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  • The New Era of Education Is High-Tech and High-Touch

    The New Era of Education Is High-Tech and High-Touch

    We can recover and transition into a new post-pandemic instructional model that fuses the power of technology with the tried-and-true social gathering of the classroom.

    John "Jack" Lynch
    President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, HMH

    October 06, 2021

  • Podcast: Creating Classroom Content Worth Watching with CJ Reynolds

    Podcast: Creating Classroom Content Worth Watching with CJ Reynolds

    Meet CJ Reynolds, a high school teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By creating the teacher YouTube channel Real Rap with Reynolds, he has discovered that what might be ordinary for his classroom, may be someone else's extraordinary.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    March 09, 2021

  • 8 Education Trends to Watch in 2021

    8 Education Trends to Watch in 2021

    We asked ed leaders from across the country to weigh in on education trends for 2021. Here's what they had to say.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Editor

    January 14, 2021

  • 11 Most-Read Shaped Blogs of 2020

    11 Most-Read Shaped Blogs of 2020

    Before we say goodbye to 2020, we want to highlight the most-read Shaped blogs, written with you in mind as you navigated this most unusual year.

    Christine Condon
    Shaped Editor-in-Chief

    December 17, 2020

  • 5 Tips for Teaching Online Classes Live

    5 Tips for Teaching Online Classes Live

    Use these tips for teaching online to ensure students stay engaged in the virtual classroom. When live teaching online, set expectations for students and leverage your colleagues as a resource.

    Adam Drummond, EdD
    Associate Partner, ICLE

    December 10, 2020

  • The Latest Trends in Educational Technology

    The Latest Trends in Educational Technology

    Explore eight of the latest trends in educational technology—including differentiation, the use of big data, and virtual reality—as digital tools become more important than ever in K-12 education.

    Jordan Friedman
    Shaped Editor

    November 04, 2020

  • Welcome to the Connected Era: Digital Learning Comes of Age

    Welcome to the Connected Era: Digital Learning Comes of Age

    Whereas “blended” teaching and learning was the 2010s, “connected” teaching and learning will be the 2020s. The coronavirus was the forcing function that made it so.

    John "Jack" Lynch
    President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, HMH

    April 30, 2020

  • You've Got Mail: How to Teach Email Writing to Students

    You've Got Mail: How to Teach Email Writing to Students

    Learn how to teach email writing to students and focus on proper email etiquette so they can ask questions and send greetings to teachers, school staff, and even parents.

    Sally Doulton
    Teacher, Manhasset Secondary School, New York

    February 11, 2020

  • Using Social Media for Teacher Professional Development

    Using Social Media for Teacher Professional Development

    Start using social media for teacher professional development to network with other educators, follow trends, and share resources. The value of social media for professional growth should not be understated.

    Jordan Friedman
    Shaped Editor

    January 16, 2020

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