
Phelan, Thomas W. & Schonour, Sarah J. (2004). ParentMagic,Inc.
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offers online tools and resources to help integrate technology into the
Educational Technology Clearinghouse
http://etc.usf.edu 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.
Tommy's Technology Tips for Teachers
how to use the computer as a tool for making classroom management tasks easier
ISTE National Technology Standards
national standards for educational uses of
technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States.
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
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http://www.njhire.com Powered by
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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
Kean University Career Services
provides information on teacher job fairs,
workshops on interviewing and creating resumes.
National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse
http://www.rnt.org/channels/clearinghouse/ provides information on becoming a teacher, a national job bank
database, and links to state departments of education.
http://www.teachers-teachers.com/ offers a national job bank database, job hunting tips, and
teaching job resources.
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