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Dr. Jesse Moon Longhurst

Dr. Jesse Moon Longhurst is an Assistant Professor of Education at Southern Oregon University. She is a former high school English, social studies and theater teacher. Her research interests include rural education, place-based education, indigenous and traditional education, and culturally responsive teacher preparation. She continues to develop partnerships with educators, researchers, and rural communities from Oregon to the West Indies and from New Mexico to the Bering Straight.

This guide is designed to connect busy teachers and teaching students to resources and support services to make their days more seamless while providing opportunities to connect with their students in meaningful ways. We've included apps, websites, real-world resources and advice from a former high school teacher who now spends her days preparing future educators for success in the classroom.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION

Students thrive in a well-managed learning environment. The goal of any teacher is to provide engaging and fascinating lessons that captivate students and help them learn required concepts, but none of these goals can happen without classroom management. According to a research project by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, students with teachers classified as the most effective gained 52 percentile points in terms of their achievement during the active year. Conversely, students with teachers deemed the least effective gained only 14 percent over the same time period.

Online Classroom Management & Communication Resources

  • 6 Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use

    Provided by the National Education Association, this list of tips can make the difference between chaos and order. Use the blog tag “classroom management” on the NEA website to find more tips.

  • AdPrima

    This website hosts a range of helpful information for new and seasoned teachers alike, including an effective classroom management context that can be utilized at different grade levels. Some of the ideas suggested include arranging the classroom in a specific way, setting behavioral expectations, and managing student work appropriately.

  • ClassDojo

    Used by 90 percent of all K-8 classrooms, this free, interactive app connects students, parents, and teachers to build engaging and thoughtful classroom environments. ClassDojo can be used on computers, smart phones, and tablets.

  • Classroom Management Teacher's Modules

    The American Psychological Association hosts a comprehensive guide on why classroom management works and how to enact it successfully based on psychological principals.

  • Reducing Student-Behavior Problems: Notes from a High School Teacher

    EdWeek shares this empowering story from a veteran teacher in Kentucky who has found the key to managing student behavior in the classroom.

Real-World Classroom Management & Communication Resources

  • Face-to-Face Training Opportunities

    Whether hosting a seminar at school for all teachers or sending an ambassador to a conference on the subject to report back, many professional development credits are available in areas of classroom management to help teachers gain the confidence and skills they need to utilize successful techniques.

  • Positive Learning Environment

    If other teachers or parts of the school don't have the same expectations of good behavior and listening skills, students may feel confused by what is required of them. Rather trying to go it alone, consider working with the principal or other teachers to create a school-wide positive learning environment that exemplifies all the qualities a student should exhibit at all times of the day – not just in your classroom.

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Lesson Plans

Elementary and secondary teachers spend approximately 15-20 hours of their work week lesson planning, preparing and marking. According to the Department of Education's Teacher Workload Survey, planning is one of the most time-consuming activities, and it often has to happen outside school hours. Teachers surveyed reported that they spend an average of 13 hours working in the evening or on the weekends, and the majority of this work is related to planning or marking. Because a good lesson plan is crucial to meeting learning objectives and ensuring students understand material being presented, it's important for teachers to have access to great resources, be they online or at their school.

Online Lesson Planning Resources

  • ClassFlow

    Used in 150 countries by more than 125,000 schools and institutions, ClassFlow exists to help teachers provide interactive, technologically-driven lessons that foster collaboration, help students learn how to use cutting-edge programs, and encourage parents to be involved in their children's learning.

  • Lessons & Ideas

    Scholastic provides this exhaustive catalog of teaching guides, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, discussion guides, extension activities, and unit plans for lessons ranging from art to zoology. These are available for all grades and are provided free of cost to teachers.

  • Share My Lesson

    An effort powered by the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson exists to bring together teachers, administrators, parents, and learning partners to ensure all students have access to high-quality lesson plans no matter their grade level, location, or economic status.

  • Teachers Pay Teachers

    Developed for teachers by teachers, this innovative website allows teachers throughout the country to connect and support each other by buying and selling lesson plans. Covering PreK-12th, lesson plans at TPT are tried and tested to ensure they translate well in the classroom.

  • teAchnology

    This online teacher resource is home to thousands of worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, printables, and other teacher resources covering all school subjects at every grade level. In addition to these resources, the website also has a range of tips to help teachers implement their lessons.

