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Use these SEL World Kindness Day activities and ideas for the International Day for Tolerance to ensure that every day includes a little (or a lot of!) kindness in your school.

Christine Condon
Shaped Editor-in-Chief

WF1594551 Shaped 2022 Blog Post Breaking Numbers Apart Hero

Breaking numbers apart in math can have many mathematical meanings. See how to break numbers apart using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Alyssa Fuller
Math Intervention Teacher; Learning Experience Designer, HMH

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Try these fall activities for elementary students in your classroom that put a twist on common fall themes.

Shaped Staff

Classroom management strategies for elementary HERO

Get your new school year off to a great start by implementing these classroom management strategies for elementary teachers.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Try these space and constellation activities for elementary school science that are intended to work with the 2022 Artemis 1 rocket launch.

Alexa Dowlen
Learning Experience Design, K–12 Science

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Get students reading, writing, and learning more about the importance of literacy with these 2024 International Literacy Day activities.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

Welcome back to school activities ideas for students HERO

Try out these welcome-back-to-school activities and ideas for students to usher in the new school year.

Ali Habashi
Former Shaped Editor

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Teacher and author of "I Wish My Teacher Knew", Kyle Schwartz, discusses how she helps students feel empowered to make a difference.

Christine Condon
Shaped Editor-in-Chief

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Explore these back-to-school science activities and experiments for the first day of science class.

Shaped Staff

First-Day-of-School Get-to-Know-You Activities

Try these back-to-school getting-to-know-you activities to help students discover more about their classmates on the first day of class.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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These math icebreakers are games and activities that span all grades to help math teachers get students practicing math while getting to know one another.

Shaped Staff

WF1594101 How to Estimate Length Hero

Get step-by-step instructions on how to elicit thoughtful questions and responses to tasks that ask students to estimate length.

Shaped Staff

WF1569351 Shaped 2022 Blog Post Differentiated Instruction Strategies for English Language Learners Hero1

Help prepare ELL students with support resources that benefit your multilingual learners.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn more about response to intervention (RTI), a three-tier system to identify how to help support your students in the classroom.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Have your students use our free Venn diagram graphic organizer template to organize their ideas.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

WF1561562 Shaped 2022 Blog Post Effective Classroom Management Strategies for new teachers

What makes an effective first year teacher? Developing a successful classroom management strategy is an important first step on your teacher journey.

Samuel Gonzalez
Shaped Contributor

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Round out the school year with a party to remember by trying out some of these end of school year celebration ideas..

Ali Habashi
Former Shaped Editor

Classroom jobs for elementary students hero

Discover why classroom jobs for elementary students are a win-win for teachers and students.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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