Here at HMH and Shaped, we are dedicated to providing insights and resources to help you maximize student learning and navigate these challenging times. We value your thoughts on what we should be covering to improve your experience in the classroom, whether that's virtual or in person this year.
So, we want to hear from you! Take a look at the topics below and reach out to us via email at Shaped@hmhco.com with any insights or feedback.
- One of our main focuses on Shaped is providing classroom activities that teachers can use to celebrate holidays with their students. Have any ideas about what teachers can do—either for lesson plans or activities—to celebrate Thanksgiving, the winter holidays, the 100th Day of School, New Years, Black History Month, or Women's History Month? We're continually updating our existing lists and creating new ones, so send your ideas our way. If selected, you would be credited on Shaped for your contribution. Bonus points if you have photos to go with your activities!
- How are you engaging with your students this fall, especially in a virtual classroom environment? What strategies have worked, and what has not? What would you like to know about remote learning, or what do you already know that other teachers may not? We're looking to help teachers navigate teaching in a pandemic as much as possible.
- Some students may be falling behind in their schoolwork due to current circumstances, such as lack of digital devices or Wi-Fi, trauma as a result of losing a family member due to COVID, or other hardships at home. How are you supporting students emotionally and academically?
- Have any other feedback on what we cover or should be covering on Shaped? We're open to suggestions on how we can improve the experience.
Thank you for taking the time to explore Shaped. With your help, we'll continue to provide the articles and resources you need and share information that enhances your experience as an educator. This year is difficult for many in education—from teachers and administrators, to parents and students. We hope exchanging insights and learning from one another can provide a solution.