Nearly all schools in the United States shut down in the spring of 2020. More than a year later, every school district is grappling with reopening plans and confronting systemic problems magnified by the pandemic. The special, Disrupted: How COVID-19 Changed Education, focuses on Continue reading
When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. A lesson plan for grades 6-12 Continue reading
Watching this All About the Holidays video, we learn that Eleanor Roosevelt led the way to the establishment of an annual Teacher Appreciation Day on May 2 after receiving the suggestion in a teacher’s letter. (Eleanor, herself a teacher, would know the effort and spirit needed to teach well and the importance of expressing appreciation for teachers’ important work.)
In its desire to say “Thank You” to teachers, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Continue reading
In the past, self care could be perceived as selfish and mental health as something not to be discussed, at least not in public. Mental health now takes its place in importance alongside physical health, and Mental Health Awareness Month this May may take on heightened importance given the pressures of the pandemic.
PBS offers educational resources to promote self care
April is Autism Acceptance Month, and from autism to current events and much more, Sesame Street in Communities has a wealth of resources to support families!
Whether celebrating and supporting the uniqueness of every child or addressing difficult and tough times, parents and caregivers will discover intelligent resources for what matters most in young lives: health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and Continue reading
While the webinar Meeting the Moment With Project-Based Learning on April 1 promises to share key PBL elements and practices as well as supportive resources, there are simply too many resources to see in one hour! (Last post has webinar details.)
Teaching Project-Based Lessons | Sound Field, one of many Project Based Learning (PBL) resources at Continue reading
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a powerful teaching method based on student-driven inquiry, authentic engagement and real world impact. From the pandemic, to racial justice, to climate change, students’ concerns can be drivers of rigorous learning and community impact!
There may never be a better time than now to introduce PBL in your classrooms or expand its use. This Thursday, April 1, at 7:00pm, you’re invited to join Continue reading
Recent, tragic events in Atlanta have shed light on the prejudice and violence that can target Asian Americans, in particular women of Asian decent. PBS has a long history of documenting the history and contributions of racial and ethnic groups that make our country strong.
At PBS LearningMedia such programming becomes powerful classroom resources that Continue reading
Early educators have long recognized the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL). With many children experiencing less socialization during the pandemic, PBS resources for social and emotional development can Continue reading
Women’s History Month provides great teaching moments to learn about inspiring women, especially from PBS sources such as American Experience and PBS LearningMedia.
American Experience brings to life compelling stories about women who lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and Continue reading