September 3, 2023

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Engage Your Students in September

September offers many opportunities to introduce classroom learning activities and resources, including the four diverse topics in this section. View the related collections to find free resources to use with your students! 

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is always held on the Sunday after Labor Day and is an ideal time to recognize and celebrate our connections to older generations. Find resources your students can use to create projects with a grandparent in this collection.

Honor the vital role that grandparents play »

National Piano Month

National Piano Month was created as an opportunity to share piano-related projects that promote musical development and the joy of playing this wonderful instrument. Find virtual piano lessons and more in this collection.

Learn to play the piano (and other instruments!) virtually »

World War II

World War II began on September 1, 1939. Read about how the war impacted Japanese-American families and use this Reading Trek to help your students connect literature to the places and real-world events of World War II.

Explore the Reading Trek for “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” »

National Online Learning Day

National Online Learning Day was created to celebrate the value of online learning and recognize progress and advancements in remote/distance learning. This curated list of resources shares many tools that are ideal for online learning.

Find new tools to try during your remote or blended learning lessons »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Celebrate National Read a Book Day with free audiobooks! We also invite you to join us at our upcoming Twitter Chat (don’t miss the related blog post!) and to check out a global collaboration opportunity. Finally, we kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll.

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Wednesday, September 6th

National Read a Book Day

Books can transport us to places that we have never imagined. National Read a Book Day encourages book lovers to bring new worlds to life through reading or listening to books! Peruse this collection of free audio book resources.

Discover audio books to share with your students »

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Thursday, 9/7, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: Rewards of Retrieval

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, we will define and discuss the essential elements of retrieval practice and collaborate on ideas for integrating retrieval across your curriculum.

Share tech tools and resources that support retrieval practice »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Using Retrieval Practice to Boost Student Learning

Skim through this recent blog post to learn more about retrieval practice. Read the before or after attending our Twitter chat this week. This post shares strategies, activities, definitions, and a link to a recorded virtual workshop on the same topic.

Check out this new blog post »

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Make global connections

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from other students worldwide. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Explore XW1W and join the journey »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week, our poll asks, "What social media platform do you use most to find teaching ideas and resources?" View the responses of other educators once you click submit.

Where do you search for ideas and resources? »

More Resources for Your Lessons

Take advantage of these six additional areas of TeachersFirst to find even more treasures for your lessons. 

Classroom Planning Calendar

Classroom Connection Events

Special Topics

Reading Treks

Resources Related to 9/11

Constitution Day

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