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Understanding the Benefits of Personalized Learning

Learn more about the benefits of personalized learning to help guide you when implementing it in your classroom.

Teachers in America Briana Morales

Podcast: Helping Students Heal Through Writing with Briana Morales

2024 Illinois State Teach of the Year Briana Morales shares how she uses healing-centered engagement and storytelling to empower her students. Plus she shares writing activities to engage students in identity work and how to start a classroom dignity closet to help students in need.

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Belonging School Kentwood

See how teachers and curricula work together to create a sense of belonging and academic success in the fourth most diverse district in the nation.

Christine Condon
Shaped Editor-in-Chief

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

Strategies for math intervention hero

These math intervention strategies for struggling students provide lessons, activities, and ideas to support Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 math students who are two or more years behind grade level.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn about translanguaging and code-switching and how they relate to addressing the needs of multilingual learners.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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

Fun Black History Month Activities For Kids 2

Download these fun Black History Month activities for elementary and middle school students to teach your class about African American history.

Jordan Friedman
Former Shaped Editor

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Find instructional strategies to teach vocabulary to English language learners.

Dana Leon
Shaped Contributor

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Intervention in school is defined, and key insights into how to provide effective intervention are provided.

Dr. Bonnie Cochran
Director of Academic Planning and Analytics, HMH

WF1869805 Shaped 2023 Blog Post Veterans Day HERO

Hear from HMH’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer on why honoring Veterans Day is an important part of our culture at HMH.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

National hispanic heritage month 2021 hero

Use these National Hispanic Heritage Month activities and lesson ideas to honor Hispanic American contributions and influences in our society.

Daniel Poremba
Senior Tier II Specialist, HMH

WF1799180 Shaped 2023 Blog Post Scaffolding Strategies for ELL Students Hero

What is scaffolding and how does it help ELL students? Read to learn about scaffolding for ELL students, including benefits and best practices.

Dana Leon
Shaped Contributor

Pride Hero

Hear from HMH Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Benita Flucker, on why LGBTQ+ students have the right to feel respected, to feel affirmed, and to know that they have agency.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

WF1742327 Shaped 2023 Blog Post How to Support Multilingual Learners

Find best practices to support multilingual learners (MLLs) in the classroom.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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This article is to help with understanding MTSS, PBIS, and RTI, explaining the differences and strategies for providing students with effective intervention.

Alexandra Lebensburger
Educator, Attorney, and Mediator

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Find strategies and best practices on how to build background knowledge for ELLs.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Female teacher and students in the classroom

To honor Women’s History Month, HMH's Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer shares a personal story that highlights how far women have come and how much work there is yet to do.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

WF1714365 Graphic Organizers for ELL Students hero

Find a collection of graphic organizer to help ELL students build vocabulary, compare and contrast, and activate prior knowledge.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Dr. Bethune and her students in a line

Join HMH's Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer as she explores the “why” of Black History Month and how it intersects with her work, her passion, and the mission of HMH.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Famous Female Scientists

Teach students about eight famous women in science by downloading these posters. These women have contributed to fields ranging from engineering to astronomy to chemistry.

Shaped Staff

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