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2Schools Consortium
School-based initial teacher training through the GTP route. UK.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Includes news, publications, meetings, teacher preparation information, professional development, and state chapters.

Assessing Teachers' Effectiveness
Contains information and discussion concerning the following conceptual aspects of assessing teachers' effectiveness: purposes; category of teachers to be assessed; conceptions of teachers' work; dimensions of teacher quality; approach to establishing validity of assessments.

Hip Teacher
Weblog covering the whole first year out of college as a teacher.

Mentor Junction
A support environment for professionals mentoring or supervising novice teachers. Includes an integration of theory, research, and application of promising practices for promoting educator learning and personal development.

NPR : One Year in the Life at Roosevelt High School, A Special Report
NPR's Robert Smith is spending a year following the students and faculty at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Wash. -- the largest high school in the city.

New Teacher Center at University of California, Santa Cruz
A national resource dedicated to teacher development. Offering several support programs designed to equip the new teacher with necessary skills and support for success in the classroom.

New Teacher Survival Guide
Includes how to get a job, teaching jokes, classroom discipline tips, and pros and cons of public and private schools.
Information about helping new teachers.

Primary Catholic Partnership
School-centred initial teacher training in the Southampton, UK area which promotes high standards of teaching and learning based on a Catholic philosophy of education. - Getting Students Off The Track
First-year teacher shares her experiences and insights. - Teaching to Make a Difference
A collection of advice to someone who is new to the teaching profession.

Survival Guide for New Teachers
From the US Department of Education.

Teacher Certification Information
Credentialing and advanced degree information for beginning teachers, experienced teachers and administrators, as well as educator information for each state.

Teacher Training Agency (UK)
An executive non-departmental public body whose purpose is to raise standards in schools by attracting able and committed people to teaching and by improving the quality of teacher training.

The New Teacher Book
Selected articles from the book.

Thoughts on Teach for America
A former Teach for America corps member reflects on the program and offers advice to prospective applicants.

What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching
Dedicated to the first year teacher. The site manages to articulate the primary challenges and rewards of teaching in a clear and succinct way, using the words of the teachers themselves. New and Veteran teachers respond to issues ranging from professional isolation to differences in student ability to the unexpected exhilaration of this demanding career.