This is a collection of web links, articles and practical information for beginning teachers.

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organizing your year

by Kathleen Duhl

This link has several articles from Learn NC to help new teachers organize their classroom, use practical templates for homework, suggestions about how to work with colleagues, and ways to communicate with students and parents at the beginning of the year. I especially liked the "Getting to Know You Questionnaire" for students. There is a wealth of information, so click on the articles that appeal to you the most.
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Here are 50 little things teachers can do to improve learning and student's attitude towards learning. Many of the ideas could be shared with parents in your newsletters.
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cyberguides

by Kathleen Duhl

This is an excellent site that has many free language arts activities. There are hundreds of books at all grade levels with great activities to support the theme/plot. The project was funded through the San Diego Office of Education, but was discontinued. These cyberguides will save you hours of preparation!
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All Kinds of Minds

by Kathleen Duhl

This link will take you to a variety of resources from All Kinds Of Minds. Dr. Mel Levine has dedicated his life as a pediatric neurologist to help educators understand HOW students learn. This resource will provide you with opportunities to look at your struggling students in a different way. If you have the opportunity, take the workshops called "Schools Attuned." It is worth the money and will transform your thinking about difficult students.
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Fifty percent of all new teachers leave the profession after five years. The reasons are varied, but this article lends some insight into some real reasons why teachers stay or leave.
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Tips for new teachers

by Kathleen Duhl

This is a list of practical suggestions to help new teachers navigate their way through a new school, new colleagues, and new parents.
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Read Write Think

by Kathleen Duhl

This website from NCTE is loaded with great lessons and units for K-12.
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This is a free e-book providing insights into the pros and cons of being an elementary educator, across a variety of elementary teaching professions.
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FREE Online Peace Education Resources

by Peace One Day Education

Our updated 2010 FREE digital Education Resource, recommended for teachers of grades 6 – 12 in the US, is available online! The Resource provides 21 lesson plans and 28 classroom activities for exploring issues such as: ending bullying, conflict resolution, intercultural cooperation, the United Nations, and the link between sustainability and peace. Using September 21, Peace Day, as the focus, the resource works in conjunction with the documentary film The Day After Peace, which charts Jeremy Gilley’s (founder of Peace One Day and director of the film) journey to establish the first annual day of global ceasefire.
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Workshop for implementing these approaches
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A collection of resources to support teachers in developing and implementing effective classroom management strategies.
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