October 7, 2018

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Build Up Character & Make Wise Choices

Help students to learn character development with the six ethical traits celebrated during CHARACTER COUNTS® Week. And educate elementary and secondary students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol during Red Ribbon Week. 


This is the 25th year that CHARACTER COUNTS! Week will be celebrated! We recognize the importance of character during the 3rd week of October each year. Read all about the framework (Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, and more).

Learn more about character development »

Red Ribbon Week

Engage your students with helpful resources about the dangers of drugs and alcohol for Red Ribbon Week. Use this collection to plan events, projects, and activities for drug and alcohol prevention. Information for all grade levels is available.

Educate students about drug and alcohol safety »

Convenient Professional Learning

Read our recent post highlighting suggestions for working with students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). And Tuesdays, we continue with our hands-on OK2Ask sessions! Join us this Tuesday (10/9) at 7pm ET to learn about 3 cool digital writing tools that support, scaffold, and engage learners in literacy instruction!

Sensory Processing Awareness Month

Learn how 1 in 20 Americans are affected by Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder. Find resources to use to help your students who have SPD with science, math, and more. Read the suggestions and tips by the author.

Educate yourself about SPD »

Learn about 3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing

Join OK2Ask this Tuesday (10/9) 7 pm ET for our free digital writing virtual workshop! Learn to use digital writing tools that facilitate the planning and implementation of engaging lessons in support of literacy standards.

Learn the details about the session »

Even More to Explore This October

Our medley of event happenings this month includes resources for ADHD Awareness Month, National Metric Week, and comics! This week we also TAKE-OFF with our Globetracker geography unit for grades 2-5. And of course, we'd like to hear from you on our weekly poll! 

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Empower Your Students

ADHD Awareness Month

This collection of resources is tagged especially for empowering your ADHD students and yourself! Read the most recent research on ADHD, learn more about the disorder, and find tools to engage your students with lower levels of attention.

Access ADHD interactives, podcasts, more »

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Teach the Metric System!

National Metric Week

Search through this curated collection by topic to discover abundant resources related to math as well as metric system tools for students. Explore our measurement resources, divided into grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12.

Help students understand the value of the metric system »

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Create Comics in Any Subject Area

Get them Laughing - with Comics

The year was 1950 and a new comic strip was published, which went on to become one of the most famous ever created: Peanuts! Share this historical tidbit with your students and challenge them to create their own comics with one of the shared tools.

Use comics in your classroom as a tool for learning »

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It Is Time to TAKE-OFF!

Globetracker's Mission

Our mission begins now! Join our traveling teens, Geo and Meri, as they navigate around the world! Visit all 7 continents and learn geography terms, find famous landmarks, and practice map-reading skills. Each week lets the readers choose what is next!

Get students in grades 2-5 started with Geo and Meri! »

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Share Your Thoughts

Weekly Poll: Drug and Alcohol Education

When does your school start educating students about Red Ribbon Week? Share your choice on our weekly poll. Read the results of other participants after you "cast your vote."

Share your response »

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