Family Math is a program that was developed at Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California - Berkeley to show parents how to help their kids with math. Workshops are offered for teachers interested in starting Family Math program in their schools. The program has also published several books with suggested activities. For more, read Grace Davila Coates article, Family Learning: Rising Together with Mathematics on the "Family Math" section of our the website.
Teaching Children Mathematics, which is published monthly by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), offers activities, lesson ideas, teaching strategies, and problems through in-depth articles, departments, and features.
General Education Publications
Education Week has been the newspaper of record for American education since 1981, providing policymakers and administrators with comprehensive, timely and objective information on a broad spectrum of issues. Register on the website for free e-newsletters.
Instructor magazine is full of lesson plans, activities, teaching strategies, contests and giveaways for teachers in grades k-8.
For almost 50 years, School Library Journal has been reviewing books for young people and providing librarians with the latest information on developing and managing collections.
Teacher magazine is a monthly focusing on news, trends, innovations, people and policies that affect teachers. The "Calendar" section provides a list of grants, fellowships and awards. There are also two free monthly e-newsletters: Career Coach and Teacher Magazine Update.
Teaching pre-K-8 no longer publishes a print magazine but still maintains a website full teacher resources. Check out the archives. Mighty Math is one of our favorites!
Home Education Magazine was created by homeschoolers for homeschoolers and features articles on curriculum resources, networking, and lots of practical advice.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest early childhood education association, with 100,000 members and a network of 450 local, state, and regional Affiliates. Membership includes a subscription to Young Child magazine. Also, check your their newest publication, Teaching Young Children.
Children's Literature Databases
TeachingBooks.net is a multimedia children's literature website featuring a broad range of sortable databases, links to thousands of other children's literature sites, and original videotaped interviews with authors and illustrators (see my video!) A customized email service provides regular updates on curricular resources.
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database features thousands of children's book reviews, as well as news on upcoming conferences and events, teacher resources and grants, and background information on authors and illustrators.
The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Education in Madison, is a special collection of non-circulating collection of current, retrospective and historical books for children and young adults. In addition to UW students and faculty, the library serves practicing teachers and librarians.
Book Review Journals
Published by the American Library Association, Booklist annually reviews more than 2,500 titles for children, as well nearly 4,000 adult books and hundreds of reference books and audiovisual materials. Booklist also includes a wide range of articles on children's and adult books.
Book Links, a bi-monthly magazine sister publication of ALA's Booklist, is geared toward K-8 educators and provides advice on using books in the classroom, including thematic bibliographies that relate to curricular topics, author interviews and essays, lists of professional resources, and related websites.
Horn Book, another bimonthly, focuses exclusively on children's literature, featuring both reviews and articles.
Some 5,000 books—across every category—are reviewed annually in Kirkus Reviews, which comes out every two weeks. Hundreds of reviews are posted online each month.
Science Books & Films is the only critical review journal devoted exclusively to evaluating science materials for all age groups. Every year, SB&F evaluates nearly 1,000 books, A/V materials, and software packages for general audiences, professionals, teachers, and students from kindergarten through college.