APA Resources for Teachers [web resource]
Psychology’s insights can help teachers manage behavior problems, motivate students, assist struggling learners, handle stress, support gifted and talented youth, and more. The American Psychological Association (APA) also supports the teaching of high school psychology.
Check out the following resources and tools for teachers of grades pre-K through 12.
Teaching and Learning
- Curricular Materials
Find exciting lesson plans and activities and learn how to apply research on teaching and learning to your classroom.
- Classroom Behavior
Solutions for classroom management and discipline to help teachers and schools cope with bullying or violence against teachers.
- Creativity in the Classroom
A module to help you make creativity a part of your everyday teaching toolbox.
- Skype in the Classroom: Let’s Talk About Mental Health
This program brings APA members into K-12 classrooms to teach students about mental health.
- Student Learning
Understand how your students think and learn and how to to help increase their knowledge.
- Diversity Issues
Use psychological research to promote safe and supportive school environments for all students.
- Teacher Professional Development
APA provides professional development opportunities for PreK-12 teachers to earn professional development/continuing education credits that could count towards meeting and maintaining teaching license requirements.
- Gifted and Talented Education
Enhance the achievement and performance of students with special talents.
- Math and Science Education
Psychological science sheds light on how brains process math and science, achievement gaps and how students learn.
- Science Fairs, Clubs and Student Research
School psychology clubs or science fairs can nurture an interest in psychological science.
Tools for Teachers
Source: APA | Teaching and Learning, http://www.apa.org/education/k12/index.aspx | © 2018 American Psychological Association
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