Back-to-School 2022 Articles for Teachers and Educators

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It’s time for a new school year! Educators everywhere have new faces to learn, new lessons to try, and a blank slate ahead of them. Where to even begin?

The blog posts below explore strategies to break the ice, share the latest thinking in education, and provide back-to-school teaching resources for instruction across all subjects and in any format, whether that's in person, remote, or a combination of both. We hope you'll use these tools to make the new school year a success!

Prepping for Day One
  • 7 Strategies to Start the New School Year Right

    7 Strategies to Start the New School Year Right

    No one knows how schools will open this year. One day it is online, and the next day it is in person. But the uncertainty around where learning will take place shouldn't stop them from preparing for what matters most: classroom culture.

    Esther Wojcicki
    Journalist and Teacher; Founder, Palo Alto High Media Arts Program

  • Back to School, Back to Shaping Students' Lives

    Back to School, Back to Shaping Students' Lives

    With this back-to-school checklist for teachers, a former educator explains why it’s essential to provide a space for student voice and choice.

    Noelle Morris
    Senior Director Community Engagement, HMH; Host of HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in America Podcast

  • 10 Back-to-School Tips for Teachers

    10 Back-to-School Tips for Teachers

    As we approach back-to-school season, reflect on these top tips for teachers to hit the ground running this fall.

    Dr. Lissa Pijanowski
    Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)

  • First-Day-of-School Checklist for Teachers

    First-Day-of-School Checklist for Teachers

    Our first-day-of-school checklist for teachers will help get the new school year off to a great start.

    Katie Risolo Radovich
    First-Grade Teacher, Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York

Back-to-School Activities
Building Community and Routines
Classroom Management
Accelerated Learning
Social and Emotional Learning
Video Lessons


This blog post, originally published in 2020, has been updated for 2022. Be sure to subscribe to the Shaped newsletter for monthly news, insights, and resources straight to your inbox!

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