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Free Teaching Resources to Support Continued Learning at Home

Here you'll find free learning activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for students in Grades K–12 to keep learning and growing at grade level.

Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum Feat. LaNesha Tabb
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor

Meet LaNesha Tabb, a kindergarten teacher at the Metropolitan School District in Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. After starting a blog called Education with an Apron, LaNesha turned her sights on writing a book about the importance of teaching social studies.

Q&A: How Administrators Are Preparing for Summer School Amid the Pandemic
Jordan Friedman
Shaped Editor
Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Editor

Get expert insights into how school leaders can best address pandemic learning loss this summer and the bold choices they will have to make going forward.

8 Women's History Month Activities for Elementary Students
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

From drawing self-portraits with Frida Kahlo to launching balloon rockets with Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, these activities will help you celebrate the women who made history, and the women who are making a difference today.

THE LATEST
8 Earth Day Activities and Games for Elementary Students
It’s never too early to get your students thinking about the various ways they can do good for their communities and the environment. Celebrate Earth Day in your in-person or remote classroom with these activities and games.
Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor
Shaped Staff
March 05, 2021
How to Reset School Culture Post-COVID
The pandemic has made it a challenge to bolster school spirit. You need a solid plan now to build a positive school culture post-COVID. Get our tips.
Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Editor
March 03, 2021
Making PD Decisions: The Professional Learning Partner Guide
The PLPG is a list of organizations that provide the best curriculum-aligned professional learning services in the country; educators can find and connect with professional learning providers who can meet their curriculum learning needs.
Shaped Staff
February 24, 2021
St. Patrick's Day Classroom Activities: 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate
Honor St. Patrick's Day with these fun activities for elementary and middle school—from teaching students how to count in the Irish language to holding a classroom celebration!
Jordan Friedman
Shaped Editor
Richard Blankman
Shaped Editor
February 24, 2021
Embracing Inclusivity with Culturally Responsive Books for All Students
Teachers should read or assign culturally responsive books with characters of different cultures, races, religions, genders, and other identities to help them understand themselves and each other.
Jaleel R. Howard, MEd
Educator and UCLA Doctoral Student
Sam Blanchard
UCLA Doctoral Student and Former Teacher
February 23, 2021
Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum Feat. LaNesha Tabb
Meet LaNesha Tabb, a kindergarten teacher at the Metropolitan School District in Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. After starting a blog called Education with an Apron, LaNesha turned her sights on writing a book about the importance of teaching social studies.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
February 23, 2021
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