Looking for inspiration, advice, or new ideas? We’ve compiled a list of 150+ websites and resources useful both for new teachers and veteran educators. Whether you’re researching your rights, looking for classroom resources, or on the teaching job market, this page has you covered!
- Teachers’ Rights
- Education Websites We Like
- Helpful Teaching Articles & Resources
- Ongoing Professional Development for Teachers
- Education Journals
- Education & Teaching Internships
- How to Apply for Teaching Positions
- Teaching Resume & Cover Letter Examples
- Teaching Job Search Tools
- Teacher Associations
- Online Communities for Future Teachers
- Scholarships for Education Majors
- Education Conferences
- Education Trends
Deciding to teach no longer means you have to check all your First Amendment rights at classroom door. Make sure you know your rights as an educator:
Education Websites We Like
- Cult of Pedagogy – A vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers that support each other toward excellence.
- Hey Teach! – The resources to thrive—and the laughs to survive—as an educator.
- Madly Learning – Ontario teacher and blogger Patti shares tips and fun photos for educators on this Instagram account.
- Teacher Thought – 25 helpful tips to reduce teacher burnout and maintain a happy career!
- TED-ed – This education-focused YouTube channel includes videos that can serve as in-class instructional supplements or help teachers like you develop ideas for classroom instruction.
- We Are Teachers – An inspirational site sharing practical classroom ideas, the best freebies and giveaways, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor.
Helpful Articles & Resources
- 9 Techniques for Building Solid Parent-Teacher Relationships – Great techniques that middle school teachers can use to build a solid parent-teacher relationship.
- 15 Resources on Creating Inclusive Classrooms – Check out these 15 resources designed to create an inclusive classroom that engages all students while providing supports and accommodations for those with learning disabilities and a wide range of learning modalities.
- 20 Professional Development Ideas and Tips for Educators – Check out these ideas and tips for creative and practical professional development opportunities.
- 20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents – Help build stronger connections with your students’ parents with these simple tips.
- 25 Virtual Classroom Games and Activities – Create a sense of community within a virtual class with any of these fun and engaging classroom games and activities. Added bonus: teachers build stronger relationships with their students, and offer a break for students to relax and retain more of what they learned.
- 50 Self Care Ideas and Activities – Whether you only have five minutes or a full hour, this list of self-care ideas will make a difference in your health, mood and mindset!
- 50 Tips to Set Your Classroom Up for Success – From setting up your desk to see the most students to dealing with requests to use the bathroom, these tips can help you set up a successful classroom.
- Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers – A weekly podcast covering an array of topics, from guidance and motivation to tips for self-care, ideas for distance learning scenarios, and more!
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – Check out a variety of classroom management strategies designed to empower teachers.
- Beginner’s Guide to the Praxis: Online Test Prep for Education Students – Required in a majority of states, this guide helps future teachers to better understand the basics of the test prep process and offers valuable resources and expert advice.
- Class Tech Tips – Insights and practical ways for teachers to learn how to use technology to make their lives easier and to increase their effectiveness in the classroom. Tips also available on Twitter.
- Common Sense Education – This YouTube channel helps educators teach students how to develop good digital citizenship skills.
- The Danielson Group Free Resources– Downloadable resources for remote teaching and self-assessment.
- Edutopia – With content for PK-12 educators, this YouTube channel offers a vast array of tips, from group learning strategies to social and emotional skills for teachers.
- Inclusive Schools Network – This site offers a wide array of inclusion resources, inspiration, and tools for teachers.
- Keep Calm and Teach: Empowering K-12 Learners with Positive Classroom Management Routines – A great book includes actionable and easy ways for teachers to redirect a student’s behavior in the classroom.
- Learn Around the World – Take your classrooms around the world on guided, virtual experiences and learn about new cultures, history, and natural wonders.
- The Online Student’s Guide to Time Management – Stay on top of your studies with these steps to effective time management for your online learning.
- Popplet – This tool helps students think visually by allowing them to connect images with facts and ideas.
- Resources Toolkit for New Teachers – Edutopia offers an array of articles, videos, and other resources that are chock-full of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
- Richard Byrne – Technology tips for educators, from creating videos for lesson to how to use storyboards in the “virtual” classroom to using Google Earth and Google Meet.
- Science Underground – Explore the world of science in the time it takes you to drink your morning coffee!
- Six Co-Teaching Strategies – Introduction to the six co-teaching strategies as implemented by the Rural Teacher Residency at the CSU, Chico School of Education
- Student Teaching Resources – Handbooks, syllabi, strategies, and other resources from Texas State’s College of Education.
- The Student Teaching Survival Guide – Solid advice for making the most of your student teaching experience, including prepping for the classroom to building relationships with other teachers, administrators, and students.
- Teachers Aid – An online radio show that focuses on providing social and emotional support for the very personal challenges teachers face.