Real-World Lesson Planning Resources

  • Other Teachers

    Teachers, especially those who have spent years in the classroom, often have extensive records of their lesson plans over the years and these can be valuable to new and seasoned educators alike. Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel five days a week, consider asking a teacher at your current school or at a nearby location if they have any relevant lesson plans for upcoming topics in the curriculum. While it may not work to use the lesson plan verbatim, it will at least help establish a groundwork for what should and should not be covered that day.

  • Guest Speakers

    Some weeks will be busier than others, but that doesn't mean lessons need to suffer. If a teacher knows they'll be away from school or unable to complete a lesson plan during a particularly busy season, consider finding a guest lecturer familiar with the topic at hand who can fill class time on those days. Options include other teachers in your school district, community college professors or professionals in the area.

New Teachers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 150,000 new teaching jobs will be created between 2015 and 2025, but a report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's future found that 20 percent of all new teachers leave the profession within the first three years. Being a teacher is always demanding, but new teachers face challenges and pressures that can be overwhelming during the first few years. Rather than focusing on trying to do and learn everything at once, new teachers must remember to be patient with themselves while also taking advantage of resources and leaning on their teaching community.

Online Resources for New Teachers

  • Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

    Edutopia offers this comprehensive set of blogs, videos, files, and resources designed to help new teachers with tasks like planning, designing a learning environment, integrating technology, and working with parents.

  • TeachersFirst

    One of the professional resources offered on the website is a whole section devoted to empowering and helping new teachers. For those currently preparing for their first day of class, be sure to read over the four basic strategies offered as guidance.

  • Teaching Heart

    Whether still in school and trying to put together your first teaching resume, preparing for an interview, putting together a portfolio, or looking for behavioral management tips, this website has it all.

  • Teachers.net

    This interactive online community for teachers features chat boards, job postings, forums and resources to connect new teachers with other educators throughout the country. There is also a range of free online workshops and teacher meetings to help new teachers settle into their roles.

  • What I Didn't Learn in College…and Wish I Had!

    The National Education Association spoke to a number of veteran teachers to find out what they wish they had known during their first few years of teaching, how they learned to manage their classrooms and what keeps them going after so many years in the classroom.

Real-World Resources for New Teachers

  • Mentors

    In many schools, new teachers are assigned mentors to help them navigate the complexities of their first year while also introducing them to key members of the teaching community. Mentorships are excellent opportunities for new teachers to ask questions, receive feedback and get support. While most schools assign mentors upon hiring, don't be afraid to ask about setting up such a relationship if the school doesn't have a formal program in place.

  • Professional Organizations

    Whether looking to be part of the Association for Middle Level Education, the National Education Association or the National Council for the Social Studies, new teachers have countless opportunities to be involved with both niche and overarching organizations that can provide support and assistance in meaningful ways. These organizations typically have annual conferences, local chapters and events spread throughout the year for teachers to learn about the latest research in their field while also making contact with other teachers in similar roles. TeachersFirst maintains a list of current professional organizations within primary and secondary education.

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Teaching Supplies

According to a recent report by The Education Market Association, nearly all teachers spend their own money to ensure the children in their classrooms have access to necessary supplies – to the tune of $500 per year in 2016. While teachers understand some of their student's parents are unable to supply necessary items and many school districts are strapped for cash, it's important that teachers have access to affordable supplies so lesson plans and learning objectives don't have to be sacrificed due to lack of materials.

Online Teaching Supply Resources

  • Classroom Direct

    A one-stop-shop for school supplies, Classroom Direct provides discounted prices for items commonly purchased by teachers due to the sheer volume of their sales.

  • Discount School Supply

    Operating somewhat like a Costco for teachers, Discount School Supply allows teachers to buy needed supplies in bulk to save money in the long run. Items available run the gamut from infant and toddler supplies to advanced art materials used in high school. The site often offers additional coupon codes or discounts throughout the year.

  • Hoot of Loot

    Created by a veteran educator who still teaches in Oklahoma, Hoot of Loot answers the question of what to do with usable teaching materials at the end of an academic year or when a teacher is moving to a different grade level or subject area. Benefiting both teacher-buyers and teacher-sellers, buyers can get a discount while sellers won't have to worry about unneeded supplies collecting dust in the garage.

  • National Autism Resources

    Teachers working in special education may have a slightly different shopping list than their counterparts, and NAR exists to ensure those items are available at reasonable prices. Their current inventory includes handwriting helpers, oral-motor supports, visual supports and reading comprehension helpers.

