Back to School Resources

Back to School Resources


Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors! Just in time for the first chilly day in NYC, we’ve put together some resources to help ease your back-to-school prep.



Lesson planning/ sharing including Common-Core-oriented example lessons and aligned resources.



On 8-21-13, join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz for a free webinar with two key players from her series on common-core implementation in the District of Columbia: DCPS Chief of Teaching and Learning Brian Pick and 8th Grade Reading/ELA teacher Dowan McNair-Lee.

More info, and one district’s story here.



Instead of using Youtube (Yikes! What kind of pop ups ads will I get in front of the kids?!), try these FORTY THREE other education-friendly video sites, from Richard Byrne – @rmbyrne)


SOCIAL MEDIA! (don’t be scared)

How do I handle Social Media rules for our school?? Well, don’t ban students from using Facebook, says educator Sandy Kendell (@EdTechSandyK). She gives tips on how to deal with (or create?) a tech-use policy for students in your school. She asks what administrators, teachers, and parents (see what she did there?) can do.

Here’s a handy guide to social media sites for educators – by Samantha Cleaver on We Are Teachers blog. @weareteachers – These are some great sites that Administrators, Counselors, and Teachers can use to connect to other like-minded professionals! Share lessons, find help for common issues, and post education-themed stories.

One of our favorite new Social Media sites for educators (created by an alumnus of our SBL Program, Adam McCabe @EdPeopleNYC) helps educators and schools connect, and find the job or candidate they need.



Hey, did you see that NYC test scores came out last week? Of course you did! Do you know how your school did? If not, check here.

For breaking news, we follow loads of people on Twitter. One of the best these days is @gothamschools

Tweet us @CtrTeacherEd, and throw some comments our way on Facebook at



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