Teacher Resources

Tips for NEW Teachers

The following is a list of links and/or resources that I find helpful. Simply click on the icon and explore what the site has to offer. If you know of one that should be added to the list, let me know and I will add it.
You are going to LOVE this profession even more when you learn the secret of sharing. We all have strengths, but those strengths are more powerful when shared.
Collaboration is key!
The first thing I have my college students do, is set up a Pinterest account.I am not sure how anyone teaches without one. Pinterest is a wealth of ideas, organized vitually for you to access anytime and anywhere! I am a tad bit addicted to it, and often refer to myself as a "virtual hoarder".

If you are going to make your PINTEREST projects a reality, you'll need to be connected to a great craft store. Michael's
has an app for coupons that you can download AND they also offer a TEACHER DISCOUNT.
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Their reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping  readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
TPT is a wealth of teaching resources created by teachers. They have 400,000+ free and for purchase materials that include such things as thematic units, assessments, art projects.


If you don't know where one is in your town...locate it fast. This will save your budget. I cannot even begin to tell you all of the treasures I have found here for my classroom...everything from art supplies to teaching supplies.

Download this Common Core State Standards App and have the CCSS with you where ever you are.

Child care providers and early childhood educators play a very important role in the lives of children. Research shows high-quality early learning opportunities are a key to ensuring children start school ready to succeed. The Department of Early Learning (DEL) works to support providers and educators with information and opportunities to build upon their knowledge and experience.
PBS TeacherLine's high-quality, graduate-level courses offer PreK-12 educators online professional development in convenient, collaborative, and flexible online format. Winner of the 2011 Ed Tech Digest Cool Tool Awards for Best PD Solution and Best STEM Solution.

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is a research and staff development organization housed at Teachers College, Columbia University. The mission of the Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching of reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction. Thousands of teachers regard the Reading and Writing Project as a continual source of professional renewal and education.