  • Teacher Created Resources

    Designed by teachers for teachers, this educational publishing company provides affordable textbooks, classroom decorations, and student supplies to help teachers ensure their students have all that they need for an effective learning environment without breaking the bank.

Real-World Teaching Supply Resources

  • Donations from Local Stores

    Before spending their own hard-earned dollars, teachers should check with local businesses to see if they would be willing to donate supplies. While larger national chains may not have the authority to provide free inventory, smaller home-owned businesses may be willing to either donate their own stock or consider sponsoring a classroom to provide all the necessary supplies for the academic year.

  • Supply Drive

    We have all seen canned food drives taking place at stores or events, but how often has this idea been leveraged for school supplies? Consider asking local businesses or the organizers of upcoming events if they would be willing to let patrons or participants know that representatives of the school will be on-site collecting new and gently used school supplies for the upcoming academic year. While it may not cover all the necessary items, it's a good start on the yearly supply list.

    There are countless tools available that keep teachers from having to reinvent the wheel to accomplish their goals. As technology becomes more prominent in the classroom, educators are learning how to incorporate these tools into lessons, assignments, projects and examinations to not only provide fascinating learning opportunities, but also to ensure students are familiar with these tools and can utilize them properly.

    Online Teaching Tool Resources

    • ComicMaster

      An excellent tool for educators ranging from art to science, ComicMaster is a free program that allows teachers to create graphic novel comic books tailored to course content. Whether sharing the tale of a daring scientist out to find a cure for pneumonia or a mathematician working to break Nazi code during World War II, ComicMaster allows stories and concepts to come to life in exciting ways.

    • Gliffy

      If you're a teacher who loves using visual aids in your lesson planning, look no further than Gliffy. This interactive tool allows teachers to make diagrams, flowcharts, infographics and other designs to help children think about a concept or learning standard in a pictorial way.

    • Slideboom

      This online tool allows teachers a digital space where their presentations can be stored for future use or shared with other teachers working in the same subject area. Teachers are also able to access other web-ready presentations that have been uploaded, all of which are free with the basic version of the service.

    • Survey Monkey

      As the world's number one survey platform, Survey Monkey is a great tool for educators who want to get in touch with the families of their studies without spending hours writing emails or making phone calls. Whether scheduling an end-of-year celebration or gathering information about student learning styles, this tool makes it easy to collect and organize information effortlessly.

    • teAchnology

      Teachers looking for worksheets that can be edited and printed easily should look no further than this website, which hosts a large digital library of crossword puzzle makers, weekly assignment generators, word scrambles, and science lab generators for easy use.

    Real-World Teaching Tool Resources

    • Projectors

      Whether sharing the contents of a piece of paper or transferring a website onto a smart board, projectors are often a teacher's best friend in the classroom as they make it easy to convey information in various formats quickly. Many projectors are now equipped with document cameras, meaning teachers can place any item under the camera and it will immediately appear on the screen for the entire classroom to see. This is especially helpful for types of documents that otherwise may not easily show up on the screen.

    • Scanners and Printers

      While it may be a stretch to say that teachers spend most of their working days making copies and stapling packets together, it's not far from the truth. With some teachers having more than 400 students for whom they are responsible, having enough copies of reading materials, assignments, quizzes and explanatory papers is key to a successful lesson. While rules on scanning and printing vary by school district, most allow teachers unlimited use as long as they provide their own paper.

    Teaching Websites & Apps

    The sharing of free information via the Internet has revolutionized the teaching profession, making it easier for educators to gain access to materials and resources related both to their subject area and best practices in teaching and learning initiatives. No longer do teachers need to sift through books to find relevant information; instead, websites and apps make it easier to create engaging lessons that weave together digital media alongside content students must absorb to be successful in the classroom. The resources listed below are examples of how teachers can glean valuable information from the internet.

    Online Website & App Resources

    • Discovery Education

      Overseen by the Discovery Channel, educators can review a range of digital textbooks related to studies in science, social studies and math while also gaining access to thousands of high-quality video streams in the same topics.

    • Education World

      A great resource for teachers seeking information on common questions they may have about their daily classroom activities, including developing responsive classrooms, preparing materials for substitute teachers, partnering with parents and finding the right amount of homework to assign.

    • PBS Learning Media

      The Public Broadcasting System maintains a wide-ranging selection of materials for educators, no matter their grade level or subject area. As an bonus, the website is responsive to location and provides lesson plans and materials on regionally-specific topics.

