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100 Helpful Websites for New Teachers

100 Helpful Websites for New Teachers
By Tara Miller You’ve been preparing for teaching for years, and now you finally get your chance to have a class of your own. With so much to learn as you get started, it can be overwhelming keeping it all straight. The following websites are loaded with helpful information that new teachers will appreciate. Sites Just for New Teachers These sites offer help specifically for teachers in their first or second years. New Teacher Survival Central. Sites for All Teachers The sites here are packed with helpful information that teachers of all experience levels can use. Inspiring Teachers. Inspirational Sites These sites offer inspiration for creating dynamic learning experiences. Smithsonian Education. Technology in the Classroom Learn what you can do to help bring technology into your classroom with these sites. Thirteen Ed Online. Blogging in the Classroom Blogging can be a great tool for learning, and these resources will help you learn how to do so effectively. Class Blogmeister. Educators Who Blog

Tips - Managing Your Paperwork Managing the paperwork is one of the toughest things a new teacher has to learn the first couple of years in the classroom. Memos, directives, staff development forms, student forms, work requests, and general FYI papers can really accumulate if they are not organized and handled with efficiency. This doesn't even take into account the additional student work that must be graded, recorded, and passed back to students. Below are some tips to help you keep up with all of this paperwork! As soon as you check your box in the teacher's lounge or office area, prioritize your mail. Place the high priority items that need an immediate response in front and the items that don't need immediate attention (such as magazines or catalogs) in the back of the pile. Handouts and Assignments for Absent Students Make several "Absent" folders with manila folders. Organize papers to be graded Get a plastic accordion folder with one or more pockets. Submitted by Christine Gilligan Keep Make-up work organized

Alice Drive Middle School - School Supply Lists 8th Grade Supply List Bring a box of tissue and a bottle of hand sanitizer to your homeroom teacher. For ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies Classes Loose leaf paper Pencils Colored pencils Composition book Three prong folder with pockets 3 – Three ring binders with dividers ¼ inch graph paper 3x5 note cards Expo markers Flash drive 2 ½ inch to 3 inch binder with dividers (Algebra I only) 4 AAA batteries (Algebra I only) 8th Grade Computer Apps personal ear phones (ear buds) for computer use ream of copy paper USB Drive 7th Grade Supply List pencils colored pencils loose leaf notebook paper small 3 ring binders for core classes dividers for the binders dictionary to keep at home highlighters index cards checking pens pocket/prong folder (plastic preferred) flash drive composition book for Science journal type notebook for Math small stapler It is possible that other supplies may be needed during the school year, such as poster paper, markers, spiral notesbooks, journals, or glue. 7th Grade Keyboarding Homeroom Teacher

Back to School and First Day of School Lesson Plans - Printables and Worksheets - Theme Unit Back to School Get to Know Me! Student Names Back to School Word Search Animal Classes: Books Personalized for Your Class Butterfly Leveled Reader Book: Gavin Takes Class Stuffed Animal Home Leveled Reading Books Reading Levels edHelper Leveled Readers Correlation Chart Make a Daily Back to School and First Day of School Lesson Plans Activity Lesson Plan Book Draw Myself Learning Center Locker Combo Math Learning Center Learning Centers Daily 100 Days Chart for the Classroom or Bulletin Board Charts for the Bulletin Board Monthly Birthdays in Our Class Bulletin Board Chart Display Classroom Rules Bulletin Board Chart Be a Good Student Chart for Bulletin Board Names Bulletin Board Chart Class Jobs - Bulletin Board Chart Be a Good Student Bulletin Board Chart Days of the Week Chart Recognize and Reward Students Appoint a Class Sharing Sheriff Back to School Mazes Books Printables for Classroom Door Back to School Names Clues Puzzle Back to School Classroom Checkbook Challenge Writing

Planning for Your First Day at School | Getting Ready for Back to School On the first day of school, the secret to success is in the planning, not the pedagogy. How's your back-to-school planning going? Have you forgotten anything? Our checklist can help! It's official. The secret to success in any new endeavor is planning. When it comes to planning ahead, of course, the secret to success is in the details. Although it's not generally a good idea to clutter your classroom with framed family pictures or your collection of ceramic apples, there are a few personal items that can help you make it through the year. A diary. A personal appointment calendar. A personal survival kit. A sturdy canvas bag to keep it all in. Confidence breeds competence. Familiarize yourself with the school building and grounds. Visit the school Web site. Review school policies and procedures. Make friends with the school support staff. Make a friend. Your classroom will be your home-away-from-home for the next nine months. Prepare bulletin boards. Set up the room. Arrive early!

Ten Activities for Establishing Classroom Rules | Lesson Plan When it comes to setting rules in the classroom, in some ways the old adage "hope for the best, but prepare for the worst" rings true. Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the whole year through. Many teachers involve students in establishing their classroom rules. (Surprisingly, student-created rules are often much the same as -- or even tougher than -- rules a teacher might create. After all, students want to attend school in a safe environment, and they want to know the boundaries when it comes to classroom behavior.) Included: Ten activities for involving students in creating classroom rules. Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the whole year through. So what will those rules be? If you are really stuck for the kinds of rules that might be appropriate for students at your grade level, see some suggestions on the Classroom Rules -- Elementary Level Web page.

The New Teacher's Crash Course A welcoming environment can set the stage for learning, but before you go out and spend a fortune on commercial products, take the time to think about the basics. Remember that decorating the classroom is the frosting on the cake. The physical layout of your classroom will determine the flow of traffic and ease of movement for you and your students. Carefully consider where you will place the following items and how you will decorate walls. Overhead projector and screen: All your students must be able to see the screen without having to crane their necks. Pencil sharpener and trash can: Place them so they are not directly next to students' desks to avoid constant disruptions during class. Supplies and materials: If you frequently use supplementary textbooks or other materials that students must obtain during class, keep them in an accessible area. Students in rows face front of classroom.