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New Year, New Ideas for Your Lessons

We’re sharing resources to recognize Universal Letter Writing Week, National Mentoring Month, and Kid Inventor Day this week. You’ll also find a professional learning unit related to classroom management. 

Universal Letter Writing Week

Universal Letter Writing Week aims to recognize letter writing and encourage everyone to take up pen and paper to write a personal letter. View this blog post to learn about letter-writing tools, activities, and strategies.

Bring letter writing into your classroom »

January is National Mentoring Month

This collection includes resources to help teachers mentor students at all grade levels. Find tools to help students prepare for college or future careers, anti-violence tools, and ways to empower girls.

Explore tools to coach, lead, teach, and mentor in your classroom and beyond »

Kid Inventor Day

Kid Inventor Day (January 17) is a wonderful time to inspire your students by introducing them to famous inventors. This TeachersFirst Reading Trek is about George Washington Carver, who was born a slave but became an agricultural scientist and inventor.

Inspire the spirit of invention with the story and activities »

Classroom Management

Effective classroom management is one of the keys to a thriving learning environment for students and teachers. Complete these professional learning modules (divided by grade range) and earn a professional learning certificate.

Learn new classroom management strategies for all grades »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Registration is open for our winter season of free OK2Ask virtual workshops. We are also sharing a blog post related to classroom management, and we kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 

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Winter OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

Our winter OK2Ask virtual workshops offer new topics and a few returning favorites. Don't miss our first of seven sessions, "Save Time, Enhance Learning, and Maximize Resources with TeachersFirst," to learn more about what we have to offer!

Register to learn about tools for digital reading, Twee, and more »

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Building a Positive Classroom Culture: The Role of Effective Classroom Management

Effective classroom management isn’t just about rules and routines; it’s a tapestry of engagement, empowerment, and collaboration. This recent blog post offers several ways proper classroom management can foster a positive classroom climate.

Discover new strategies to try in your class »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "What will you do to recognize Kid Inventor Day?" Share your reply and immediately view the responses of other educators.

Bring the spirit of invention to your students »

Six More Areas to Explore

Discover six additional resources available at TeachersFirst.

Classroom Planning Calendar

Classroom Connection Events

Special Topics

Professional Learning Log

Reading Treks

Martin Luther King, Jr Resources

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