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    • Scholastic

      As one of the largest providers of educational materials in the country, Scholastic offers many free and affordable resources to aid teachers in their classrooms. Aside from free lesson plans and a comprehensive list of tips and strategies, Scholastic also regularly hosts book fairs at schools throughout the nation.

    • Smithsonian Education

      Overseen by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, this inclusive website is a treasure trove of teaching materials, online resources, lesson plans, and opportunities for educators to take part in professional development initiatives.

    General Resources & Support for Teaching Professionals

    Even the most organized and seasoned teacher will one day come upon a question they can't answer or an idea they're not sure how to implement that doesn't fit into the categories given above. The following resources were designed to provide further support and help teachers think about how to leverage the resources around them – even while on a tight budget.

    Online General Support Resources

    • School Pen Pals

      The Teacher's Corner provides this service, which connects learning communities to other classrooms throughout the world so students can understand different cultures and ways of living. Along the way, students will also make international friends. together.

    • Summer Reading Lists

      Want to help students stay motivated to learn while school is out but don't have the time needed to compile a reading list? Bright Hub Education has you covered. This organization provides a variety of lists for elementary, middle, and high school learners.

    • Teacher Webinars

      While the idea of continually learning about how to be a better teacher is a goal of all educators, finding time to step away from the classroom can be tricky. Education Week provides a series of free webinars and virtual broadcasts to help teachers stay up-to-date on the field without neglecting their classrooms.

    • Teaching Resources

      As an educator, Laura Candler is devoted to ensuring teachers have the resources and support they need to thrive. Her website features a range of printable lessons, classroom strategies, training opportunities, and a “file cabinet” for teachers seeking specific resources for their subject area.

    • Top 10 Resources for Special Education Teachers

      Saint Joseph's University provides this list of activities, games, curriculum/classroom techniques, and IEP/504 plan resources to support teachers working with exceptional children in special education classrooms.

    Real-World Teaching Support

    • Librarians

      School librarians can provide qualified insight to help students synthesize ideas and information. Teachers working in partnership with a librarian can ensure students have access to proper materials when completing assignments and projects while also helping students learn how to properly use primary and secondary sources in research. Many librarians also oversee computer areas, providing the opportunity for students to learn how to use technology in a supervised and supportive environment.

    • School Counselors

      School counselors help students in areas of academic excellence, social development, career decisions and navigating their personal lives. While teachers may struggle to find time to address these areas of a student's life outside lessons, school counselors' primary role is to provide direct service to learners and their families. If a teacher suspects a student is having problems at home or struggling to focus, school counselors are their allies in ensuring the student is cared for and any issues are addressed.

Meeting Today's Teaching Challenges

Cyberbullying

As technology continues to become more pervasive in the lives of both adults and adolescents, cyberbullying is on the rise. According to the nonprofit No Bullying, 25 percent of teens have been repeatedly bullied via their cell phone, while 52 percent of young people overall report having a cyberbullying experience. Though it can often be difficult for teachers to ascertain who is being bullied and by whom while also trying to lead class, the University of Chicago at Illinois offers tips on how to keep an eye out for signs while also providing information on what to do once cyberbully behavior is recognized.

Classroom Security

The goal of every teacher is to provide a safe space for their students to learn, ask questions and gain the skills they'll need to succeed in life. Classroom security is a topic that must be addressed to ensure these goals are possible. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that public schools have increased safety and security measures in recent years to prevent further tragedies in today's learning centers. 93 percent now have controlled access, while 75 percent use security cameras for monitoring. While no teacher can anticipate a security violation, there are ways to be prepared if the unthinkable happens. The ALICE Training institute provides a list of seven tips to guard against safety issues in the classroom.

Managing a Classroom

One of the top challenges teachers across the world face is ensuring the individual needs of every student are met while also providing overarching, engaging lessons. Finding the perfect balance for a class – each of which has its own personality – takes time, resources, and most importantly, realistic expectations. While it may be a new teacher's goal to only ever teach highly engaging lessons that tick every box, this may not always be possible. Over time, however, teachers will gather resources that allow them to focus less on planning and more on engagement.

Personal & Professional Life Balance

Despite the average school day lasting 6.7 hours, a study by Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation found that teachers actually work an average of 53 hours per week – without counting extra work done during the evenings and on weekends. Most teachers are supremely dedicated to their students and indeed feel called to the profession; still, it's important for them to find work/life balance if they want to avoid burnout. Education World offers five different strategies to help teachers disconnect from work and rejuvenate from long days.

