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Are you overwhelmed? You've come to the right place! Here you can grab a lesson plan; exchange classroom tips; join an online community; improve your skills and knowledge; fund a project for your students; plan your Read Across America celebration; and get help with your first year of teaching.


Instant lesson plans

Stumped for a lesson plan? We can help. In addition to featured, calendar-based lesson plans, you can search by topic through the archives.
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Classroom tips

Works4Me offers hundreds of archived ideas for your classroom, searchable by keyword.
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Websites for teaching and learning

Websites for classroom resources or your own professional development.
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Celebrate and promote reading

NEA’s Read Across America is a national celebration of reading that takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Plan your local celebration now!
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Join our online community

Exchange ideas, ask for advice, and share resources with more than 4,000 of your colleagues.
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Online learning: you choose the topic and the time

Online learning for your life through the NEA Academy: It's quality professional development on your terms in real time.
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Make your dream come true with an NEA Foundation grant

The NEA Foundation offers Learning & Leadership Grants and Student Achievement Grants -- $2000 for individuals, $5000 for group projects. Many TSTA members have funded projects for their students and for their own professional development through this great resource.
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Get help managing your classroom

Read classroom managerment tips, connect with your peers, and ask questions of a classroom expert at this site.
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Are you a first-year teacher?

Get a great start on your new career with our links and resources for first-year teachers.
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Professional resources

Find links to state agencies and governing boards, accountability, certification, and more here.
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Join TSTA

Why Join TSTA

TSTA is a movement to change the way public schools and public school employees are treated.

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Teacher Survival Tips

Survival Tips

Your fellow members have shared hundreds of ideas for the classroom. Search through the archives or submit your own tips.

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