Looking for some suggestions for learning activities and lesson plans? Many museums, book publishers, and non-profits offer free materials for teachers on their website.
- The Learning Network (New York Times)
- History Lesson Plans & Class Materials (Library of Congress)
- Wisconsin History (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Language Arts Lessons & Ideas (Scholastic)
- LitCharts (Book guides, poetry guides, Shakespeare)
- National Center for Case Studies Teaching Science (grade 6 & up)
- Science Teaching Resources from NAST (K-12)
- Read Write Think (K-12 Lesson plans, learning objectives, Apps, videos)
- Vocabulary.com (vocabulary lists for books & current events)
Use these search techniques to locate Primary Research inside databases.
- Add the following row of keywords to your search: (methods AND results) OR methodology OR “case study” OR “this study” OR “a study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box (see first example below).
Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.
- Filter by Document Type: on the Advanced Search page choose Case Study under Document Type or Publication Type. In ProQuest Education Journals, it looks like this:
All of these results are generally primary research articles, but not all primary research is a case study, so you will likely be missing some primary research articles on your topic by searching this way.
- In ERIC database, you can choose “Reports – All” and/or “Reports – Research” under Publication Type.
Many subject specialties and states have their own professional organizations.
- Association of American Educators (AAE)
- Lutheran Education Association (LEA)
- National Association for Music Education (NAFME)
- National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
- National Business Education Association (NBEA)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Educators Association (NEA)
- Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)
Education Trade Magazines are magazine written by teachers and administrators for teachers and administrators. They are a great way to obtain advice and classroom-tested ideas.
Magazines usually target a specific class subject or grade focus (early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary teachers).
At CUW Library, they are available in Print and in Education Databases.
These links open a database where you can search for articles within the magazine. Many of these titles are also available in print, so check Primo as well.Note: You can request scans of articles in print-only titles in Primo
- American Biology Teacher
- American Music Teacher
- Art Education (Print Only)
- Arts & Activities (Art Education)
- Choices (Teen Health)
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Education Update (School Administration)
- Education Week
- Educational Leadership
- Exchange (Early Childhood Edu)
- Geography Teacher
- Green Teacher (Environmental Edu)
- Great Activities (P.E.)(Print Only)
- Instrumentalist (Band Directors)(Print only)
- Mathematics Teaching in Middle School
- Math Horizons
- New Teacher Advocate
- NAEA News
- NSTA Reports (Science)
- The Reading Teacher
- School Arts
- Scholastic Teacher
- Science & Children (K-5)
- Science Scope (6-8)
- Social Studies and the Young Learner (Print only)
- Teaching Mathematics
- Teaching Children Mathematics (K-6)
- Teaching Pre-k-8
- YC-Young Children (Early Childhood Edu)
In Advanced Search, choose the Source type Trade Journals.
In Advanced Search, choose the Publication type Trade Publication
You can search for books & ebooks in Primo.
For General Instructions: Finding Books
Library of Congress Call Numbers
LB Theory & Practice (Teaching & Administration)
LB1762-66 Praxis Exam Study Guides
LC Special aspects (Subjects, School types, types of students)
Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library. How to Use Online Encyclopedias
|Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership & Administration||Ebook|
|Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education||Ebook|
|Encyclopedia of Christian Education||REF BV1471.3 .E53 2015|
|Encyclopedia of American Education||REF LB17 .U54 2001|
|Gender and Education : and Encyclopedia||REF LC213 .G425 2007|
Websites about Legal Issues in education
- Americans with Disabilities Act Current law text with revisions
- Cornell Legal Dictionary Education Page legal history and federal and state cases
- Safe Supportive Learning School discipline laws organized by state
- Education Commission of the States (ECS) Wisconsin Guide Wisconsin education laws organized by topic (up to 2016)
Education and Policy Data Online
Teacher examination study guides are primarily located within the call number range of : LB1762 and LB1766 in Main Stacks and Course Reserves.
In Primo, choose Study guide under Format filter
Praxis CORE tests in Reading, Writing, and Math Study guides:
- Open LearningExpress Library
- From the homepage select Career Preparation
- Click on Prepare for an Occupation Exam
- Scroll down to Teaching
- Choose: Prepare for the Praxis® Core Tests or Prepare for the Praxis II® Subject Assessments
- Under the relevant practice test or exam guide click Sign in or Register.
- Click Register and create a free account.
Note: If you are located on-campus, your institution will be “Badgerlink”.
- Choose Mequon-Concordia University Wisconsin from the Choose Your Library list
- Enter your CUW library barcode.
- On the Find Resources page, click on LearningExpress Library and create a LearningExpress User Account.