Navigating Parent Involvement

Ask any teacher, and they will often tell you there seems to be two types of parents they deal with: those who they can never get in touch with and those who are staring over their shoulder. Having a good relationship with a student's parents is incredibly important to ensuring a student feels safe, supported and engaged in their learning, yet some parents don't make it easy for teachers. Monster's Teaching Community provides a helpful list of how teachers can work with five difficult types of parents.

Expert Advice from a Teaching Professional

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Expert Advice from a Teaching Professional

Dr. Jesse Moon Longhurst is an Assistant Professor of Education at Southern Oregon University. She is a former high school English, social studies and theater teacher. Her research interests include rural education, place-based education, indigenous and traditional education, and culturally responsive teacher preparation. She continues to develop partnerships with educators, researchers, and rural communities from Oregon to the West Indies and from New Mexico to the Bering Straight.

Teachers just starting out in their careers may often feel overwhelmed by all they must accomplish in a week - on top of teaching. What advice do you have for finding balance?

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Feeling overwhelmed is completely normal for teachers early in their careers. However, it is also important to remember that you are in this for the long haul. You need to be there for next year's students and the students in years to come. In order to have that stamina, you need to take care of yourself. You will be a better teacheron Monday(and all the Mondays to follow) if you are well-rested, well-fed, and have had some exercise. Yes, you will work some long days, but when you go home,reallygo home. Set an e-mail curfew for yourself and stick to it. Yes, you will inevitably grade some papers and plan some lessons at home, but remember that you are not required (or paid) to work 80-hour weeks. Your students will only flourish if you are healthy and energetic and that requires self-care.

How can teachers best make use of resources available to them at school?

The resources and structures at your school (mentors for new teachers, instructional coaches, professional learning communities, etc.) are all fantastic tools. Use them! If you are offered a mentor, sign up and invest the time with that person. Develop a trusting and supportive relationship with a more experienced teacher. You don't have to learn everything from scratch. Professional Learning Communities, department meetings, etc. can also be excellent sources of camaraderie, of good ideas, and of support when things get challenging. Try to see these resources as opportunities for ongoing learning rather than drains on your limited time. Teaching can be isolating; take advantage of opportunities to connect with your colleagues.

What are some of the challenges a teacher might face, and where can they reach out to find support or answers?

Teachers can face all sorts of challenges, but chances are, someone in your building or district is an expert and will be happy to help you navigate them. If you have questions about how to use the mysterious smart board in your classroom, find out who, in your building is the technology liaison. If you are concerned about managing difficult student behavior, reach out to the counselors, the administrators, and make sure you really understand your schools' discipline policies. The special education teachers are often an underused resource. These professionals are experts in supporting students with exceptionalities. Let them share that expertise with you. You don't have to go it alone. Your colleagues, your administrators, and even the parents of your students are fantastic resources. A professional educator is wise enough to reach out.

What's the one thing you wish you'd known as a new teacher?

I wish I had known how much wisdom experienced educators could have shared with me if only I had asked. I reinvented too many wheels because I didn't ask for help. Teaching is a craft that takes time to perfect. New ideas are a vital element of education, but so is the wisdom of experience.

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Resources For Teachers | LearnHowtoBecome.org? ›

Classroom resources are teaching materials and supplies that you can use in your lessons to help support learning. These can be things like page borders, writing templates and colouring sheets, as well as physical tools like pens, pencils and glue sticks.

What resources can teachers use? ›

Teaching and learning resources
  • text books.
  • novels.
  • films.
  • plays.
  • radio programs.
  • multimedia.
  • digital learning resources including video, audio, text, animations and images.
  • lectures.
Feb 24, 2023

Where can I find good teaching resources? ›

🏆 Top 9 Teaching Resources of 2022
  • Just Great Marking. ...
  • Retrieval Practice, Classroom Tools. ...
  • Curriculum Planning for Long Term Retention. ...
  • The Question Matrix. ...
  • The 5 Minute Lesson Plan. ...
  • Pose Pause Pounce Bounce. ...
  • 25 EdTech Tools. ...
  • Spaced Practice + Curriculum Sequencing.
Aug 21, 2022

What resources do new teachers need? ›

17 Essential Supplies for New Teachers
  • Antibacterial wipes. Your classroom won't be a blank slate for long. ...
  • Tissues. Just like wipes, tissues are a must-have, no matter the season.
  • Hand sanitizer. ...
  • Shower board. ...
  • Whiteboard markers. ...
  • Pens and pencils. ...
  • Colored duct tape. ...
  • Storage bins, shelves, and tubs.
Jul 28, 2016

What resources are needed for a classroom? ›

Classroom resources are teaching materials and supplies that you can use in your lessons to help support learning. These can be things like page borders, writing templates and colouring sheets, as well as physical tools like pens, pencils and glue sticks.

