Applying Psychological Science to Practical Instructional Problems
These modules were created by the members of a Task Force on the Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning. Their goal was to use research from the psychological and educational sciences and show how it can be applied to practical instructional problems and needs. They selected topics for these materials based on the Teacher Needs Survey that was conducted from 2004–06 with over 2,400 teachers giving feedback about their greatest professional development requirements.
Based on those outcomes, these 10 teaching modules were created to reflect the array of challenges teachers may face in the classroom.
APA Teacher Resources
Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: An APA presidential task force staffed by the Center for Psychology in School and Education (CPSE) examined the issue of educational disparities.
TOPSS — Unit lesson plans
These unit lesson plans for high school psychology teachers include a procedural timeline, a content outline, suggested resources and activities and references.
Applying Psychology to Teaching and Learning
Resources based on the contribution of psychological science to issues in the K-12 classroom.
The Other 3 Rs: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility
A third grade curriculum promoting the teaching of reasoning, resilience and responsibility was successfully piloted in the Montgomery County, Maryland Public Schools.
PowerPoint Presentations for High School Psychology Teachers
The APA Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has invited all 54 of APA's Divisions to create Power Point demonstrations for high school psychology teachers to access on-line and use in their classrooms.
Sample Academic Calendars for High School Psychology Courses
The sample pacing calendars on this page provide teachers with examples of actual calendars from other psychology teachers.
National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula
Guides curriculum decisions by providing learning objectives for high school psychology students, and content and performance standards for teachers.
Psychology Teacher Network
A quarterly publication of the APA Education Directorate with articles describing research and topics of special interest to psychology teachers.