Classroom Tools, Books & Certificates


    NEA and Better Lesson joined forces to build a free website devoted to helping teachers succeed in English language arts, science, mathematics, and blended learning. The Better Lesson Master Teacher Project, brings together K-12 Master Teachers, sharing focused lessons just as they teach them in their classrooms every day, from the first day of school to the last. Do you have students who are not on grade level? Click on "Browse the Standards" to drop down a grade or two to find lessons to build missing skills, or go up a grade to challenge advanced students. The site currently features more than 21,000 comprehensive lessons and plans. 

    Doing What Works is produced by the U.S. Department of Education. This website provides teachers, administrators, and other educators with recommendations on effective teaching practices and examples of possible ways to implement those practices to help promote excellence in American education and improve student achievement. Click on What Works Clearinghouse for subject-specific information. 

    NEA's Tools & Tips Library is an archive of classroom tips, lesson plans, activities, advice, and more to help you and your students. Learn More >



    The NEA Foundation provides global learning resources such as engaging global lesson plans for different grade levels and links to collaboration tools to connect students to the wider world. Find resources and lessons about local goals, to give your students real-world context for your content and opportunities for critical thinking. Go to under For Educators and then Global Learning Resources.

    Newcomer Tool Kit
    Produced by the U.S. Department of Education, this tool kit serves as a guide to help educators welcome immigrants and English language learners into the classroom. The book offers advice for building relationships with the student's family and supporting the newcomer socially as well academically. Download Now >



    50 Favorite Children's Books - Missouri NEA asked teachers to name their favorite books in an MNEA website poll, and these are the results. 

    MNEA's Pinterest - Check the MNEA Pinterest boards for favorite books for students. The boards are categorized by grade level and include sections for diversity literature. 

    NEA's Read Across America Book of the Month - Each month, NEA features three books—for young, middle grade, and young adult readers—that explore a topic related to diversity and inclusion. 



    MNEA's Read Across America - Print-worthy downloads to help you celebrate your student readers. 

    Halloween Safety Tips - This flyer is a great reminder for students and parents to help practice safe trick-or-treating. 

    Bus Safety: We all play a role - This is a perfect brochure to share with parents to aid in discussion regarding student safety when waiting for, getting on, and riding the school bus. 

    Champion Certificates - Download and print to award your student's achievements.