- Top 10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Teachers – This four minute YouTube video offers nine recommendations for educators on how to run a successful classroom all year long.
- Teach Thought – Compiled by Teach Thought, this list of 23 books can help educators teach diversity to elementary and middle school students.
- Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School – Learn more about what self-care is and how essential it is to practicing it to make sure you have everything you need to thrive as a teacher.
Ongoing Professional Development
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – This non-profit organization offers online and on-site courses in professional development, including classroom topics such as STEM, literary and content development for educators.
- CE Credits Online – This online CE provider offers graduate-level courses for both new and experienced K-12 teachers and administrators.
- Discovery Education – Helping educators bring education into the 21st Century with courses that examine leadership literacy, math and STEM education along with the integration of technology and standards into the modern classroom.
- EdWeek Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook – Enjoy free, professional development webinars on a range of topics, including: literacy/language arts skills development, special education and mathematics.
- Education World – This professional educator’s website is packed with resources! Professional development topics include expert interviews, new teacher advising, strategies that work and a problem-solving archive.
- Edutopia – Organized by grade level and subject, Edutopia offers K-12 teacher-preparation resources through blogs, videos, case studies, and success-driven teaching solutions.
- Microsoft Educator Community – This Microsoft-sponsored community is comprised of 1.6 million members from around the globe to network and receive training, lesson plans and professional development courses.
- My Learning Partners – This site offers many great resources for professional development that educators can do from the comfort of their own homes.
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) – Available programs include facilitated online courses, live web seminars, self-paced investigations and learning for credit opportunities for English teachers.
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) – NCTM provides its members with professional development guides and its Principles for Actions Toolkit.
- Office of Innovation and Improvement – Operated by the U.S. Department of Education, this program is devoted to improving instruction and administration across all levels of education. The department’s Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program offers grants to support teacher/administrator career development programs.
- PBS TeacherLine – TeacherLine offers graduate education credits through partner institutions for its online teacher development courses based on standards- and research-based methodology.
- ReadWriteThink – K-12 educators are invited to take advantage of publications, networking opportunities, and training through ReadWriteThink. The site provides access to strategy guides, online seminars and self-paced learning “investigations.”
- Scholastic – Scholastic offers professional development through courses and institutes, instructional coaching, case studies, and a literacy leadership academy.
- SimpleK12 – An online professional development site geared toward helping educators inspire their students, engage their learners, perfect their craft, and share their experiences to help others do the same.
- TeachersFirst – The Professional Resource section offers strategies and tools for assessing student populations along with informative articles on topics such as bullying, school violence, and study skills development.
- TeacherVision – Join TeacherVision’s for advice, lesson plans and advanced degree preparation. Key categories include teaching strategies, survival tips, classroom and behavior management, a teacher’s reference library and career/job development resources.
- Teachers Network – Find lesson plans and suggestions for tailoring teaching styles to best reach students’ learning styles with the array of how-to articles written by professional educators and offered in coordination with the Web Mentors Teacher Helpline.
- Teachnology – Members can receive more than 50,000 downloadable lesson plans, worksheets, timesavers and student evaluation packages.
Stay in the know with journals focused on the economic, political, social and cultural issues in teaching and education.
- American Educational Research Journal – Scholarly articles, research studies, and articles on social and institutional analysis form the backbone of this journal focused on the economic, political, social and cultural issues in teaching and education.
- International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning – Published twice a year by the Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University, the Journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed digital publication. Articles on higher and tertiary education are free for downloading.
- International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – IJTLHE provides a forum for students, educators and administrators committed to improving post-secondary education. A recent article was Conceptions of Effective Teaching and Perceived Use of Computer Technologies in Active Learning Classrooms.
- Journal of Educational Psychology – Published by the American Psychological Association, the Journal publishes scholarly research, findings and articles concerning the gamut of education affecting people of all ages and levels of learning. Publications include reviews of educational psychology literature.
- Journal of Effective Teaching – The Journal is a peer-reviewed digital publication focused on fostering teaching excellence in universities and colleges. Scholarly articles address pedagogy, teaching and learning innovations. The publication is supported by the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
- Journal of Higher Education – The JHE is a leading publisher of scholars across the career process, featuring articles on the impact of higher education from a range of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary focus.
- Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – JoSoTL is published by Indiana University and features data-driven studies, literature reviews, case studies and invited essays by learning scholars.
- Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice – This international journal based in Australia publishes scholarly articles on education design, policy, organizational management, technology developments and case studies.
- Learning and Teaching – This peer-reviewed journal examines education through the lens of the social sciences. Topics include social policy, curriculum, academic identity, politics, anthropology and criminology.
- The Review of Higher Education – The Review, published quarterly by Johns Hopkins University Press, features peer-reviewed articles, literature reviews and research findings tailored for scholars, public policymakers and academic leaders.
