• Center for Middle School Academic Achievement
  • 215 Combs Building
  • 521 Lancaster Avenue
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Richmond, KY 40475
  • Phone: 859-622-1513

Middle School House

For Teachers

For Teachers

www.4teachers.org – helps teachers integrate technology into the classroom both in the curriculum and management by offering online tools and resources for both teacher and student use

The Academy Curricular Exchange
ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy – lesson plans for basic four content areas and classes looking for e-pals

American Federation of Teachers
www.aft.org – this website offers a special section for teachers that includes classroom management tips and tools, classroom materials, information on working with special populations, and funding opportunities

Awesome Stories
www.awesomestories.com – a link site that allows users to source information about films, famous trials, disasters, history, and biographies with pictures, audio-clips, documents, and other linked primary sources

Discovery Education
www.discoveryeducation.com – includes a puzzle generator, lesson plans, clip art, links to other great resources, and New Teacher Survival Central that is a great resource for all teachers

Education World
www.education-world.com - a broad and deep site with lesson plans, ideas for integrating technology, ideas and articles about parent involvement, section for administrators, and much more

Education World Tools and Templates
www.education-world.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#--reproducible templates for newsletters, graphic organizers, parent/teacher communication, ice breakers, content areas, and more

The Educator’s Reference Desk
www.eduref.org – provides lesson plans by subject area and grade level, resource guides by topics, and a link to an educational search engine

www.edutopia.org – information and ideas about cutting-edge teaching and learning, emphasis on technology, includes special reports, blogs, videos of ideas in action, interviews with experts, stories about innovative middle schools, and webinars on a range of topics

GEM: The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
www.thegateway.org – evolved from an effort by the U.S. Department of Education to create a central database or “catalog” of resources from Federal, state, university, nonprofit, and commercial sites provides an easy way to explore more than 50,000 educational resources, using a sophisticated search engine that provides detailed, coherent descriptions

www.scholastic.com/products/instructor/index.htm -- magazine for teachers with articles addressing a variety of topics and instructional ideas and strategies

Library of Congress for Teachers
www.loc.gov/teachers/ - ready-to-use materials that bring the Library’s primary sources into the classroom, includes podcasts

Microsoft Lesson Plan
www.microsoft.com/education/lessonplans.mspx -- site features lesson plans and other resources that are often technology-oriented or web-based, templates, and searches of how-to articles

Middle School Portal
msteacher.org – a K-12 site developed with National Science Foundation support and updated regularly features lesson plans and blogs for math and science educators, can search by topic, keywords, etc.

www.middleweb.com/ParntInvl.html - a very comprehensive web site that addresses various areas of the middle school experience.  Hosts links to many other resources for middle level educators. 

Mid-Link Magazine
ncsu.edu/midlink/index/htm – electronic magazine for students plus great section of teacher resources

National Character Education Center
www.ethicsusa.com- offers a free online newsletter, separate sections for students and parents, and a section entitled Ethics that includes classroom resources

National Education Association
www.nea.org – lesson plans, tips from other teachers, classroom management ideas, and much more.

ProTeacher Community
www.proteacher.net – blogs and chats organized by subject areas, grade levels, and other educational topics

Read, Write, Think
www.readwritethink.com- Providing educators access to quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction including lesson plans and interactive student materials

Reading Quest
www.readingquest.org – strategies for comprehension and content reading with directions, printable handouts, and masters for transparencies

Rubistar.com – rubrics for all content areas, all grades, and all different types of assignments.  Rubrics can be edited and adapted to fit own needs.

www.scholastic.com – this is the website of a publishing company so there is plenty of advertising but there is also many resources for teachers: lesson plans, activities for students, links to other web pages, printables, and much more

The Teacher Network
Teachers.netthe ultimate teacher resource, chatboards, lesson plans, K-12 projects, job postings, articles, and printables

Teacher Vision
www.teachervision.com – lesson plans, printables, graphic organizers, calendars, classroom management section, and articles organized by grades, subject, and themes

Teachers Helping Teachers
www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/ -- an educational site written by teachers for teachers, lesson plans categorized by subject areas, teacher forum, online educational resources, instructional tips

The Teachers Net Gazette
teachers.net.gazette – a monthly online magazine written, illustrated, and edited by teachers for teachers includes features by nationally recognized educational experts, virtual tours of real classrooms, news on latest trends in education, and printable worksheets and calendars

www.thinkfinity.org – partnered with other stellar resources, super search engine on homepage, lesson plans, interactive games, student resources, links, after school learning activities, and other educational resources

webquest.org/index.php – information, tips, and videos on how to create webquests and sample webquests