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New Teacher Resources

New Teacher Resources

Here are a few helpful websites and other valuable resources for new teachers.

  • OEA website
    Under Public Education, you’ll find a wealth of information about the teaching profession in Ohio, including licensure, continuing professional development, and Ohio’s Entry-Year Program.
  • NEA website
    The website of NEA, OEA’s parent organization, is full of professional resources for beginning and veteran educators.
  • Works4Me
    Whether you’re looking for strategies to keep your students on task or just get yourself organized, NEA’s Works4Me program has the answer. The online library includes more than 400 tips, submitted by fellow educators, offering practical solutions to just about any classroom issue. Be sure to join the mailing list to receive new tips by e-mail each week.
  • Teachers Network
    Teachers Network is a nationwide, nonprofit education organization that identifies and connects innovative teachers exemplifying professionalism and creativity within the public schools. The Web site includes lesson plans, online professional development courses, and information about grants and videos available to teachers. Don’t miss the “Daily Classroom Specials,” which feature project ideas, tips for working with parents, and special advice for new and substitute teachers.
  • Survival Guide for New Teachers
    The U.S. Department of Education brings together the reflections of award-winning first-year teachers in this handy online guide for beginning educators. The guide focuses on teachers’ relationships with their colleagues, university professors, and students’ parents, all of which play crucial roles in their success on the job.
  • First Years
    This Web site, started and maintained by two veteran educators, offers classroom activities, sample letters to parents, tips for classroom management, subject-specific lesson plans, and free classroom posters and school clip art. Visitors can join an e-mail listserv for student and beginning teachers as well.
  • Education World
    Tips for interviews, lesson plans, technology integration,professional development, and educator issues are just some of the topics covered on the Education World Web site. You’ll also find information on communicating with parents,managing your finances, and even handling holidays in the classroom. Don’t miss the icebreaker suggestions and sample worksheets and handouts.
  • is all about peer support and there are plenty of offerings for new teachers. Have a burning question you need answered? Go to the Beginning Teachers chatboard. Need inspiration on how to engage kids with a particular topic? Browse the database of more than 3,500 free lesson plans, collected since the Web site’s inception 11 years ago. You can connect with other new teachers in your subject area or grade level and get in on live chats
  • NEA Member Benefits
    Gain access to a wide variety of dollar-stretching services and benefit programs through NEA Member Benefits.
  • TeachAide
    A free social networking site just for educators, partnered with NEA Member Benefits.
  • A to Z Teacher Stuff
    Free resources for teachers
  • Beginning Teacher Tips
    Includes a beginning teacher’s tool box, classroom and professional resources, and a classroom toolkit.
  • New Teachers’ Corner
    Tips on getting started, the diary of a new teacher, lifesavers and technology tips
  • Classroom management for secondary school teachers
  • Classroom management for elementary school teachers
  • 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline
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