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.

 

April

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 

August

8.28  You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.
8.24  The culture of cute in the classroom: readers respond
8.21 10 back-to-school classroom management resources
8.18  The big TeachersPayTeachers back to school sale!
8.8  Real teachers, real tips: Teacher tips for organizing papers and digital files
8.5  Encouraging Teachers: a new private Facebook group
8.1  The best teacher freebies for August
8.1  (TPT Store) 3rd Grade Number & Operations in Base Ten: 12 Common Core games for place value

July

7.29  The culture of cute in the classroom
7.25 10 free Cornerstone resources you might not know about
7.22   The big 10 year giveaway
7.22  1st Grade Number & Operations in Base Ten: 14 CCSS place value partner games
7.18  Holy crap, this website is ten years old!
7.17 (TPT Store) 2nd Grade Number & Operations in Base Ten: 14 CCSS place value partner games
7.15  What’s it like to teach in Casablanca, Morocco?
7.11  Q & A: job search & interview tips for teachers
7.8  How to completely waste your time in PD sessions
7.2  Free hands-on math word problem solving game

June

6.30  Big ideas and ed tech trends from ISTE 2013
6.23   Inspiring ideas from the first Ignite session at ISTE 2013
6.22  How to integrate technology when nothing works right
6.18  (TPT store) FREE Operations and Algebraic Thinking Word Problem Game
6.16  (TPT store) 5th Grade Operations & Algebraic Thinking: 6 Math Partner Games for Common Core
6.15  5 things I wish I knew as a beginning teacher about working with adults
6.15  (TPT store) 4th Grade Operations & Algebraic Thinking: 7 Math Partner Games for Common Core
6.11  The Awakened Summer Book Club: Get Refreshed!
6.6   What’s your funniest classroom story?
6.3  10 best summer reads for teachers

May

5.31    Teaching Around the World: What’s it like to teach in a Hutterite colony?
5.28   Unreasonable expectations and CCSS assessments
5.23   (TPT Store) 3rd grade operations and algebraic thinking math partner games
5.23    The Behavior Code (giveaway)
5.18  (TPT Store) 1st grade operations and algebraic thinking math partner games
5.16   How to get students to listen to and follow directions the first time
5.13  I’m back. This is Iceland.
5.5   A short hiatus
5.1  The best teacher freebies for the end of the school year

April

4.26  (TPT Store) 2nd grade operations and algebraic thinking math partner games
4.25  How to use Edcanvas to differentiate instruction
4.22  Product placement on standardizes tests–a new low?
4.15  Never work harder than your students: book review and giveaway
4.10  How to manage end-of-school-year stress
4.4  From math learning disability to teacher and math coach 
4.1   April’s best teacher freebies

March

3.28  What’s it like to teach in Mongolia?
3.26  Devotions site: What is God’s will for your life?
3.25  Show your SWAG: a fun way to get students ready to learn
3.22  The rainbow in someone else’s cloud: a message for educators from Maya Angelou
3.19  Meeting the needs of the whole teacher
3.14  10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy
3.11 12 “myths about education in Finland debunked
3.9  Tips for teachers: how to save your voice (giveaway)
3.7   Geometry math partner games and a 2D shapes freebie
3.6  (TpT Store) FREE 2D Shape Cards for sorting, matching, and other geometry activities
3.6  (TpT Store) 5th Grade Math Partner Games: 7 coordinate grids/2D shapes games for CCSS
3.4 Teacher job satisfaction hits lowest point in 25 years
3.1  March’s best teacher freebies

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 was a classroom teacher for 11 years and currently works as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in New York City. She's created a webinar series on pro-active behavior management and has written 3 books for educators. Check out the blog and free teacher resource pages for photos, tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.