What tools do teachers need? ›

18 important tools for teachers
  • Blackboard or whiteboard. A blackboard is a traditional teaching tool still used in many classrooms that do not have digital displays. ...
  • Calculator. ...
  • Computer. ...
  • Digital whiteboard. ...
  • Educational games. ...
  • Grading software. ...
  • Messaging apps. ...
  • Presentation software.
Jun 24, 2022

Which is the most appropriate resource type for teaching? ›

The correct option is C) demonstration video.

What school supplies do teachers want most? ›

24 Must-Have Classroom Supplies For Every Teacher
  1. 10-Drawer Organizer Cart. ...
  2. Reading Comprehension Cubes. ...
  3. Dry Erase Lapboards. ...
  4. Scotch Thermal Laminator. ...
  5. Monogrammed Coach Whistle. ...
  6. Eureka Time Telling Bulletin Board Set. ...
  7. Reusable Dry Erase Pockets. ...
  8. Student Grouping Pencils.

What is teacher learning resources? ›

Learning resources are things that teachers can access to help them do some aspect of their job better as part of the professional development process (either pre-service or in-service).

Why resources are important for teachers? ›

Lesson planning will be more difficult: Resources can really help you to structure a lesson and incorporate a lot of different ways of learning into a single session. Without them, you might find that filling up an hour of teaching time becomes difficult or monotonous when relying on things other than resources.

What is a teacher resource pack? ›

This Resource Pack is also designed to serve as a source of reference to teachers during the preparation of their Scheme of Learning and lesson plans as well as teaching and assessment of learners.

What do children need from teachers? ›

Teachers Provide Knowledge and Education

They supply them with essential information, introduce new ideas and topics, and try to expand their interests. By teaching them to read and introducing them to a treasure trove of literature, they help your child expand their perspective and enrich their ideas.

Do teachers really need a planner? ›

Every teacher or lecturer needs a robust planner to keep their classroom and lessons organised. Without one, it's very difficult to keep things like lesson plans, to-do lists and class information in one place. Teacher planners dramatically increase productivity and decrease stress amongst teachers.

What are 5 important resources you should consult when setting up your classroom? ›

With the exception of the safety considerations, not all of the accommodations below will be necessary—or even appropriate—for all children with visual disabilities.
  • Color and contrast considerations. ...
  • Materials storage. ...
  • Bulletin boards/other posted materials. ...
  • Safety considerations. ...
  • Furniture arrangement. ...
  • Lighting needs.

How do you select resources? ›

20 Selecting Resources
  1. the number and nature of users.
  2. the time span or lifetime over which the organizing system is expected. ...
  3. the size of the collection.
  4. the expected changes to the collection.
  5. the physical or technological environment in which the organizing system is situated or implemented.

What are 5 things a teacher should have? ›

top 5 qualities and characteristics of a good teacher.
  • Patient and approachable. They say that 'patience is a virtue', and this couldn't be more true for teachers. ...
  • Enthusiastic. ...
  • Strong communication skills. ...
  • Strong knowledge and a solid education. ...
  • Disciplined and professional.
Mar 1, 2022

What is the most powerful tool a teacher has? ›

The apostle James addresses and denotes the very gravity of being a master — translated in today's terms, a teacher.

What do teachers carry to work? ›

Teachers bring lots of things from home to school and back- personal essentials, laptops, books, papers, and different objects needed for a productive day. Putting these stuffs in multiple bags can be stressful.

What are the 7 types of instructional materials? ›

Types of instructional materials
PrintTextbooks, pamphlets, handouts, study guides, manuals
AudioCassettes, microphone, podcast
VisualCharts, real objects, photographs, transparencies
AudiovisualSlides, tapes, films, filmstrips, television, video, multimedia
Electronic InteractiveComputers, graphing calculators, tablets

What is the most essential instructional resources? ›

A course syllabus is a vital instructional resource as it can succinctly convey all the important information that students need to know regarding: Course learning outcomes/objectives (required)

What is the best teaching style for a teacher? ›

Experiential learning is a great teaching method because it encourages creativity, helps students learn from mistakes, fosters reflective thinking, and prepares students for future experiences. It can be effective for several subjects, especially during science experiments, sports coaching, and group projects.

