Facebook isn’t just a place to keep up with your friends anymore. It can also be a wonderful resource for your career as a Substitute Teacher. There are a slew of pages focused solely on teachers where you can gain new ideas, helpful teaching tips, and free classroom resources.
Here are 6 of our favorites:
Teachers Pay Teachers
Teachers Pay Teachers bills itself as the “world’s first open marketplace for teacher-created content.” Their page is a great place to find free or low-cost classroom resources including classroom activities, worksheets, projects and lesson plans. These resources are created by teachers, for teachers. You can even sell your own original education resources on their website!
For innovative teaching techniques, classroom technology trends and insightful articles about education, check out MindShift. This page is constantly on the forefront of the ever-evolving teaching landscape. Their articles can help you find solutions to classroom problems and give you new ideas you can put to work in your lessons.
National Geographic Education
You are undoubtedly familiar with National Geographic. The venerable organization has been publishing its magazine since 1888. But you may not know that they have an education division that provides free, high-quality educational content you can use in the classroom. With articles, videos, quizzes and more, the National Geographic Education Facebook page is a wonderful resource for lessons on history, geography, and science.
Produced by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia offers high-minded articles on education research and innovative teaching techniques. Their page is full of articles that challenge you to think differently about education and give you tools to further your skills as an educator. This well-respected page has won multiple awards, including the 2010 Webby for Best Education Site.
For helpful articles, inspirational quotes and teacher-centric humor, follow the WeAreTeachers Facebook page. You’ll get ideas for classroom projects and interesting articles on education, not to mention some hilarious posts.
Of course, we have to toot our own horn and let you know about our amazing Facebook page dedicated to Substitute Teachers! Find articles, motivational quotes, teaching tips and trivia you can use on your next teaching assignment. Don’t forget to follow us!