This will be a growing list of websites or other resources that I have found very useful in helping me create lessons, manage my classroom, or for general ideas.


California Common Core State Standards

English Language Arts
History and Social Studies

Teaching Strategies

SIOP Strategies – teaching strategies and activities to use throughout a lesson to help support the content for English language learners
99 SIOP Strategies – a list of all the strategies used in this textbook and a brief discription of each
ELL/SDAIE Strategies – more strategies with nice discriptions of each

School Information for Parents

Illuminate Grade Check – check current grade, missing assignments, and test scores
Bell Schedule – Chipman Junior High weekly schedule
School Calendar – Bakersfield City School District 2017-18 school year schedule
School Information – Chipman Junior High website
Bakersfield City Schools – also contains a lot of resources for teachers
Kern High Schools – high school district information
Kern County Superintendent of Schools – County website

Classroom Management Tools

Class Dojo – great all-in-one tool for tracking behavior rewards/consequences, attendance, parent contact, and more

Interactive Activities and Games for Students

GoNoodle – great for younger grades (K-3)
Kahoot! – search thousands of computer-based games in all subjects or create your own
Khan Academy – thousands of video lessons covering all subjects in most grades
Brain Pop – activities, games, videos covering all subject matter including ESL – subscription site containing videos and subject courses for middle/junior high school and above
Classmint – a collection of notes covering all subjects at the university/college level
Plickers – interactive assessment without needing student devices

Lesson Plans

Hot Chalk – free lesson plans for all subjects and all grades
Teachers Pay Teachers – high quality lesson plans, free and paid
Scholastic Teachers – classroom ideas, teaching ideas, and blogs from expert teachers


BrainX – math worksheets, activities, and games
Prodigy Math – math games alligned with curriculum standards (K-8)
Estimation 180 – 180 daily math questions that build upon each other throughout a school year
TecMath – YouTube videos covering tricks on solving math problems for all levels
Help Math – math inervention for English language learners
Why U – animated how-to videos for many math topics

English Language Development

ESL – information for ESL teachers as well as mainstream teachers
Colorín Colorado – resources for teachers and parents of English language learners
Support Real Teachers – strategies for teaching English language learners

English Language Arts

K12 Reader – reading instruction resources

Deaf Education and American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL Nook – great videos for young learners about various subjects, all done in ASL
Deaf Planet – games, videos, and other resources
Deaf TEC – resources for STEM-based programs

Physical Education

Spark PE – lesson ideas for PE in all grades

Other Teachers

Diary of a Not-So-Wimpy Teacher – a great resource for classroom organization, management, lessons, activities, and more
Allan Feldman – a University of Massachusetts professor of science education, he has a great classroom management plan
Amy Night – a kindergarten teacher in Canada, she has a great classroom management philosophy

Website Development

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