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From Our Teachers, #TeacherAppreciationDay2022

We want to share our appreciation and gratitude for the educators that are changing the world every day. Read these short journal entries from educators across the country on what they were inspired by or what they discovered in the past few years.

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Little Learners Bloom with the Teach Your Way Collection

Growing as a reader. Growing as a writer. Exploring the 5 senses. Understanding spatial skills. These early learning skills are some that every teacher strives to teach their young learners. PBS LearningMedia helps children learn these necessary skills and gain confidence, grow and blossom. Find the whole resource set in the Teach Your Way collection of PBS LearningMedia. 

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Using Media for Classroom Learning and FUN

The daily to-do list, the daily news, the daily schedule - how in the world can we as educators be thinking about FUN!? It's the last thing on our minds. And, if we as adults feel like we are getting lost in our days, what about our learners? We know that classroom curriculum can come off as repetitive and not engaging, but don't worry. We are here to offer some simple ways to spice up your days and spark classroom engagement and fun through media integration into your classroom. Whether it's co-viewing videos, reimagining...

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Experimenting and Exploring the Wonders of Nature with Young Learners

As teachers began the 2021 school year, we may have discovered many lapses in our students’ social skills. Without regular access to extended family members and friends because of the pandemic, we’ve had to specifically target teaching and practicing the ever important social skills that are foundational to learning. I'm excited to share a few of my class's favorite lessons -- keep reading for fun, engaging ways to learn about the changing seasons. 

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10 Resources for your Classroom in 2022

Let’s turn the calendar page and say goodbye 2021 – welcome 2022! Let’s unpack the latest, together.

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Thinking Things Through with Alma’s Way

We go through the thinking process all day, every day, as we sift through SO MANY big and small ideas. In the classroom, students go through the thinking process independently and with their peers often. The ideas they consider can lead to both wonderful discoveries and powerful learning experiences. In the PBS KIDS property, Alma’s Way, 6-year old Alma elevates the process of thinking through things while modeling self-awareness, responsibility, and decision making.

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Using the Change of Seasons to Spark Curiosity and Encourage Exploration

The PBS Changing Seasons collection helps our students expand their thinking while also opening their eyes to the world around us. The creative ideas for additional activities and extensions enhance the available media resources. My preschoolers are really enjoying these experiential activities -- we are having fun while learning inside and outside the classroom.

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Missing Narratives: Uncovering Untold Histories

Imagine being in a bookstore, picking up a book and reading the description in the back. You like what you read, so you decide to read the book but….OH NO! Every other chapter is missing! Would you truly understand the full story? Would you even really know what happened?  Many times, the texts and curricula used in our classrooms are missing critical chapters. This impacts our students’ ability to learn and understand multiple perspectives. Do they truly even know what happened? 

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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | November

This month’s loving conversation between educators Elroy “EJ” Johnson and Vanessa Cronin about POV’s La Casa De Mama Icha celebrates the heart of Watch Club After Show. EJ and Vanessa reflect on the unique power of documentary films to affirm and reflect students’ and educator’s experiences, with particular focus on the immigrant experience and the concept of home. EJ and Vanessa discuss the vital importance of fostering empathy in students and share tools, including a lesson plan, to bring the film and its themes into...

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