Rethinking Schools -- an organization started by progressive educators to address major educational issues and share teaching ideas.

The Zinn Project -- a group started in honor of the great activist and educator, Howard Zinn -- the site includes good lesson and curriculum plans about teaching a more fully honest and critically reflective history of the U.S. and world.

Public Broadcasting Resources for Teachers -- teaching ideas and resources on a wide range of topics.

Teaching for Change -- an excellent source of materials that address critical multicultural and social issues.

Green Teacher -- good resources, including a magazine, for addressing environmental issues.

Teacher Link -- an extensive gateway site for teaching ideas, plans, and resources.

Donors Choose -- a website where teachers may solicit donations from the public in support of projects for their classrooms.

International Education and Resource Network -- a "non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world" -- a way for teachers to engage their students in meaningful projects with students in other parts of the world -- very cool -- check it out.

Teachable Moment -- a great resource of "timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day" -- by Educators for Social Responsibility.

Curriculum Units by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute -- good multicultural lesson plans and teaching ideas in many disciplines., Curriculum and Instruction -- This web site is hosted by the NY State Department of Education and contains PDF files that outline in specific detail the various Common Core Standards, such as in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Sciences. These PDF files are very comprehensive and specific. 

Common Core State Standards Initiative -- This website is hosted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). It provides overview information on the content of the standards and the justification for their introduction.

Engage NY, Our Students, Our Moment -- This website has been developed as a collaborative effort that is mean to provide support for teachers and administrators who are looking for a guide to the Common Core Standards. It provides links to videos, articles and specific curriculum examples that teachers can use to help them transition to the common core.

Developing Teachers' Leadership Skills -- This website provides a list of great ways in which a teacher can become a leader in the school.

National Center for Education Statistics -- up to date information about education.

The Educator's Reference Desk -- lesson ideas for many subject areas and learning styles.

Web Based Lesson Plans for Teachers -- links to lots of sites and lesson plans for different levels of instruction and different disciplines

Lessonplanz -- more lesson plans by grade and discipline.

Teacher Vision -- a wide range of lesson plans and materials including thematic, cross-curricular ideas.

Math Archive -- links to many K-12 math prgrams and lesson ideas.

Teachnet -- lesson plans, teaching resources, and more for teachers by teachers.

National Endowment of the Humanities -- great lesson plans and resources specific to the humanities.

The Teachers Corner -- a good lesson plan and resource site for the primary and intermediate grades.

Teach Space -- offers lesson ideas for how to teach about specific subjects across all disciplines.

Ed Helper -- lesson plans for every subject and grade level -- also includes current education news items.

Child Fun -- lots of fun lesson activities for children

Teacher's Guide to Currency Around the World -- An archive of currency from across the globe. This site provides insight into the design and history of nations' currencies through links to articles on specific nation's currency, as well as links to specific nation's National Bank webpage. 

Classroom Teaching Resources -- a portal to various resources including lesson plans, info about classroom technology and more.

Kids Research and Education Links Database -- This website is dedicated to providing educators with resources for teaching including subjects such as math and science, health, history, reading and literature, and much more.

Book and Articles

Kendall, John S. 2011.

Understanding Common Core State Standards

. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.

Maxwell, J. 2007. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Rev. ed.). Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Maxwell, J. 2001. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Potter, T. 2001. Teacher Leadership. Journal of Correctional Education. 52(3).