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New Teachers: Resource Roundup

From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
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Classroom Management

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Lesson Planning

  • Reframing and Refining the Worksheet, by Andrew Miller (2013)

    Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller assures us that "worksheet" doesn't have to be a dirty word, even in a PBL project.

  • Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core, by Susan Riley (2012)

    Arts integration specialist Susan Riley looks at some of the ways in which teaching with the arts can meet and enhance Common Core requirements.

  • Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration, by Edutopia Staff (2012)

    From our Schools That Work series: Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.

  • Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy, by Edutopia Staff (2012)

    From our Schools That Work series: Educators from Ariel Community Academy, a K-8 school in Chicago, provided lesson plans and Web resources to help you get started with teaching financial literacy.

  • Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2011)

    Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares a blended genre unit where students research and write their own persuasive speeches in the TED.com format.

  • Lesson 3: Tips for Lesson Planning from Citizen Schools, by Jenny Parma (2008)

    Start creating your lessons with these tips and activities from Citizen Schools, a national network of after-school programs that connects students with adult mentors and uses project-learning curricula. This article is the third lesson in a series from Citizen Schools with features on classroom management, creating lessons for different learning styles, and other topics.

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Cultivating the Learning Environment

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Working with Parents

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Building Relationships

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Preparing for the First Year

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