Free Teacher Resource Pages

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There are dozens of free classroom management resource pages on this site!  A full list of pages can be found in the FREE RESOURCES tab in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

What’s New

Free Teacher ResourcesOn the 1st and 15th of every month, I post a message on The Cornerstone yGroup message forums to let members know what I’ve added to the site. You can join the group and select whether you’d like to receive these forum newsletter updates via email or view them on the message boards. If you’d like to have new blog posts sent to your email or feed reader, use the subscription tools on the far right column of this page.

 

September

9.29    Unshakeable: Coming to 2 conferences this October
9.26     A fun FREE app for National Fire Prevention Month
9.23    Need support? Join “Encouraging Teachers” on Facebook!
9.20    A bright idea for building school morale through compliments
9.18    My journey in educational publishing: how to write books for teachers
9.15    Secrets of a teacher who loves her job: make a difference for kids in poverty
9.11     8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more
9.8      Win grants/scholarships with a free financial literacy game
9.4      It’s September. Don’t worry, teaching gets better.
9.3      (TpT) 15 Working Memory Games: Improve executive functioning in 5 minutes a day
9.1      A simpler way to teach writing: the one trait rubric

August

8.30   (TpT) Puzzle Strips: Open-ended customizable activities for practicing ANY skill!
8.28   When parents want to move their child to another classroom
8.20  Intentionally blurring the lines between life and work
8.16   Bright ideas: how Voxer changed my personal AND professional life
8.12  15 terrific resources for close reading
8.8    5 ridiculously unhelpful things I’ve said to students
8.5    Join us for the #teacherfriends practice Twitter chat!
8.3    Edu All-Stars Podcast: Talking teaching & blogging
8.2   (TpT) The Cornerstone Pro-Active Behavior Management Webinar
8.2   (TpT) How to Become an Educational Consultant Webinar
8.1   (New page and webinar) How to transition into educational consulting

July

7.31    What’s it like to teach in Bangladesh?
7.27   Smooth sailing into a new school year: tips, tricks, and giveaways
7.23   What do you mean by “it works for me”?
7.19    A bright idea for gently yet firmly saying NO
7.16   Big fish, little fish, and separate ponds of educators
7.14   The power of social media to connect: #tptvegas14
7.10   5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning
7.7      Follett Classroom Connections: a new set of eBook tools
7.2     My 10 big take-aways from #iste2014

June

6.25   Sortify: a free open-ended game for all grade levels
6.21    A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping
6.16    “It must be nice to be paid not to work in the summer!”
6.12    The Million Page Challenge: how one high school got kids reading for fun
6.9     Always a teacher: a reflection (& confession) on 5 years out of the classroom
6.5     5 signs your classroom is overdecorated & how to fix it
6.2    Join the Awakened Summer Book Club & get re-inspired to teach!

May

5.28   Secrets of teachers who love their jobs: stay in awe of the learning process
5.23   Entrepreneur on Fire: my journey from classroom teaching to educational consulting
5.20  10 authentic ways to hold students accountable for home reading
5.17   Bright ideas for connecting with kids during the last week of school
5.14   Passionate learners: giving our classrooms back to our students
5.12   3 (free!) ways to share bookmarks with students using Wibki
5.8    10 smart ways to end the school day
5.4    Should teachers give their cell number to parents?
5.1     5 easy & thoughtful ideas for teacher appreciation week

April

4.28  EdCampNYC: Tips and tricks for student engagement
4.25   2 free newsletters that curate great ideas for educators
4.22  5 reasons why I stopped the summer break countdown
4.18  Some teacher humor for your weekend…
4.12  A bright idea for responding when kids say “I don’t know”
4.8   Alternatives to classroom teaching: 15 other rewarding jobs in education
4.4   Making eBooks better curriculum tools with Classroom Connections
4.1   The best teacher freebies for April

