I want to take a moment to give some link love to Sal Khan over at www.khanacademy.org. If you teach math from about 3rd grade on up through Calculus, go over to that page and click the link near the top of the page that says, “free, adaptive math program available here.” Once you register, then sign in, you get to work at your own pace through a variety of math skills that build sequentially, many of which have video tutorials if needed. A very cool tool for students to add to their arsenal.
After reading Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Mathews, I also want to point you to the musical chants and rhythms of Harriett Ball, found over at www.harriettball.com.