What are learning resources? ›

Learning resources are those resources that the teachers use to help learners to meet the expectations for learning which are defined by the curriculum. They can also be defined as materials used by a teacher to add value to the instructions given by the teacher and to stimulate the interest of the learners present.

What is a learning resource pack? ›

It helps learners before, during, and after classes for anticipated learning achievement. Also, it informs them about procedures to be carried out during lessons. Download Free PDF. Mathematics Learners Resource Pack (Corrected)

What are the three categories of materials resources used in classroom? ›

After watching this lesson, you should have a full understanding of the three most common types of instructional materials - traditional resources, graphic organizers, and teacher-made resources - and their importance to the process of teaching your students.

How do teachers manage resources? ›

Managing resources is about selecting, developing and adapting materials and resources for the classroom It also involves using them effectively and evaluating their effectiveness. Managing resources involves: Selecting resources with an awareness of: a range of available sources from which to select materials.

What is the difference between learning resources and learning materials? ›

Answer: Learning Resources are the materials that are used for teaching a course. See a list of all Learning Resource Material Types. Program Support Materials are the materials used to administrate or support the course.

How can a teacher uses the local resources in teaching? ›

Using the outside environment

You could collect (or ask your class to collect) objects such as leaves, spiders, plants, insects, rocks or wood. Bringing these resources in can lead to interesting classroom displays that can be referred to in lessons.

What to buy for teachers lounge? ›

Teacher's Lounge Wishlist
  • A Good Coffee Maker. One essential for keeping many teachers happy? ...
  • A Trading Center. It can be as simple as a designated corner on a countertop, a drawer, or even a small storage cabinet. ...
  • A Community Bulletin Board. ...
  • Comfortable Seating. ...
  • Multiple Microwaves.
Jan 20, 2016

What is the most valuable resource teachers have? ›

Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives." - Robert John Meehan.

What is a to Z teacher stuff? ›

Explore A to Z

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials, printable worksheets, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

Do teachers need gifts? ›

A gift can increase the likelihood the teacher will remember the school fondly and recommend it to others. Teachers often give so much more of themselves than they are required or paid to do.

What are 3 things you need to be a teacher? ›

To earn a preliminary teaching credential a teacher must have: A bachelor's degree. Completed an accredited teacher preparation program. Completed 600 hours of student teaching.

What makes a great teacher? ›

Some qualities of a good teacher include skills in communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy and patience. Other characteristics of effective teaching include an engaging classroom presence, value in real-world learning, exchange of best practices and a lifelong love of learning.

Do teachers make their own lesson plans? ›

Answer and Explanation: The short answer is yes, teachers create their own lesson plans.

Which is the best teacher planner? ›

My Top Teacher Planners for 2023-2024
  • Pirongs Teacher Planner 2023-2024.
  • Blue Sky Academic Year Teacher Planner.
  • Peter Pauper Teacher Planner.
  • Smart Panda Academic Diary.
  • The Paper Trainer Life Organiser and Daily Planner.
  • Teacher Lesson Planner 2023-2024.
  • Clever Fox Teacher Planner & Diary.
  • Manifestation Planner 2023.
May 7, 2023

What is a daily planner for teachers? ›

A daily planner template is essentially a piece of paper divided into sections, where each section is used to make note of different components in the user's life that they need to plan for or keep track of.

What are five 5 things teachers should look for in an IEP? ›

Here are five key things to be on the lookout for when you read an IEP and how they apply to your classroom.
  • Present level of performance. ...
  • Annual goals. ...
  • Special education and related services. ...
  • Supplementary aids, services, modifications, and/or supports. ...
  • Notes and considerations — including special factors.

How do you teach a child with low vision? ›

Encourage the student to use visual aids/resources that have been prescribed (e.g. glasses, magnifiers, big-print books, etc). Seat the student appropriately in the classroom (e.g. in the middle towards the front). Make sure lighting is suitable. Make efforts to eliminate the risk of glare from the desk and whiteboard.

What are the top 3 roles of a teacher? ›

The primary roles of a teacher are:
  1. Providing mentorship. ...
  2. Inspiring learners. ...
  3. Nurturing healthy curiosity in learners. ...
  4. Creating meaningful learning experiences. ...
  5. Leveraging technology to support learning. ...
  6. Mediating and liaising. ...
  7. Researching learning strategies.

