THREE IDEA-PACKED RESOURCES FOR NEW TEACHERS
A nationwide, nonprofit education organization that identifies and connects innovative teachers exemplifying professionalism and creativity within the public schools. The site includes lesson plans, online PD, information about grants, and videos. Don't miss the "Daily Classroom Specials" featuring project ideas, tips for working with parents, and special advice for new and sub teachers.
SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR NEW TEACHERS
The U.S. Department of Education gathers the reflections of award-winning first-year teachers in this handy online guide for beginning educators. The guide focuses on teachers' relationships with colleagues, university professors, and students' parents - each of them critical to a new teacher's success on the job.
Teachers.net is all about peer support, with plenty of offerings for new teachers. Need an answer to a burning question? Go to the Beginning Teachers Chat Board. Need inspiration on how to engage students on a particular subject? Browse the database of more than 4,300 free lesson plans, or visit the Classroom Project Center. You can also connect with other new educators in your subject area or grade level and join live chats.