March

3.30  (TPT) The one trait rubric: a simple, effective system for grading student writing
3.27  10 classroom routines that get kids talking (and writing) about math strategies
3.24  Secrets of teachers who love their jobs: focus on a child you can really help
3.22 (TPT) Question stems for Common Core math practices
3.21  7 ways to get students excited about reading
3.19  One word that holds the secret to passionate teaching
3/15  Daniel Pink at ASCD: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever
3.12  Dear students: you are so much more than a test score
3.9  A bright idea for breaking the nagging cycle
3.7  Some teacher humor for your weekend
3.5   The logic behind the “illogical” mindset of students and families in poverty
3.1  March’s best teacher freebies

February

2.27  6 keys to staying current & informed about tech in the classroom
2.24  Win a $25 TeachersPayTeachers gift card–just in time for Thursday’s big sale!
2.20  Secrets of teachers who love their jobs: always be a learner
2.17  There is still hope for you in this profession: a message for disheartened teachers
2.13  5 clever ways to store and organize student materials
2.10  Introverts in the classroom: supporting the “quiet kids” (and possibly yourself!)
2.6    Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching (book review and giveaway)
2.1    February’s best teacher freebies for PreK-12

January

1.27  Using Class Dojo to reinforce positive behavior
1/23  Read to a dog
1/20  50 fun call and response ideas to get students’ attention
1/16  Win up to 200K worth of tech resources for your school
1.11  7 ways for teachers to beat the Sunday blues
1.5  Be brave. Be balanced.
1.1  The best teacher freebies for January
1.1  (TPT) FREE scripture cards for teachers: verse to encourage and inspire

December

12.21  Encouragement and inspiration for the new year
12.21  (TPT) Daily scripture cards: A verse a day to encourage and inspire
12.16  Classroom management in the BYOD classroom
12.15  (New post on the devotions site) Love conquers fear
12.12  Making lesson planning easier with DayBook Pro
12.9  Discipline, not punishment: creating a personal improvement plan for a troubled kid
12.5  Why discipline is different from punishment
12.1  The best teacher freebies for December

November

11.28  To work on vacation, or not to work: that is the question
11.25   The House of Comprehension: Book review and giveaway
11.21  What to do when you get the “class from hell”
11.18  How do YOU teach kids about financial responsibility?
11.15  (New post on the devotions site) More problems, more power
11.14   Powerful routines for the one iPad classroom
11.11  Should teachers use collective punishment?
11.8   On the mend and moving forward

October

10.22  Stepping back
10.15  Bad Teacher: Why Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture (book review and giveaway)
10.10  Why using a camera to take notes is smart, not lazy
10.7  15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class
10.1  The best teacher freebies for October

September

9.27  (New post on the devotions site) What it means to be more than conquerors
9.26 How to get rid of the teacher’s desk AND stay organized!
9.23  How to deal with co-workers who constantly complain
9.15  Place value partner games and a base ten freebie
9.14  (TPT) 5th Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten: 15 partner games for CCSS
9.10  (TPT) 4th Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten: 14 partner games for CCSS
9.9  Teach Like a Pirate: Book review and giveaway
9.4  101 read-alouds for creating a caring classroom
9.1  The best teacher freebies for September 

Looking for Free Printables from The Cornerstone Book?

The Cornerstone BookAll the forms referenced in the book are available for download here on the site! Instead of making photocopies of my versions shown in the book, you can simply download the forms you like in Microsoft Word and quickly make modifications to fit your own preferences. You can find the printables throughout the site on corresponding pages (for example, back-to-school printables can be found on the Beginning the Year page). I’ve also compiled them all on one page which organizes the resources on this website by chapter so it’s easy to find the online resources that support what you’ve just read in the book.

To access the printables page, login here. Your password is the last word in the book (on the Afterword page). I’ll be adding more password-protected resources over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

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Angela Watson was a classroom teacher for 11 years and has turned her passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has published 3 books, launched a blog and webinar series, designs curriculum resources, and conducts seminars in schools around the world. Check out the free teacher resource pages for photos, tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.