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A community-driven blog—supporting educators, building lifelong learners, and shaping the future of education.

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.

3 Strategies for Redesigning Professional Development Now and Post-COVID
Amanda Patterson, EdD
National Director, Academic Planning and Analytics, HMH

As educators plan for the future, here are three strategies to consider when it comes to teacher professional development for now and the next school year.

Podcast: The Future of Social Impact and the Arts Feat. Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor

We are joined by the Kennedy Center’s vice president and artistic director for social impact, Marc Bamuthi Joseph. A National Poetry Slam champion and a TED Global Fellow, Marc discusses the future of social impact and the role of the arts in public healing.

Financial Literacy Lesson Plans and Activities for Middle School Students
Shaped Staff

Use these financial literacy lessons for Grades 6-8 to teach students about topics ranging from salaries to wages to creating a personal budget.

THE LATEST
5 Memorial Day Math Activities
Try these fun Memorial Day math activities to engage students who are drawn to discussions around the holiday and may find it as an entry point into mathematical learning.
Shaped Staff
April 16, 2021
40 Mother’s Day Writing Prompts
Celebrate moms with these Mother's Day writing prompts for your K–3 classroom. Have students practice descriptive language or get creative with a short story.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
April 13, 2021
Podcast: Becoming Ms. Earth Feat. Juliana Urtubey
Meet Juliana Urtubey, elementary teacher and the 2021 Nevada Teacher of the Year. Active and informed on educational policies and the importance of bilingual education, Juliana is one of four finalists for the 2021 National Teacher of the Year.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
April 13, 2021
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