Brenda Iasevoli

Brenda Iasevoli

Shaped Executive Editor

Brenda Iasevoli is a lead copywriter at HMH. She has worked as an editor for TIME Magazine For Kids, a blogger for Education Week, and a freelance writer for The Hechinger Report. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, including theatlantic.com, nbcnews.com, and The Washington Post. Before becoming a journalist, she was a fourth grade teacher in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

Brenda Iasevoli is a lead copywriter at HMH. She has worked as an editor for TIME Magazine For Kids, a blogger for Education Week, and a freelance writer for The Hechinger Report. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, including theatlantic.com, nbcnews.com, and The Washington Post. Before becoming a journalist, she was a fourth grade teacher in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

  • Teach the 5 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

    Teach the 5 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

    The 5 social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) are crucial to students’ learning and growth. Explore the competencies and strategies for helping students achieve them.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • Talking to Kids about Scary News

    Talking to Kids about Scary News

    Read key tips for teachers and parents on talking to children about troubling events in the news.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • 2022 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

    2022 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

    We came up with some extra special ways to make this a happy Teacher Appreciation Week. Try one of these ideas to show your gratitude for the educators in your life.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • 11 Education Trends to Watch in 2022

    11 Education Trends to Watch in 2022

    We asked ed leaders from across the country to weigh in on education trends for 2022. Here's what they had to say.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • 12 Classroom New Year's Activities for Students

    12 Classroom New Year's Activities for Students

    Ready for a fresh start in your classroom? Say goodbye to the old and hello to the new with our fun New Year's activities for students.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • Building Respect for Teachers: What Can Be Done?

    Building Respect for Teachers: What Can Be Done?

    Our latest Educator Confidence Report shows many teachers don't feel that respect for the profession has increased in the last year, after feeling an initial surge of appreciation at the start of the pandemic. Here’s what can be done.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • 9/11 Activities for Elementary Students

    9/11 Activities for Elementary Students

    How do you teach younger students about the September 11, 2001 attacks and their impact? We've got you covered with these 9/11 activities for elementary school.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • Nine 9/11 Activities & Lesson Plans for the Classroom

    Nine 9/11 Activities & Lesson Plans for the Classroom

    Looking for ways to help your students understand the September 11 terror attacks and their impact? Use these 9/11 activities and lesson plans designed for middle and high school classrooms.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • 6 Virtual End-of-School Year Celebration Ideas

    6 Virtual End-of-School Year Celebration Ideas

    School will soon be out. Give your students a special send-off with these virtual end-of-school-year celebration ideas.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

    Alicia Ivory
    Shaped Editor

  • Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week 2022: How to Celebrate Remotely

    Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week 2022: How to Celebrate Remotely

    Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! We've created 2022 virtual Teacher Appreciation Week ideas during COVID-19 just for you. Explore ways administrators, parents, caregivers, and students can show their appreciation for teachers—this week and all year long.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

  • Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas from Principals and Administrators

    Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas from Principals and Administrators

    Looking for the perfect way to say “Thank-you” to educators? We’ve collected Teacher Appreciation Week ideas from principals and administrators across the country. Feel free to steal or revamp them as you please.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Executive Editor

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