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Links for your First Day
Teachers Guide Book (Archive)
How do you grade your various class projects? Do you have
a solid and effective classroom management plan all set up? Do you need
some ideas to help you get organized and started? Find
ideas here for all
of the above, as well as a sample first day schedule to help you prepare
for your own entry into the classroom.
Teachers Survival Guide (pdf
Several useful forms have been included with this New
Teacher's Survival Guide, including late sign-in sheets, sample
contracts with parent briefing guides, progress reports, homework checklists
and grade sheets, and classroom set-up templates, along with
organization, student conduct, planning your first day, and
Going back to school can be stressful, but even more so for kids
with learning disabilities. To help parents best prepare their
back-to-school, the team at Schwab Learning has launched a simple “one-stop” online
toolkit to access all the information, resources and articles relating
to issues that arise for kids with learning
disabilities at the onset of a new school year.
What can a teacher copy to give to their students? Can a teacher use
printed images for their newsletters or classroom materials? These are
the kinds of things a teacher needs to know so they don't
unintentionally infringe on another artists rights.
New Teacher Resource Page
This page has links to resources for new teachers.
Teacher Survival Sites
A comprehensive list of links that deal with the core of good teaching.
Links for technology and other essential resources are also included.
The site is hosted by Horace Mann Financial Solutions.
What Makes a Great Teacher?
"What makes a great teacher? Teaching is one of the most complicated
jobs today. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum
and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude and a love of learning;
knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques; and a
desire to make a difference in the lives of young people."
Links to Help With Discipline
View blogs, read about discipline ideas, learn 11 techniques
for better classroom discipline, incentives, and read
about various discipline
Discipline Help: You Can Handle Them All
Learn how to handle over 117 misbehaviors at school. Read about
how to deal with class clowns, cheaters, agitators, criers,
fighters, and more.
Preventing school violence is a top priority for school
and public safety officials today. These prevention efforts
include creating more positive school environments, establishing
increasing security measures, and improving collaboration
between schools and communities. Considerable energy also
has been devoted
strategies to identify students at risk of becoming violent
before they cause harm.
This site includes many resources that is useful to the first
year teacher. See puzzles, brain twisters, blogs, and classroom
You can find resources by subject and grade level or by keyword search.
Wizzlewolf's Webpage for Beginning Teachers
This page includes links to a new teacher cha*tboard, tips
for new teachers, lesson plans, resources, and ideas.
Helpful Hints for Beginning Teachers
This is a helpful article by Jane Bluestein, Ph.D. It includes
comments on student discipline, how to make your classroom
run smoothly, how to
make your students succeed and how to be accepted as part of the
Links to Help With Instruction
Glossary of Instructional Strategies
An alphabetized glossary of instructional terms and strategies.
by PlasmaLink. There are also links from some of the terms.
A practical approach to creating safe, challenging, and joyful
elementary schools. You can subscribe to a free newsletter and sign
up for workshops.
Art & Learning to Think & Feel
A collection of links by Marvin Bartel to teach thinking and
growing the mind. It includes ideas on how to use drawing to
AP Central's Drawing Course home page. See information about the exam,
studio art teachers' guide, curriculum, instruction and many resources.
See also the following links:
AP Studio Art 2-D Design Portfolio
AP Studio Art 3-D Design Portfolio
AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio
Tips for Starting a Successful AP Studio Art Program
Parallel Lessons for AP Studio Art Instructors
Links to Keep Your Students Safe
Working Safely with Art Materials
New art teachers don't think about safety enough. Read
about safety practices, health, and a list of hazards.
Health & Safety
in the Arts
The goal of this project is to reduce potential health hazards
for Tucson artists, teachers, arts organizations and surrounding
neighborhoods by stimulating the following: pollution prevention/source
reduction practices, waste minimization, decreased health
increased awareness in the arts community.
Internet Resources for Art Hazards
This is a page of many links relating to safety in the art
Pollution Prevention for Arts Education
Believe it or not, but there is a lot of pollution in the
art classroom. If your art room doesn't have a vent for your
kiln, use the
information found here to justify its purchase to your principal.
This page includes many links including chemicals in the art
classroom that can cause allergic reactions in students.
Assemblies & Visiting Artist
People- With 25-45 minute workshops, mime, puppetry
Arts for Learning- A nation-wide organization
that provides skits, visiting artists, performances