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Ideas for New Teachers
Back to School Sites
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Presenting itself as a "Web portal for kids," Alfy aims to reach primary students not quite ready for Jeeves or Yahooligans
This education directory for K-12 teachers and students offers wonderful categories and a hotlist feature that has some real possibilities.
This University of Wisconsin newsletter, written by K-12 students who recommend vital Web resources of interest to peers, comes out every other week.
This free online electronic grade book is password protected for security; the idea is to be able to share student progress online with parents who are online.
back-to-school portion of the TeacherVision site offers all kinds of tips,
tricks and special offers for teachers as you gear up for another year
Here is a great example of a nationwide virtual high school. Most portions of the site are open to the public.
of School Packet
Numerous items are listed on Sponge Activities at this site, but it's also full of strategies for parent conferences, lists of lifeskills, 50 opportunities to say you're terrific, and learning activities for the seven intelligences.
- Breaking the Ice
Grades K-12 -- several ice-breaking tips for the first day of school.
Bulletin Board Ideas; Grades PreK-5
Checklist of Tips First-year and veteran teachers alike have added their best tips to compile this top ten list for you to consider.
Classroom Management Websites
Techniques that Backfire
Forms of discipline you should avoid using.
Find out what works for some teachers as you read true-life classroom accounts.
This idea menu for new teachers includes how to write lesson plans, behavioral objectives, and student conduct management.
More Sites for Teachers
Korner for Teacher Talk
Grades K-6: This site offers several first day tips, mostly in the area of classroom management.
Day of School Activities
Grades K-5: Several fun and unique activities are offered here.
- For New Teachers
All new teachers invited -- whether you are brand-new, relatively new, or continually seeking new assignments, ideas, and experiences.
to know you
Activities for the first day of school.
Your Students with Homework
A Guide for Teachers: Establishing your expectations at the beginning of the year, varying your assignments (this simple suggestion will keep your students interested, not dreading a routine assignment), aligning your assignments with current work-in-progress, addressing problematic homework concerns. . . .this government publication offers several tips for getting that whole area of homework off on the right foot.
First-day-of-school "icebreakers" help students and teachers warm up.
Advice for New Teachers
Includes first-year mistakes, direct from first-year teachers.
This site is labeled Classroom Management, but it is really so much more. It offers a general guide for grading, a survival kit, welcome bags, supply lists, guidelines for classroom management, classroom set-up tips, parent-involvement discussion, ideas for new teachers, centers set-ups, a before-it-starts list, meeting-the-parents advice, the first-five-minutes ideas, and more extremely helpful suggestions.
& Strategies from First Year Teachers
You may never feel you're entirely prepared for that first day in a classroom, but here are some tips from beginning teachers who have been there; they may help you with your own experiences and expectations.