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and shaping the future of education.* 

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A Fresh Approach to Intervention Is Boosting Achievement in a Michigan School District

Hear from educators about a new approach to intervention that’s raising student achievement in the Wayne-Westland Community School District, outside Detroit.

Claudia Singkornrat Teachers in America podcast

Podcast: The 4-Day School Week with Dr. Claudia Singkornrat

Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Dr. Claudia Singkornrat gives insight on her school’s 4-day schedule and how it impacts student learning.

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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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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

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From nursery rhymes to absurdist poetry to rap, these activities will help your middle or high school class celebrate National Poetry Month this April.

Ali Habashi
Former Shaped Editor

What is Pi Day and why do we celebrate it?

What is Pi Day and why do we celebrate It? Learn about the history of the holiday and how to celebrate Pi Day in the classroom.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Get your whole class feeling the love this February 14. Try these Valentine’s Day activities for middle school and high school students.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Get your elementary students hooked on math with these games and activities.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn how to teach the Holocaust in schools and overcome the challenges of teaching this subject with these insights and guidelines from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

HMH Staff

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A history of pi is given, showing how mathematicians across the West and East have contributed to our understanding of the constant pi.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Students need to believe that they belong in their learning environment. Learn about the importance of classroom community—and ways to foster positivity.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

Integrated curriculum no subject is an island hero

Learn the benefits of an integrated curriculum, along with how instruction can be integrated across subjects and standards.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Fourth-grade teacher Perry Hollins shares tips for teaching current events through an SEL lens.

Perry Hollins
Fourth-Grade Teacher, Evanston/Skokie School District, Illinois

Q and a with sharroky hollie culturally responsive teaching

Dr. Sharroky Hollie, an expert on culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning, shares his insights on resilience during a pandemic, trends in education, and advice for education leaders.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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¡Bienvenidos a Tiempo en familia! We provide you with daily summer reading activities in Spanish about family and spending time together.

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¡Bienvenidos a Tiempo en familia! We provide you with daily summer reading activities in Spanish about family and spending time together.

Shaped Staff

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¡Bienvenidos a Tiempo en familia! We provide you with daily summer reading activities in Spanish about family and spending time together.

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Van a recibir lecciones de lectura para cinco días, con las que su hijo podrá explorar cómo ayudan las personas en nuestras comunidades.

Shaped Staff

Comm3

Van a recibir lecciones de lectura para cinco días, con las que su hijo podrá explorar cómo ayudan las personas en nuestras comunidades.

Shaped Staff

Comm1

Van a recibir lecciones de lectura para cinco días, con las que su hijo podrá explorar cómo ayudan las personas en nuestras comunidades.

Shaped Staff

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