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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.
 

Online courses
 

The NEA Foundation courses are intended to develop collaborative skills and content knowledge. The courses promote union-district collaboration as a tool for systems change and were developed by field experts, using a rich selection of resources. Use the course content in whatever way best meets your needs – a whole course, a single session, or just an activity. New courses are in development and will be posted periodically. To start today, simply register and login
Global Learning: tools and approaches
 
Curious how you can bring global competence to the classroom? This new course, designed for self-study or small groups, introduces participants to key ideas and methods for connecting their classrooms with the wider world.
 

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 NEA360, 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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Virtual Field Trips

Have you ever been spelunking? Virtual field trips give you and your students the opportunity to explore caves, visit museums, and even step inside the human heart using computers or downloading apps for mobile devices.
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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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