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    New and Student Teacher Page - Many resources and tips for new and prospective teachers. A list of recommended books, and tips on resumes, portfolios, interviewing, and managing a classroom.

    Allexperts Teaching Q&A - Volunteer experts tell what it's really like to be a teacher and provide career-advancement tips.

    New Teacher Survival Guide - How to get a job, classroom discipline tips, the ins and out of public and private schools, and even some school jokes.

    Survival Guide for New Teachers - From the US Department of Education. Can be downloaded as a pdf document.

    New Teacher Center at University of California, Santa Cruz - A national resource dedicated to teacher development. Offering several support programs designed to equip the new teacher with necessary skills and support for success in the classroom.

    What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching - Dedicated to the first year teacher. The site manages to articulate the primary challenges and rewards of teaching in a clear and succinct way, using the words of the teachers themselves. New and Veteran teachers respond to issues ranging from professional isolation to differences in student ability to the unexpected exhilaration of this demanding career.

    Recruiting New Teachers, Inc. - This site examines the teaching profession in great detail, as well as providing resources for potential teachers.

    Education Interview Questions - The types of questions teacher candidates should ask their interviewers.

    D & W's Teacher Resources: First Years - Ideas and assistance for student and first year teachers. E-mail list, web links. Information on behavior and classroom management, grading and gradebooks, and various aspects of instruction.

    The Teacher Training Agency (UK) - An executive Non-Departmental Public Body established by the Education Act 1994. Its purpose is to raise standards in schools by attracting able and committed people to teaching and by improving the quality of teacher training.

    K-12 Training and Qualifications - General summary of what is required to become a teacher in the United States.

    standards-of-practice.net - A free, interactive, professional development resource for new and experienced teachers, based on the Ontario College of Teachers Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession.

    SoYouWanna Be A Teacher? - This article goes through the entire process, from certification to lesson plans, so that a person will know what to expect and how to prepare for a career in teaching.

    Tears and Sleepless Nights: A New Teacher's Struggles - There were moments this fall when Donna Moffett did not recognize herself. [requires free NYTimes registration to view article].

    A Novice's Hard Lesson: Bringing Order to a Class - In these first weeks of school, Ms. Moffett is learning that teaching is only part of her job description [requires free NYTimes registration to view article].

    My Job: I Stop Class for Large Spiders - People mostly say teaching is a selfless profession, but I believe it is mostly selfish [required free NYTimes registration to view article].

    A Career Choice Series - Teaching - Source of teacher career information, with a list of education programs, teaching facts and steps to becoming a teacher.

    Assessing Teachers' Effectiveness - Contains information and discussion concerning the following conceptual aspects of assessing teachers' effectiveness: purposes; category of teachers to be assessed; conceptions of teachers' work; dimensions of teacher quality; approach to establishing validity of assessments.

    What Techniques Can Make You More Marketable When You Look to Get Your Teaching Job? - Examines five key considerations for landing a teaching job.

    Mentoring the New Teacher - SkyLight Professional Development has developed a unique mentoring program that provides training for the most critical problems facing novice teachers.

    Using the Internet to Improve the Student Teaching Experience - Examines how the student teaching experience could be enhanced via the use of technology.

    National Partnerships for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching - Represents a collection of research initiatives focused on excellence in teaching and learning.

    Student Views on First Year Teaching - Provides a good bit of advice for first year teachers.

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) - A coalition of 33 specialty professional associations of teachers, teacher educators, content specialists, and local and state policy makers.

    The National Board For Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) - Works to strengthen the teaching profession and to improve student learning in America's schools by establishing high standards for teachers.

    Summerbridge - A program for high school and college students to teach other students a few courses during the summer in exchange for a stipend. Program is run in a number of cities around the United states.

    New-Teacher.com - This site has a great number of articles that new teachers will find very useful.

    New Math Teachers - Provides some good ideas for new math teachers.

    Information on Teach for America - Some information on an interview experience with Teach for America, and links to their national web site and the Houston school district which hired this particular person.

    Ten Tips for New Teachers - Ten tips to help student teachers become successful in the classroom. Written by a veteran teacher and student teacher mentor.

    Student Teachers - Great little activities to use with students.

    Careers in Teaching - Multimedia guide about the pros and cons of becoming a teacher.

    New Physics Teacher Project - Advice for the first year physics teacher gathered from interviews with expert physics educators.

    Mighty Mentors - Helps new and student teachers pair up with experienced teachers in email mentoring partnerships, free of charge.

    First Year Urban Teacher - Excerpts from a book for sale containing resources to help facilitate the urban teacher's transition into the classroom. Also find tips for prospective teachers such as resume help, links, sample interview questions and classroom management techniques.

    Teach For America - TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools.


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