September 6, 2020
As we settle into the beginning of the school year, we know teachers are feeling the pressure to keep students connected and engaged as they learn outside the classroom. TeachersFirst has a variety of resources to help, including a new book club that focuses on using popular literature to start important discussions and the new release of MySciLife.
Learn Literacy this September
September is both College Savings Month and Library Card Sign-Up Month, the perfect time to teach your students about two important concepts: media literacy and financial literacy.
Fall Professional Learning
TeachersFirst® is offering several professional learning opportunities this fall, including a new book club and the return of our weekly OK2Ask® virtual workshops. Register now and add to your teaching toolbox!
Discover More This September
This month offers us an eclectic mix of observances to celebrate. September is National Piano Month and Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15th. Don't forget to check out the blog and give your input on our weekly poll.
Celebrate Hispanic heritage
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and the important contributions of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America with this collection of projects and classroom activities.
Play an instrument...virtually!
Although National Piano Month is recognized in September, you can learn how to play a musical instrument any time! Check out the resources in this list to find virtual musical instruments, remote learning lessons, and other musical finds.
Infusing Technology Blog
As summer draws to a close, we turn our focus on back-to-school preparations. Whether your school is back in person, using a hybrid or blended approach, or learning virtually, building community is key. Find helpful tools and strategies in this blog post.
Share your thoughts with our community
This week, our poll asks: "How do you plan to build community during the beginning of the school year?" Share your plans with other educators and view the results when you click submit.
6 More Resources to Discover
Dive into these areas of specialized content and helpful resources on TeachersFirst!
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