Education & Teaching Internships
As graduation nears, internships are a great way to boost your skills, training, and experience before you start your first teaching job.
- Breakthrough Collaborative
- Children’s Defense Fund
- The U.S. Department of Education
- Federal Student Aid Work Study Programs
- Intern Match
- Monster College
- Teaching for Change
How to apply for teaching positions
- 4 Things to Consider Before Interviewing for Your Next Teaching Job
- 5 Things to Consider When Looking for Your First Teaching Job
- Landing Your First Teaching Job
- Response: Advice on Getting Your First Teaching Job
- Teachers’ Guide to Getting Hired
- Ten Tips For Landing That Teaching Job
- The Complete Guide to Finding Your First Teaching Job
- Top 20 Tips for Landing a Teaching Job
Resume & Cover Letter Examples
- 7 Rules for Writing an A+ Teaching Resume (Plus an Example!)
- 9 Hacks for Writing a Beginning Teacher CV or Resume with No Experience
- 10 Tips to Make Your Teacher Resume Stand Out
- Cover letter samples
- How to Write a New Teacher Cover Letter
- New Teacher Cover Letter Sample
- SUNY Geneseo
- These Teacher Cover Letters Examples Will Help You Land Your Next Role
Job Search Tools
- Education America Network
- Education Jobs Across the Country
- Great Teacher
- K-12 Job Board
- School Spring
- Teacher’s Support Network
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
- American Council on Education (ACE)
- Association of American Educators
- International Literacy Association
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National PTA
- National Rural Education Association (NREA)
- United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Online Communities for Future Teachers
- A to Z Teacher Stuff – Education students can ask questions in this judgment-free, online forum. There are also plenty of tips, printable worksheets, downloadable teaching materials, lesson plans, and more!
- Angela Watson – The Cornerstone for Teachers – Created by author and teacher Angela Watson, this Facebook group for teachers offers practical ideas for enjoyable and effective teaching.
- Classroom 2.0 – Network with over 800,000 members via online forums, groups, and blogs.
- EducatorsCONNECT – Join this online community where teachers network, share lesson plans and teaching tips. Site includes blogs, workshops, employment resources, chats and forums.
- Educator’s Networking International – This Facebook group is an excellent resource for teachers to reach out to one another and receive moral support. The group also focuses on innovative technology and education-related jobs around the world.
- EdWeb – Create your own professional learning community to exchange ideas, resources, webinars, and more!
- The Educator’s PLN – This personal learning network for educators hosts forums, discussion boards, groups, blogs and social media resources.
- reddit – Crowd source your questions and get insights from colleagues on these reddit threads.
- Teach Learn Lead – This site helps educators to connect with other remarkable people, events and places along the educational continuum.
- Teaching Resources – Created by a retired teacher, this Facebook group is full of resources for teachers of grades 2 to 6, and includes many ready-to-use resources and printables for teachers to implement in their classrooms immediately.
- Teachers.net – Join teachers from around the globe in this chat forum for advice communicating on hot industry topics. The site offers boards for various types of teachers at all grade levels.
- Teaching Channel – On Pinterest, this thriving online community is a great space for teachers to watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.
- Upper Elementary Teacher Connection – Collaborate and connect with other upper elementary school educators in this closed Facebook group, where teachers share strategies and support each other.
- Waterford Resources – This site offers an array of resources for teachers across the board, from seasonal fun and educational activities to ways to celebrate International Children’s Book Day to tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Education scholarship listings
- Best Colleges Scholarships for Education Majors
- CollegeScholarships.org Available Teaching Scholarships
Individual scholarships for education majors
- AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships
- American Montessori Society
- American Association of Physics Teachers
- Bright Horizons Bright Futures Scholarship
- Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarship
- Duke University – Program in Education
- Gates Millennium Scholars Program
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowship
- James Madison Graduate Fellowships
- Nancy Larson Foundation College Scholarship
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Scholarship
- National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
- Poise Foundation Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
- State of Indiana William A Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
- University of Virginia – School of Education
- All Conferences – This global conference directory lists hundreds of conferences for professional networking and career development in education.
Stay current on the latest news and trends going on in the world of education!
- Current Issues in Education – This peer-reviewed academic journal from Arizona State University that focuses on timely education topics both internationally and locally.
- Education Week – Enjoy news and insights from early childhood though K-12 education.
- Diverse – Stay updated on news, insights, and information on diversity in America’s higher education system.
- Education Trends – From technological advancements to the science of learning, this podcast brings educators top news, trends, and the future of higher education.
- Edutopia – This trade publication is full of research, teaching strategies, and updates on education trends for grades K-12.
- Education World – Education World offers a wealth of information on issues, trends, reform, and recent research. Added bonus: quick and easy lesson plans for teachers.