How can I improve myself as a teacher? ›

Tips to improve yourself as a teacher
  1. Improve your classroom management skills. ...
  2. Maintain a warm and professional association. ...
  3. Develop strong communication skills. ...
  4. Take a periodical break from work. ...
  5. Update your technical skills. ...
  6. Record your teaching session. ...
  7. Appropriate dress for the teachers. ...
  8. Network with other teachers.
Jun 28, 2022

What are the 3 most important resources? ›

Water, air, and soil are three natural resources that we cannot live without.

What resources can be used in the classroom? ›

Teaching and learning resources
  • text books.
  • novels.
  • films.
  • plays.
  • radio programs.
  • multimedia.
  • digital learning resources including video, audio, text, animations and images.
  • lectures.
Feb 24, 2023

What are the three 3 types of resource use? ›

First, students will learn about three types of resources (human, natural, and capital) that are a part of communities and cultures.

What makes a good teacher resources? ›

A good resource is relevant

Resources need to be clearly curriculum-relevant to be the most useful, and all should be framed in the wider context of the subject. Connections should be exploited – it should be clear how a resource builds on, is built on by, and links to others.

What are professional resources? ›

Professional learning resources are the various means and supports needed to enhance the growth of educators and the academic and non-academic growth of students. Resources include funding, people, time, technology, and materials.

What are teacher learning resources? ›

Teaching-learning resources are those resources what teachers use to assist learners to meet the expectations for learning defined by curriculum. We can also define these resources as materials used by a teacher to supplement classroom instruction or to stimulate the interest of learners.

What are examples of locally available resources? ›

These resources can be collected from the outside environment like objects such as leaves, spiders, plants, insects, rocks or wood and used in the classroom. Bringing these resources in can lead to interesting classroom displays that can be referred to in lessons.

What can make a teacher more effective? ›

12 effective teaching habits
  • Enjoy the field of education. Teachers who express a passion for their work can inspire their students. ...
  • Create a positive learning environment. ...
  • Connect with students. ...
  • Be prepared. ...
  • Manage a weekly schedule. ...
  • Use clear language. ...
  • Set reasonable expectations. ...
  • Adapt to different circumstances.
Mar 30, 2023

What are five examples of resources? ›

Oil, coal, natural gas, metals, stone and sand are natural resources. Other natural resources are air, sunlight, soil and water. Animals, birds, fish and plants are natural resources as well. Natural resources are used to make food, fuel and raw materials for the production of goods.

What are the 9 types of resources? ›

Humans require air, water, food from plants and animals, sunlight, minerals, land, soil and fossil fuels to exist. All these useful raw materials are called natural resources.

What are 10 examples of personal resources? ›

Personal resources
  • Motivation.
  • Interests.
  • Mental, emotional, practical abilities.
  • Character traits.
  • Values.
  • Experiences.
  • Education.
  • Physical condition.
Aug 2, 2021

What are the 5 R's of classroom management? ›

In this five-part series, the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning ( NCECDTL ) introduces the 5Rs for Early Learning Leaders: Responsive Relationships, Reason, Resources, Reflective Dialogue, and Recognition.

How do teachers improve classroom management? ›

Universal classroom management strategies for educators
  • Model ideal behavior. ...
  • Let students help establish guidelines. ...
  • Document rules. ...
  • Avoid punishing the class. ...
  • Encourage initiative. ...
  • Offer praise. ...
  • Use non-verbal communication. ...
  • Hold parties.
Dec 23, 2021

How do you organize classroom resources? ›

Keep your books and papers tidy with these 7 tips to organize your classroom library!
  1. Use book bins. ...
  2. Store papers in library pockets. ...
  3. Laminate worksheets and reuse them. ...
  4. Color-code your books. ...
  5. Store extra anchor charts in a laundry hamper. ...
  6. Replace paper with dry erase placemats. ...
  7. Use storage clipboards for individual students.
Aug 10, 2022

Videos

1. Creating Resources that SELL on Teachers Pay Teachers
(Lauren Fulton)
2. Early Years teaching resources for teachers and parents.
(EY Teaching Resources)
3. Creating Free Resources for Teachers! | Adobe Office Hours
(Adobe Live)
4. Top resources for teachers - Dan Akidil
(Cambridge University Press ELT)
5. TEACHERS: Free Resources for the Classroom
(Brave New Films)
6. Science resources for teachers
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