Shaped

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

Podcast: LaQuisha in Baltimore, Maryland, for Teachers in America
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff

Meet LaQuisha Hall, 2018 Baltimore City Teacher of the Year, as she talks about teaching in the community of Baltimore, using social media as a teacher, and being a survivor of sexual abuse and a former ward of the state.

Learning Moments: Teachers in America Podcast Season 2
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff

New episodes for 2020! Hosted by Noelle Morris; a podcast for teachers, celebrating teachers. Hear firsthand from the K-12 teachers who are shaping young lives around the country every day.

Self-Care for Teachers: Why and How to Make It a Priority
Adam Drummond, EdD
Director of Professional Learning, ICLE

Educator wellness matters because unhealthy teachers can’t help students.

5 Reading Resolutions for 2020: #1. Start Right, Finish Strong
Francie Alexander
Chief Research Officer, HMH

HMH's Chief Research Officer examines how recent research can lead the way to improving literacy outcomes for our learners and unlocking their potential as readers.

THE LATEST
How to Hold an Invention Convention in Your School
Because research shows engineering can help students understand what they can do with the knowledge they learn in science, encouraging them to invent and create is a natural outcome.
Shaped Staff
January 23, 2020
How to Get Students Engaged in Reading: 5 Tips for Teachers
Try these techniques and strategies to help lessen the time it takes to unlock a passion for literacy and encourage students to read.
Charmion Mohning
Secondary Reading Coordinator, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
January 22, 2020
Learning Moments: Teachers in America Podcast Season 2
New episodes for 2020! Hosted by Noelle Morris; a podcast for teachers, celebrating teachers. Hear firsthand from the K-12 teachers who are shaping young lives around the country every day.
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
January 21, 2020
Meet Noelle Morris: Host of Teachers in America Podcast
Get to know veteran educator, the original READ 180 teacher, and host of our HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in America podcast: Noelle Morris.
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
Noelle Morris
Director of Professional Events, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
January 17, 2020
Using Social Media for Teacher Professional Development
Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram enable teachers to network with other educators, follow education trends, share resources, and post about student achievements.
Jordan Friedman
Shaped Staff
January 16, 2020
Hook Students Through the Heartstrings With Poetry
Use this downloadable lesson plan by Poet Glenis Redmond in your classroom, and you can discover a lot of surprising and touching information about your students and their lives.
Charmion Mohning
Secondary Reading Coordinator, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Dionna Smith
ELA and READ 180 Teacher, Thornton Middle School, Texas
Sandra Windham
READ 180 Teacher, Cypress Creek High School, Texas
January 13, 2020
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