Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff

Onalee is Senior Content Marketing Manager at HMH, where she serves as a leader of the Shaped blog community and produces HMH’s new podcast, HMH Learning Moments. Prior to HMH, Onalee marketed children’s and young adult books, including bestselling and award-winning authors like Veronica Roth, Jacqueline Woodson, Marie Lu, Garth Nix, Adam Gidwitz, and more. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in editing, writing, and media and international affairs.

Onalee is Senior Content Marketing Manager at HMH, where she serves as a leader of the Shaped blog community and produces HMH’s new podcast, HMH Learning Moments. Prior to HMH, Onalee marketed children’s and young adult books, including bestselling and award-winning authors like Veronica Roth, Jacqueline Woodson, Marie Lu, Garth Nix, Adam Gidwitz, and more. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in editing, writing, and media and international affairs.

BLOG POSTS
Start a Classroom Service Project and Support Student Voice
Get your class invested in giving back this holiday season by sharing the story of Bana Alabed, a Syrian refugee living in Turkey, and asking students how they can help others who might be suffering.
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
December 03, 2019
Podcast: Future Skills for Fact-Checking Online Fakes
Listen to a podcast on teaching media literacy in the classroom and developing effective media literacy programs in schools, featuring Katy Byron (MediaWise at Poynter) and Erik Palmer (author and former teacher).
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
November 19, 2019
Podcast: Teaching Impeachment and Controversial Issues
Listen to a 15-minute conversation about how teachers can facilitate difficult classroom discussions, particularly considering questions that may arise about the impeachment inquiry currently in the news.
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
November 12, 2019
Podcast: Preparing Future Voters and the Influence of Educators
Listen to a podcast on the objectives of civic education, the role of schools in teaching civics, and how to remain non-partisan while creating informed future voters. Featuring Sylvia Acevedo (CEO, Girl Scouts) and Dr. Emma Humphries (Chief Education Officer, iCivics).
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
October 29, 2019
Children's Books About Disabilities and Being Different

Teach students about dyslexia, autism, and more through reading children's books about being different. Use this list to build the best classroom library—including children's books about disabilities and special needs.
Onalee Smith
Shaped Staff
October 24, 2019