September 5, 2021
Looking for a more in-depth professional learning opportunity this fall? Don’t miss our virtual fall book club! You’ll read popular books your students will love, participate in asynchronous weekly discussions with other educators, and learn how to turn your students’ interest in stories into thought-provoking discussions about identity, friendship, culture, and inclusion.
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Engage Your Students in September Events
September offers many classroom learning activities and resources, including the four diverse topics in this section. View the related collections to find resources to use with your students.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Don’t forget to register for our upcoming fall book club! We’re also sharing a content-related blog post, resources related to the anniversary of 9/11, and we kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll.
Use popular books to encourage critical thinking
Register now and save your spot in our free, member-only virtual book club designed to help educators use popular literature to start meaningful discussions about identity, diversity, and inclusion with their students.
20 Years Ago
Today's K-12 students weren't even born when 9/11 occurred. As educators, it’s imperative that we teach students about the events of that fateful day twenty years ago. Connect the past with current events and find age-appropriate resources to share.
Infusing Technology Blog
In honor of National College Savings Month, we’re sharing this blog post related to financial literacy—an important topic to teach all students. The younger students begin these lessons, the more prepared they are for the future!
Share your thought with our community
This week our poll asks, "Have you ever participated in a book club?" View the replies of other educators when you click to submit your choice.
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