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

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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona shares his 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week message and details the Department of Education's "Raise the Bar: Lead the World" effort.

Christine Condon
Shaped Editor-in-Chief

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Save time and money with these cheap end-of-year gifts for students from teachers.

Onalee Smith
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This article explains what is procedural fluency in math. Common myths are explored, along with how procedural fluency changes across grades.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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These 7 end of year science activities will help teachers find projects and experiments suited to teaching science at the end of a school year.

Alexa Dowlen
Learning Experience Design, K–12 Science

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Interventionist Becky Walker discusses how she leverages technology to differentiate instruction for her diverse student population.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Create a memorable send-off to the school year and save time preparing by using these free printable end-of-year gift tags for students.

Onalee Smith
Shaped Contributor

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Introduce your students to the excitement of science with a physical space in the classroom dedicated to hands-on learning.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Honor our home planet with these 9 Earth Day activities and games for elementary students.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Learn how to implement the 5E model of science instruction and download a 5E science lesson to use in your classroom.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Use these 13 Women’s History Month books for elementary students and activities to teach about women’s contributions to history.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

9 Black History Month Science Activities and Experiments

Use these Black History Month science activities and experiments to teach students about notable scientists and inventors.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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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Try these fun 2024 Groundhog Day activities for elementary students in your classroom.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Try these collecting data lesson plans for 1st and 2nd grade to introduce students to tally charts and other ways to collect and interpret data.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Series of folding shapes activities for 1st and 2nd graders to practice symmetry and geometry concepts

Mikayla Capestrani
Educator

Alyssa Fuller
Math Intervention Teacher; Learning Experience Designer, HMH

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Try creating choice boards for students. These activity menus are a great way to differentiate learning, which can increase student engagement and improve academic outcomes.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn more about personal learning goals for students and why helping students set them is an important responsibility for educators.

Jennifer Prescott
Shaped Contributor

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Try these real-life math problems with solutions in your classroom, which are open-ended projects with a range of possible answers.

Shaped Staff

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