40 Best Resources for teachers to level up your teaching in 2023!

From lesson planning tools and educational technology, to professional development opportunities and lesson ideas, this list has everything you need to take your teaching to the next level. Let's dive in and discover the best resources for teachers!

40 Best Resources for teachers to level up your teaching in 2023!
As a teacher, it's important to constantly strive to improve your craft and stay up to date on the latest teaching strategies and resources. That's why we've compiled a list of the top 40 resources for teachers to help you level up your teaching and engage your students in meaningful learning.
From lesson planning tools and educational technology, to professional development opportunities and lesson ideas, this list has everything you need to take your teaching to the next level. So whether you're a seasoned veteran or a new teacher just starting out, these resources are sure to provide valuable support and inspiration. Let's dive in and discover the best resources for teachers!

Education World

Education World is a daily destination for teachers, school administrators, and staff to access high-quality, original content. They offer daily updates including curated news briefs on relevant topics for educators, lesson plans, printables, worksheets, EdTech tips, app and website reviews, and a vast collection of professional development articles and columns.


The Lesson Plans section of this site has real plans created and designed by K-12 teachers. Search by subject or grade level.


Usecase: ASSISTments is a free site that works with many existing math curriculum programs. Assign practice problems using Google Classroom apps, and students receive on-the-spot feedback. Plus, teachers get analytic reports to help them identify those students who are struggling and which problems are causing the most trouble. It makes homework more meaningful for students and teachers alike.

Adobe for Google classroom

Usecase: Adobe Express is now available in Google Classroom, which makes it easier than ever to incorporate more opportunities for creative thinking and communication into your assignments. It’s an easy-to-use tool that allows students of all ages to create posters, infographics, slideshows, webpages, and videos. We love it because it saves teachers prep time with its library of thousands of templates organized by grade level and subject area.


Usecase: With lots of printable worksheets and activity ideas, this site is a must-bookmark for teachers. You’ll get a limited amount of free resources each month. Or you can sign up for a very affordable membership for unlimited access.


Usecase: Jumpstart offers free teaching materials, including activities, worksheets, lesson plans, for K-5 teachers.

PBS Learning Media

Usecase :Free, standards-aligned pre-K-12 instructional resources including lesson plans, videos, and interactives.


NCTE’s site has thousands of standards-based resources for teachers and students of English.


Free teaching resources by grade, including articles, book lists, and collections of lesson plans and teaching ideas.


You already know YouTube has lots of great videos to use with your students. But not all schools allow access to the site. That’s where SchoolTube comes in. Share videos safely, and get content you can trust.


Choose from hundreds of videos, STEM challenges, and lesson plans. Also, find a vast collection of hands-on science experiments and projects for K-12.


Share My Lesson houses over 420,000 free lesson plans and activities, organized by grade and topic.


There’s such a wide selection here, way beyond lesson plans! Get hall passes, graphic organizers, rubrics, and lots of other useful free teaching resources.


TpT allows teachers to share their knowledge with their colleagues and make money doing it. There are many paid options, but you’ll find lots of freebies available too.


Free, comprehensive lesson plans covering critical subjects for grades K-12.


Educational content, activities, and ideas plus advice for parents and teachers.


Library of printable worksheets for teachers and homeschoolers across all subjects.


Lesson plans, student activities, and video clips for teachers.


Printable worksheets and activities for teachers, parents, tutors, and homeschool families.


Classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources.


Online resources for educators including worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, and more.


In depth modules on a range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics.


K-12 teaching resources and professional development programming.


Real-time insights into student understanding through interactive lessons, interactive videos, gamification, and activities — all in a single platform.


Free worksheets, free printables, and more are here for elementary teachers to save time on lesson planning! Get a taste of the Teach Starter difference with classroom activities, learning games, lesson plans, and more teacher-created resources that you can download for free right now!


Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that lets you create fun learning games. You can make quizzes on any topic and in any language, and customize those quizzes with videos, diagrams, and images. Students participate in “kahoots” (games) by logging the game codes on their device or application.


With Edpuzzle, you can create interactive video lessons with embedded audio notes, assessments, and quizzes. Its analytics tool enables you to track how students are watching your videos and if they understand the content.


Free Quiz Maker is an educational tool that lets teachers build interactive tests and exams from 3 question types: multiple-choice, multiple response, and short answer questions. You can also set scoring parameters, the number of attempts allowed, and time limits.


For science, math, engineering, and technology, teachers can't go wrong with the University of Colorado, Boulder's PhET, which creates very accessible free interactive math and science simulations. These simulations are based on extensive research, and they engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment so they can have fun learning through exploration and discovery.


Scholastic offers a treasure trove of free resources for teachers—especially those who teach K-8. Scholastic has outstanding lessons that are all linked to relevant standards, and their lessons built around holidays and current events are especially compelling.


This free resource allows teachers and librarians to instantly access 25,000 e-books, learning videos, quizzes, and more. It also includes books written in Spanish!


Khan Academy provides free educational content in the form of instructional videos and practice exercises covering different subjects including math, chemistry, physics, science, arts, humanities and many more.


Common Sense Media  is a platform where you can access teacher-created reviews of educational tools and mobile apps, read-made lesson plans, webinars, videos and many other resources.


CK-12 provides teacher-curated STEM content that include lessons, activities, study guides, and practice exercises.


TED Ed  is an education initiative from TED to help teachers, educators, and students  access and create interactive video lessons.  It is also a tool similar to Edpuzzle and PlayPosit to use to add questions and interactive features to videos.


TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format.

AtoZ teacher stuff

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials, printable worksheets, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

Teaching for change

Lesson plans, activities, articles, recommended resources and more from Teaching for Change: Building Social Justice Starting in the Classroom.

Educators brainpop

Every topic and game has a unique matching collection of teacher support materials, from lesson plans and teaching tips to printables and support videos. No account required.

Core Knowledge

The Core Knowledge Foundation provides open access to content-rich curriculum materials for preschool through grade 8.

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Abisha Auxlin
Abisha Auxlin

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