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Math 180 Frequently Asked Questions Hero

Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Math 180, an intensive intervention program known for helping to raise student achievement in math by more than two years in one school year.

Robert Hansen
Vice President Product Management, HMH

WF1943213 Shaped 2024 Blog Post What Is Academic Vocabulary Hero

Learn about what is academic vocabulary and find strategies for effective vocabulary instruction.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Kindergarten teacher Melissa Hawkins joins us from Hawai'i to discuss student engagement, literacy instruction, and connecting with families.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Summer learning activities for elementary and middle school students

As the school year ends, keep kids engaged with these fun summer school activities for elementary and middle school students.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

Mothers Day Hero

Check out our list of 13 Mother’s Day celebration ideas for school. From primary to middle school, explore fun Mother’s Day classroom activities and projects.

Marcela Grillo
Writer, Girls Write Now

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Learn more about phonics—the relationship between the sounds of language and the letters that represent those sounds.

Dr. Shane Templeton
Foundation Professor Emeritus, Literacy Studies, University of Nevada, Reno; Into Reading Program Author

HMH Read 180 Frequently Asked Questions Hero

Read 180 is an intervention reading program notably known for helping Grades 3–12 students gain one or more years of average growth in one year. Discover the answers to Read 180 frequently asked questions to learn more about this solution.

Cathy Ferrara
VP Product Management, Supplemental & Intervention Solutions, HMH

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This article answers the question, “What is an exit ticket in school?” Plus, learn why this formative assessment type is important in the classroom.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

WF1529100 Shaped 2022 Blog Post Reading Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers Hero

In order to accelerate students’ reading to grade-level proficiency, here is a list of reading intervention strategies to help students make progress.

Dr. Amy Endo
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

WF1889402 Shaped 2024 Blog Post What is English Language Development Hero

Learn to support multilingual learners in English language development (ELD) with the following standards, strategies, and activities.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Easter Classroom Activities hero

Hop to it! Try these hands-on Easter activities for elementary and middle school students. Your class will have fun while sharpening reading, writing, and STEM skills.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Find out more about the different types of formative assessment that help assess student progress during learning in the classroom

Amber Silverman
Shaped Contributor

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Find tips for integrating math technology in the classroom, along with insights into what makes technology effective in math class.

Erin Bailey
Elementary Instructional Coach

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Learn about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts and how teachers can use them to elicit student sense-making.

Peter McLaren
Executive Director of Next Gen Education

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From the Teachers in America podcast archives, we bring you one of our favorite episodes--an interview with Juliana Urtubey, the upcoming 2024 Model Schools Conference closing keynote speaker and former National Teacher of the Year.

Ali Habashi
Former Shaped Editor

8 Fun Spring Science Experiments and Activities

Check out these 8 fun spring science experiments and activities that help students learn more about animals, nature, and the environment.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Professional development is a great way to make sure teachers, administrators, and staff continue to stay up-to-date. Learn more about how to use it to staff informed, successful, and engaged.

Christopher Price, EdD
Associate Partner, The Center for Model Schools

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Stay up-to-date on the latest in EdTech with educational technology articles and resources for teachers on trending topics.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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