#5: 20 educational resources for new teachers

New teachers need support, research indicates, and these free online resources can help.

[Editor’s note: This story, originally published on April 14th of this year, was our #5 most popular story of the year. The countdown continues tomorrow with #4, so be sure to check back!]

It’s no secret that new teachers sometimes struggle to feel empowered in their positions as educators. In fact, a lack of support, experienced teacher mentors, and resources lead many new teachers to leave their profession within the first three years.

While technology can be a great tool, finding the right technology or tool often proves challenging and time-consuming.

During an edWeb webinar, Shannon Holden, assistant principal at Republic Middle School in Missouri and a longtime educator, offered a list of websites to help new teachers find online resources quickly and easily.

“With the internet being what it is, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time you want to teach a concept,” Holden said.

Searching for educational materials online can reduce work time, Holden said, because many other educators have already produced the same exact resource another educator might be searching for. That resource can be tweaked or edited to meet individual educator or class needs.

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Laura Ascione

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