My favorite teacher resources
Good reads in no particular order.
Bottle Biology: Science experiments using various bottles. Very few items need to be purchased and I've been able to adapt the designs.
Doug Lemov's Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that put students on the path to college.I read this for my book club (at school). It has tips that can be used right away and it is a fast read. New teachers and experienced teachers in my building enjoyed it so much that the media center purchased a few copies.
Harry and Rosemary Wong's The First Days of School How to be an effective teacher. I'm sure most have come across it back in their college days. I included it because it is worth a second look.
Lee Canter's Assertive Discipline. This is another 'blast from the past' book. It also has tips that can be used immediately. After reading one of his books, he became my 'go to' author for classroom discipline tips.
- Educational Innovations: School & Teacher source for Science classroom learning, teaching, educa
"Educational Innovations is the master teacher and educator source for inexpensive & hard to find science workshop supplies & materials for the lab, classroom and workshop for the school, university and home experimenter."
- BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts
Short cartoon descriptions/quizzes and activities on a variety of topics for grades k-12. I use these as the sponge activity for my high school students.
- Explore learning/Gizmos!
"Research-proven, inquiry-based learning tools for teachers and students. Web-based for anytime, anywhere learning." A paid subscription is required to use this source (math and science activities for grades 3-12)
- Do you show movies in the classroom? Don't re invent the wheel.
Database with teacher submitted worksheets.
- Discipline Help: You Can Handle Them All
This is also a book, but the title says it all. Registration is free.
Don't close your classroom door and never venture out. Your co-workers are the very best resource of all. If you are an experienced teacher be sure to include the new teachers. Everyone can improve and grow.