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Online Tools and Web Sites:

ICTS Study Guides
Use these study guides to help you prepare for the Illinois Certification Testing System exams.

Discovery School.com
Advice for forming lesson plans for children's fiction and non-fiction materials.

Khan Academy
A free website that aids students, teachers, home-schoolers, and more on math, biology, chemistry, physics, and the humanities.  Khan Academy is considered to be a global classroom.  

The Center
A non-profit that provides resources for teachers and educators that work with students who are experiencing difficulty with their academic careers.   

Library of Congress Learning Page 
A collection of websites that support humanities education.

US Department of Education
The US federal web site containing information on "No Child Left Behind," federal financial aid, and more.

Write It
Tips on how to write more professionally, publishing your work, and creating a portfolio.

You Think-But Do You Know? (for teachers)
A web site devoted to worldwide issues and how teachers can teach them to their classes.

Books for Teachers:Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries Who Changed American Education edited by Carl D. Glickman

Those Who Dared: Five Visionaries Who Changed American Education edited by Carl D. Glickman
370.922/THO

Work Hard, Be Nice: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Mathews
370/MAT

Autism in Your Classroom: A General Educator’s Guide to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Deborah Fein
371.94/FEI

Letters to a Young Teacher by Jonathan Kozol
371.1/KOZ

Excel for Teachers by Colleen Conmy
005.369/EXC

Technology and the School Library: A Comprehensive Guide for Media Specialists and Other Educators by Odin L. Jurkowski
027.8/JUR

Murder is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America by Deborah Prothrow-Stith
303.6/PRO

Great Books for High School Kids: A Teacher’s Guide to Books That Can Change Teens’ Lives by Rick Ayers
028.535/GRECrossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers ion Diverse Classrooms by Gloria Ladson-Billings

Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers ion Diverse Classrooms by Gloria Ladson-Billings
371.8/LAD

Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings by Donna K. Crawford
303.69/CRA

Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
921/MCC

Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers: A Handbook for Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists by Lisa Scott
616.8554/STU

The Promise by Oral Lee Brown and Caille Millner
921/BRO

Quality Education for Latinos and Latinas: Print and Oral Skills for All Students, K-College by Rita Portales
371.82968/POR

Why Boys Don’t Talk and Why It Matters by Susan Morris Shaffer
305.235/SHA

ADHD in the Classroom: A Powerful, Practical Solution by Beatrice Hair
616.8589/HAIThe First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong

The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong
371.102/WON

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