Especially for Teachers

Especially for You . . .  and you are the experts so share documents, web sites, and other information to extend the thinking and practices of others in your role.

  • Teachers
  • All Teachers
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching:  Brown University shares the seven principles for culturally responsive teaching - including the what, why, and how!
    • Iowa State Education Association  ISEA reaches out to build community support for Iowa schools and their teachers and is designed to promote and support quality education.
    • Standards for Professional Learning:  Learning Forward's site for professional learning supports for learning communities, leadership, resources, data, learning designs, implementation, and outcomes.
    • Teacher Evaluation:  The Iowa Department of Education provides information on teacher evaluation.
    • Teacher Leadership:  School Administrators of Iowa provides TLC resources shared at professional learning opportunities.
    • Websites all teachers should know about:
      • A to Z Teacher Stuff
        This is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. It provides lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials, printable worksheets and many more.
      • About Education

        This is another awesome website for teachers. It includes free resources on different sujbect matters as well as articles and tips on teaching and learning.
      • Discovery Education
        Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell
      • EdHelperEdHelper  provides teachers with free printables, graphic organizers, worksheets, lesson plans, games and many other activities
      • Education World
        This is another great website for teachers. It provides teaching tips, lesson plans, activities, academic articles, web resources and many more.
      • Edutopia
        This is an excelent website that empowers and connects teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education.
      • 42explore
        42explore is a web project that provides resources and teaching materials on different subject areas and disciplines.
      • PBS TeachersThis is a great website that can help teachers grow professionally. It offers free teaching resources relevant to different grade category
      • Scholastic
        Scholastic is a great website that provides a lot of different resources for teachers, parents, kids, administrators, and librarians.
      • Smithsonian EducationSmithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students, and parents.
      • Teach HubTeach Hub provides k-12 news, lessons and share resources created by teachers and shared with teachers.
      • Teachers First
        This is a rich collection of lessons, untis, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format.
      • Teachers.net
        Teachers.net is a platform where teachers can get to discover new teaching ideas and tips, lesson plans, classroom projects and many more
      • Teachers Network
        Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources.
      • Thinkfinity
        Thinkfinity is a free online professional learning community that provides access to over 50.000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for k-12
    • Elementary
      • Kindergarten and Grade 2 ELL teacher, Janna Bjork, of Perry Community Schools, shares these examples of project-based learning she is doing with her students since her training with Dr. Nell Duke in September, 2014.
      • Pre-Kindergarten Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
      • Kindergarten Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
      • Grade 1 Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
      • Grade 2 Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
      • Grade 3 Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
      • Grade 4 Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
      • Grade 5 Teachers - Access a page with web sites just for you and your students.
    • Middle School
      • Association for Middle Level Education:  

        The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world. AMLE is committed to helping middle grades educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools.

      • Cybrary Man's education sites for middle school.
      • Middle Web - This site is all about the middle grades with a sharp focus on teaching and learning in grades 4-8.
    • High School - See content/subject specific area for specific resources for your teaching area.

This page was updated October 10, 2016.  Please contact Lou Howell at LouHowell@mediacombb.net with additional URLs.