Professional Development Resources for Teachers

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Discover a wide range of professional development resources for teachers. 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.

Teaching Strategies
  • 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.

  • Elementary Mathematics: Measurement

    Discover everything you need to successfully teach measurement to elementary students, from references and lesson plans to printable worksheets and graphic organizers.

  • Classroom Management

    The toughest challenges become easier when you have the right resources. Find our best classroom management resources, from room set-up advice to behavior modification articles to effective teaching methods.

  • Journaling Teaching 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.

  • Cooperative Learning Teaching 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.

  • 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.

  • Using Manipulatives

    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.

  • Learning Centers in the Classroom

    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.

  • Adapt Lessons to Reach All Students

    An overview of six curricular design issues that help ensure appropriate inclusive teaching.

Assessment
  • Assessment Advice & Forms

    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.

  • 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.

Portfolios
  • Portfolios

    This collection of articles and resource will help you build portfolios with your students. Portfolios are a great mode of assessment for your classroom.

  • Professional Portfolios Resources for Teachers

    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
  • 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!

  • Behavior Management Resources

    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.

  • Personalizing the Secondary Classroom

    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.

  • Bloom's Taxonomy Resources

    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.

  • 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.

  • Characteristics of Effective Behavior Managers

    Improve behavior management in your classroom. This reference lists characteristics of teachers who are effective behavior managers.

  • Social Skills and Autism

    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.

Additional Resources
  • Dictionaries and Glossaries of Educational Terms

    Use these glossary references to find definitions for a variety of educational terms, literary and poetry terms, global warming vocabulary, math terms, and more.

  • 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.

  • Interest in Professional Development

    Are you considering taking professional development courses to enhance your teaching skills? Tell us in this poll!

  • 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.

  • Becoming a Teacher

    Excellent information on licensing and certification requirements, financial aid resources, and more.

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You're the Author, You Write the Sequel

Encourage creative writing with this reading extension activity. Students w... read more

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Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunt

Examine the key text features in nonfiction books with this reading extensi... read more

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Writing Perfect Endings

Practice narrative writing with this reading extension activity. Students w... read more

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Realistic Fiction

After reading a realistic fiction story aloud to the class, students will b... read more

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Cover Story

In this reading extension activity, students redesign a book cover to demon... read more

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Reading Assistant

Ease students into independent reading with this activity. As you read a bo... read more

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Introducing Nonfiction

Introduce nonfiction with this reading extension activity. After learning a... read more

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Three-Letter Word Scavenger Hunt

Develop phonemic awareness with this reading extension activity. Students w... read more

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Read-Aloud Educator Guide

Create engaging read-alouds with the tips, advice, and book recommendations... read more

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Read to Your Bunny

Learn why reading aloud is important for children's development. This hando... read more

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Candlewick's Read to Us! Story-Hour Kit IV

Boost children's creativity and enthusiasm for reading with the hands-on ac... read more

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Australian Universities

Help your students research their university choices using this printable a... read more

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God's Dream Story-Hour Kit

Open classroom discussion and help children recognize the broader meaning o... read more

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Candlewick's Read to Us! Story-Hour Kit II

Perfect for beginning readers, this story-hour kit will help you develop yo... read more

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