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Live, Online Professional Development for NEA Members

NEA Member Benefits and Tutor.com join forces to provide live, online professional development to NEA Members. Teachers will have unlimited access to experienced coaches in a private online environment that includes text-chat and VOIP.

Corwin - Professional Learning Resources

NEA Members Save 25% on Corwin’s vast library of titles. Take advantage of the extensive breadth of Corwin’s publishing program, with resources on everything from the Common Core, 21st century learning, and classroom management to fundamentals.

Research Spotlight on Teaching and Learning

The research also shows that three keys to best practice are cultural competency, accomplished teaching, and addressing the demographic changes in the United States.

Research Spotlight on Best Practices in Education

Discover what the latest research says about your profession. Periodically NEA highlights professional research on one educational topic. Here you’ll find a brief article on the research, with links to related materials.

6 Steps to Successful Co-Teaching

Six steps very helpful steps to prepare you for a sucessful co-teaching experience.

Research Spotlight on Single-Gender Education

If you walked into the average public school classroom in the United States, you'd find an equal number of boys and girls. But some experts suggest it may be time for a change

Research Spotlight on Year-Round Education

Most schools in the United States operate on the 10-month calendar that was established when America was still an agrarian country. But times have changed and many people propose doing away with this outdated system and moving to year-round education.

Modeling Positive Behavior in the Classroom

Modeling positive behavior helps create a positive environment where students feel safe and cared for and where they can develop behavioral skills.

Research Spotlight on Community Schools

The community school model allows schools to become centers of the community, where they're open to everyone - all day, every day, evenings, and weekends.

The Arts Are Essential

Arts programs are frequently the first to be cut when school budgets are tightened. Preserve them by integrating them across the curriculum.

NEA Academy

The Nea Academy offers the best in online continuing education and Master's degrees that will fit your budget, your schedule, and your life.

Diversity Toolkit

This online toolkit provides an introduction to the multiple facets of diversity. It offers basic information, a short list of strategies and tools, and suggestions for how to find out more.

Research Spotlight on Response to Intervention

RTI is a tiered approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.

Ensuring Safe Schools for All Students

NEA Human and Civil Rights' "Safe Zone" poster shows students that their schools are taking a stand against racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, religious bias, and other forms of bias and discrimination.

An Interview with Kevin Jennings, Founder of GLSEN

An interview with Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Graphic Organizer for Pre-Reading

Graphic Organizers preteach the main concepts and terms in a text providing students with a mental framework on which to build new knowledge.

Directed Reading - Thinking Activity

DR-TA encourages students to make predictions while they are reading and make new predictions about what they will read next.

DRA (Directed Reading Activity)

A strategy that provides students with instructional support before, during, and after reading.

Concept Cards

Concept cards help students learn vocabulary words, their connotations, and how to use those words in original sentences.

Research Spotlight on Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a term that’s been used to describe a wide array of tutoring arrangements, but most of the research on its success refers to students working in pairs to help one another learn material or practice an academic task.

Jigsaw Sentences

Jigsaw Sentences is a strategy that encourages students to form complete sentences by piecing together segments of sentences that are written on pieces of paper.

8 Challenges for the New School Year

Eight of the biggest challenges you'll face in the new school year and a few strategies on meeting them.

Teaching Speaking is a Core Skill

Why paying more attention to teaching speaking pays off for students in the classroom - and in life.

Improve Student Achievement in Science

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) conducts reviews of research on interventions designed to improve the science achievement of K-12 students.

Formatting Text for Readability

Struggling readers can handle more challenging texts when they have been formatted to improve readability. Support their effort and success by making judicious choices about the formatting of reading material from electronic sources

Ask the Expert

You can't teach a class that's out of control. But Kate Ortiz, our classroom management expert with more than 30 years of experience, may be able to help. Describe your situation and you’ll have an answer within 24 hours.

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