- I love Pinterest! I think it is a ver underrated resource for teachers. It has content for lesson plans and assessments as well as classroom management ideas, room set up, and new ideas with technology. I really enjoy how the program caters to your interests once you start pinning things that you think are cool. It’s a great place to get new inspiration!
- Teachers Pay Teachers
- One of my most remembered lessons in undergrad was when my professor taught us that copying other teachers and their lessons is one of the best things we can do. Connecting with others and using their material, with credit given, can change the feel and pace of your typical learning day. I love Teachers Pay Teachers and how it is a community of educators who come together to bring the best activities for every student. It is also a great way to earn a little more money on the side since you can sell your amazing lessons as well!
- Common Core State Standards
- The CCSS are the current set of standards that teachers are expected to teach to. I look at these things more than I look at anything else to help guide my instruction. I would suggest really knowing not only your grade level’s standards, but also the grade above and the grade below. This will help to make sure your students don’t end up with any holes in their education.
- Khan Academy
- This is such a great resources for students, parents, and teachers. Parents can watch the videos to help their kids, students can watch them to help themselves, and teachers can use them as a teaching tool in their classroom. There are different levels of videos and practice that goes with it.
- My students love IXL! They really enjoy moving at their own pace and I can use it as an incentive tool for students to move quickly and earn stickers for things they complete. It is also a really great tool for students to get practice in at home since they have access to their account no matter where they are.
- This is my favorite math blog. The writer, Dan Meyer, taught high school math and his resources are all real world applicable math. I love being able to show my students when and how they are actually going to use what it is I am teaching them and he helps inspire me with great resources on his blog.