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Dover, DE 19901
1-866-734-5834 (toll-free)
FAX 302-674-8499

DSEA, 4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
302-366-8440 (not a toll-free number)
FAX 302-366-0287 

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Tools and Resources

Beginning Teacher Salaries
Here are state-by-state statistics for survival.

Student Program Handbook for Local Leaders
You'll find recruitment strategies, project ideas, and tips for conducting effective meetings. Additionally, you'll find sample agendas, letters, and even a sample constitution.

Seven Steps to an Effective Chapter Web Site
Today's college students are technology savvy and turn to the internet first for information. States with a strong Internet presence for their Student Programs are well positioned to attract new members.

Make It Happen: A Student's Guide
Here at NEA we get thousands of letters asking about teaching as a career. We get letters from eighth-graders as well as college graduates. We have developed a brochure to answer most of the common questions people have about preparing to become a teacher.


Teachers Network: Teachers Network is a nationwide, nonprofit education organization that identifies and connects innovative teachers exemplifying professionalism and creativity within the public schools. The Web site includes lesson plans, online professional development courses, and information about grants and videos available to teachers. Don’t miss the “Daily Classroom Specials,” which feature project ideas, tips for working with parents, and special advice for new and substitute teachers.

Survival Guide for New Teachers:The U.S. Department of Education brings together the reflections of award-winning first-year teachers in this handy online guide for beginning educators. The guide focuses on teachers’ relationships with their colleagues, university professors, and students’ parents, all of which play crucial roles in their success on the job.


Education World: Tips for interviews, lesson plans, technology integration, professional development, and educator issues are just some of the topics covered on the Education World Web site. You’ll also find information on communicating with parents, managing your finances, and even handling holidays in the classroom. Don’t miss the icebreaker suggestions and sample worksheets and handouts. is all about peer support and there are plenty of offerings for new teachers. Have a burning question you need answered? Go to the Beginning Teachers chatboard. Need inspiration on how to engage kids with a particular topic? Browse the database of more than 3,500 free lesson plans, collected since the Web site’s inception 11 years ago. You can connect with other new teachers in your subject area or grade level and get in on live chats.

Works4Me: Whether you’re looking for strategies to keep your students on task or just get yourself organized, NEA’s Works4Me program has the answer. The online library includes more than 400 tips, submitted by fellow educators, offering practical solutions to just about any classroom issue. Be sure to join the mailing list to receive new tips by e-mail each week.