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Common Core Video Resources

There certainly isn’t a shortage of Common-core related videos and resources and that is the good and the bad news. A simple Google search reveals over 8.5 million possible websites offering everything from paid lesson plans to teachers demonstration videos. In most cases the material is limited in value or meant for a non-teachers. So I put together the better free sites to help narrow that search. If you have another to share just email me by clicking on my name at


A good starting point


A collection of ten important sites including those featuring teachers demonstrating practices as well as important sites that explain various  aspects of Common Core.


Resources by subject area


Classroom videos showing math instruction


175 Videos on all aspects of Common Core with the emphasis on how teachers are implementing it.


200 Videos

Mixed quality, but good descriptions and the teacher rating system helps winnow out the less useful.


This is a large link site with an index by subject matter. Some videos are linked.


Share My Lesson

This site was created by the American Federation of Teachers. You may have to register.

They have a teacher rating system that can be of value in finding those that others have found to have the most value.


Here are the Share My Lesson site’s resources by subject area:


LearnZillion is a site that contains a great many resources

You have to register, but it is worth it if just to see this extremely useful visual which shows what has be to taught at when. A must visit.

A variety of lessons with excellent explanations.

Where to find teaching jobs

This time of year new teachers are graduating from college, experienced teachers are looking for new challenges and opportunities, and other teachers dangle in the wind while their districts decide if they can afford to rehire.

If you are leaving your current location or looking for a job in a new field, check your target state’s department of education site to make sure you qualify. This also goes for those who want to teach in the United States and those looking to teach overseas.

Some of these sites require you to register. There isn’t going to be a cost for that, but some do charge if you find a job. Alan selected the most active sites and those of the most interest to teachers. For more information on salaries and other teacher-related statistics, check our Share your profession feature.

Then explore:

State certification sites

National Teaching Offerings

California jobs

Job Fairs

Government Jobs

Health and Physical Education listings

Private, independent, charter, religious schools

ESL Teaching Jobs

University teaching jobs

Jobs overseas

Career information and general employment sites

School districts