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K12 teachers will find quality teaching resources across the curriculum throughout our website. We offer teaching strategies, methods, ideas, tips, downloads, articles, links, and more.


Newsletter Archives

If you missed past newsletters, we are now starting an archive so that you may read them online. Be sure to sign up for our free monthly newsletter with teaching strategies, ideas, and tips.

Reading Workshop  Reading

Our reading section includes ideas for using pictures books in the classroom for teaching reading strategies and reading skills. We've included a children's literature book nook with reviews of children's books, and a literature circle (also know as book clubs) section with classroom resources. You will want to check out our Book Scouts Reading Incentive Program, worksheets, surveys, quizzes, links, and more.

Writing Workshop  Writing Studio

Come into our writing studio for K12 writing resources, including Six Traits of Writing, posters, rubrics, writing frames, and more.

Poetry Resources for Teachers  Poetry

We've put together poetry resources available for download, a great list of links to poetry sites, and a Poetry Student Showcase Cafe.

Math Resources for Teachers  Math

We've loaded our math toolbox with helpful teaching resources, worksheets, and lessons. You will want to download a copy of our twenty page annotated math and literature list for your files.

Science Resources for Teachers  Science

We've gathered together science resources, created an Amazon powered science bookstore, and shared science Teaching Points Slideshows (using Microsoft Powerpoint) for you to use in your classroom.

History Resources for Teachers  History

Our history section has teaching resources, literature for teaching social studies, and a great collection of websites.

Technology Resources for Teachers  Technology

Add your classroom website to our site, get wired with the latest technology, pick up some cool website tools, and find technology sites aligned with your curriculum goals.

Art Resources for Teachers  Art

Take a virtual trip to an art museum. Come back for more resources to help you teach art and complete art projects in your classroom (coming soon).

Drama Resources for Teachers  Drama

Download reader's theatre scripts, play drama games, and more.

Kid Friendly Online Research  Student Research

We've done the work for you. Do your students need safe links to find quality information for their research projects and research papers? We've scoured the Internet and put together resources on different topics to help you out.

Back to School Activities  Back to School

Download back to school resources and activities and ring in the new school year.

Thematic Units  Thematic Units

We've put together resources for interesting and different thematic units.

Children's Authors Children's Authors

Complete an author study, check out children's author websites, and read interviews with children's authors.

Classroom Management  Classroom Management

This is your classroom management toolbox with ideas and strategies for running your classroom.

Classroom Powerpoint Presentations for Teaching and Learning  Teaching Points Slideshows

We are sharing our Microsoft Powerpoint slideshows we created for teaching and learning in K12 classrooms.

Teach with Picture Books  Teachable Books

A teachable book is a well written picture book with cross curricular connections. In this section we are sharing teaching ideas, tips, and strategies for utilizing great picture books in your classroom.

Holiday Activities for K12 Classrooms  Holidays

As we come close to the holidays in 2010, we are adding teaching resources including ideas, activities, reading passages, book suggestions, and more.

Games Activities and Websites for Kids  Panda Pages for Kids

Send your students or your own children to our Panda Pages. We've packed our pages with games and kid safe and super cool website links.

Professional Development for Teachers


Grow professionally by getting involved in professional teaching organizations. Associations provide teachers with the chances to network with other teachers from around the world. Attending conferences is one of the best ways (not to mention fun) to learn the latest thinking in education, the newest teaching methods, and share your own classroom experiences with fellow educators. As you begin to grow and learn through your local, state, and national organizations, you might want to become actively involved by presenting at conferences or running for an elected office. Playing an active role in your teacher organization can provide many benefits and awards. Involved teachers walk through open doors of opportunity.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards improves teaching and student learning by acknowledging accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards. National Board Certified teachers have undergone intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels.

International Reading Association

Reading teachers can connect with other teachers around the world through involvement in IRA, the world's largest professional organization for teachers of reading.

National Council for the Teachers of English

NCTE is a professional organization of educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts.

National Writing Project

NWP provides professional development in the area of teaching writing through worldwide university programs. Teachers spend four weeks of their summer in intensive coursework to develop themselves as writers, teachers of writing, and teachers of teachers of writing.

National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics

NCTM sets the national standard for the teaching of mathematics in K12 classrooms, and for providing math teachers quality professional development opportunities.

Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD is a nonprofit organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

Greater Houston Area Reading Council

GHARC provides quality professional development seminars and CPE credit for teachers in the Houston area.





















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