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Resources Toolkit for New Teachers


found in: new teachers; preK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers  is a collection of blogs, videos, and other resources for new teachers. Links to resources are grouped under the following headings.

Preparing, Planning, and Support links to tips for first days, planning and time management, learning networks, social media, collaboration, and personal health.

Designing the Learning Environment  includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout. Flexible Learning Environments  (4:01) is one of nine brief videos presenting different ways of organizing a classroom.

Classroom-Management Fundamentals  covers developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships in grades K-5 and 6-12. A slide show, The Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Management, offers 25 tips.

Lesson and Curriculum Planning provides links to tips and strategies for planning units and lessons, aligning instruction to standards, implementing project-based learning, and finding open resources. Ten videos introduce specific open resources.

A Primer on Assessment discusses different types of assessment and describes how they can provide feedback to learners and inform instruction. Five Keys to Comprehensive Assessment (8:09) provides an overview of various types and purposes of assessment.

Technology-Integration Basics suggests how to find, evaluate, and select technology tools; manage technology in the classroom; and teach digital literacy and citizenship.

Working With Parents covers open house and back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, parent participation, and parent-teacher contact via technology. A slide show presents 19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School.

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