TIPS 2013 - 2014


Online Resources

ISBE Curriculum Links
Illinois Learning Standards
Common Core State Standards

Illinois Professional Teaching Standards

Induction/Mentoring Standards - ISBE


Classroom Ideas

Tips and Tricks for Daily Classroom Instruction
A Shared Database of Successful Classroom Practices as Submitted by Practicing Teachers

New Teacher Survival Guide - Teaching Channel

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

TIPS - iPad Forum (2011-2012 Class)


Planet 13 - Beth Newingham's 3rd Grade Website
Lots of great ideas that apply to other grades - check out the Classroom Library Link

Mrs. Renz's 4th Grade Class
Wonderful resources for parents, students and teachers

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
Tons of resources

The Teacher's Guide - Classroom Management
Collection of links on various topics

Self-Assessment Checklists
Classroom environment, routines and procedures, parent involvement, etc...

Resources and Tools
Scholastic lesson plans, discussion guides and themes for classroom teaching

Teacher blog, lesson plans, resources, etc...

Learning Environment Word Document


10 Amazing Teacher Promises for the Beginning of the Year

Contact and Reference Information

School Instructional Mentor/ISSL
Altman Denise Peters
Dirksen Jennifer Harris
Jefferson Deb Davis
Smith Jenny Heath
Starke Cathy Stephens
Willow Traci Craig
Washington Camille McCarty
Wilson Camille McCarty
Broadmoor Kelly Galyean
Edison Traci Peters
PFEC Dina Janssen

TIPS Facilitators

Jean Glick, Angie Arnold, and Cathy Stephens