Guide and quick links for teachers in the US

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Guide & quick links for teachers in the USA


Welcome to TES, the largest network of teachers in the world


We hope this page helps you find you're way around - it maps the American school grade system to the UK framework on which this website is based. We've included a list of short-cuts into useful and relevant resources for teachers in America. There's lots here so we've tried to keep it simple and on one page. Scroll down to find more links into special populations, classroom behaviour, cyber-bullying, teaching stars and special events in the American calendar.

USAAge groupsUK
Kindergarten3 to 5 yrsEarly Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
K44 to 5 yrsReception
K55 to 6 yrsYear 1 (Key stage 1 - Primary)

Index of resources for learning areas in Kindergarten

Index of 'resources collections' for Kindergarten


USAAge groupsUK
Elementary School5 to 11 yrsPrimary School
K5 (Kindergarten)5 to 6 yrsYear 1 – Key stage 1
1st Grade6 to 7 yrsYear 2 – Key stage 1
2nd Grade7 to 8 yrsYear 3 – Key stage 2
3rd Grade8 to 9 yrsYear 4 – Key stage 2
4th Grade9 to 10 yrsYear 5 – Key stage 2
5th Grade10 to 11 yrsYear 6 – Key stage 2

Index of resources by subject at Elementary School

Index of 'resources collections' for Elementary School

What's new this week for Elementary teachers?


USAAge groupsUK
Middle School and High School11 to 18 yrsSecondary School
6th Grade11 to 12 yrsYear 7 – Key stage 3
7th Grade12 to 13 yrsYear 8 – Key stage 3
8th Grade13 to 14yrsYear 9 – Key stage 3
9th Grade – High School14 to 15 yrsYear 10 – Key stage 4
10th Grade15 to 16 yrsYear 11 – Key stage 4
11th Grade16 to 17 yrsPost 16 – 6th Form
12th Grade17 to 18 yrsPost 16 – 6th Form

Index of resources by subject at Middle and High School

Index of 'resources collections' for Middle and High School

'Teen matters' a set of resources collections for teachers working with teenagers


More resources for Middle and High School

Math


What's new this week for Math teachers?

A contributor's profile on TES

Craig Barton's teaching resources have been viewed 1.4 million times

Index of Math 'resources collections'

Math topics for Middle and High School

English Language Arts


What's new this week for English Language Arts teachers?

A contributor's profile on TES

Chantel Mathias' teaching resources have been viewed 4.4 million times

Index of English Language Arts 'resources collections'

English Language Arts topics for Middle and High School


Science


What's new this week for Science teachers?

A contributor's profile on TES

Greg O'Dowd's teaching resources have been viewed 447,000 times

Index of Science 'resources collections'

Biology topics for Middle and High School

Chemistry topics for Middle and High School

Physics topics for Middle and High School


Foreign Languages


What's new this week for Foreign Languages teachers?

A contributor's profile on TES

Rachel Hawkes' teaching resources have been viewed 1.6 million times

Index of Foreign Languages 'resources collections'

French topics for Middle and High School

German topics for Middle and High School

Spanish topics for Middle and High School

Community languages including Chinese - for Middle and High School



Special populations - USA ............ Special Educational Needs - UK


What's new this week for teachers?

A special needs teacher's profile on TES

Bev Evans's teaching resources have been viewed 4 million times

Index of 'resources collections' to support teachers working with students with special learning needs

Index of resources by special learning needs



Helpful spots on the site


Your must have classroom toolkit


From behaviour to planning – this collection of resources has been downloaded by more than 130,000 teachers

Twenty tools to create your own tests and quizzes


Classroom behavior and bullying


Classroom behavior


Practical advice articles for teachers and tips for reflective practise

'Dear Tom...' Ask a question in the forums and Tom Bennett the TES behavior adviser will try to help

Rewards resources to help recognise and praise positive behaviour


Bullying


Resources offering support for teachers when tackling bullying at school

Videos about bullying including, race and culture, disability, girls bullying, sexual bullying and homophobia


Using the Internet safely and Cyber-bullying


Using the Internet safely


Student safety video looking at sharing personal information on social networks

'Safer Internet Day' classroom resources collection

Cyber-bullying


Practical advice for teachers

Videos and resources for teachers and students


Teaching Stars


Teachers sharing popular resources

Thanks to the generosity and creativity shared by teachers who make time to contribute their teaching resources to the website. This list offers quick links into just a few of the TES teaching 'stars':

Preschool and Special Populations

  • TES username: Ibuzzybea
  • 1 million resource views

Preschool and Elementary School

  • TES username: cariad2
  • 1 million resource views

Elementary School

  • TES username: lbrowne
  • 1.3 million resource views

Middle School

  • TES username: Tafkam
  • 1.3 million resource views

High School



Resources collections for events in the American calendar


Martin Luther King, Jnr. Day

  • Teacher planning materials and student resources celebrating the life of the founder of the Civil Rights Movement

Presidents Day

  • Highlights include presidential fact files, games, podcasts and video resources for High School

Memorial Day

  • A collection of High School English Language Arts teaching resources on the works of the WW1 Poets

Anniversary of 9 11

  • Video and classroom resources to help pupils understand the tragic events of 9th September 2001

Full list of resources collections for calendar events

An index of all resources collections for all age groups and subjects