- Beginning Teacher's Tool Box
by the veteran teachers in Inspiring Teachers Publishing Group, offers everything from an "Ask Our Mentor a Question" section, where you can e-mail questions to a veteran teacher, to "Tips for New Teachers" [click "archives"] - that include inspiration, humor, and the top 10 things to do before school starts. Check out the Beginning Teachers Message Board where you can ask for, or offer, advice.
- The goal of Teachers Helping Teachers
by teachers, for teaching teachers - things that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. It offers lesson plans and features like "Poem of the Week" and "This Week's Stress Reduction Moment." This site has a list of educational Web sites organized by subject area and topic.
New teachers should definitely check out the "Mentor Support Center" from Teachers.net . This feature [click "chatboards"] brings together educators in category-specific chatboards and chatrooms - there's one specifically for beginning teachers. The site also includes lesson plans, live meetings, a list of useful resources, and a newsletter.
- What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching
is a great resource for new teachers. It's compilation of award-winning first-year teachers' experiences, challenges and successes. It includes tips on how to have a successful first year, advice from veteran teachers, and a discussion about the things for which no training could have prepared them.
- Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
What list of Web sites would be complete without a site with, well, a list of Web sites? Of all the lists of education Web sites, Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is probably the most comprehensive. It has a wide range of topics and is organized so that you don't have to be an Internet wiz to find something you can use.