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Creating Classroom Norms in this New Normal

With the start of the New York City public school year around the corner, I keep revisiting last Fall to consider what exactly I should attempt again and what I should leave behind. Of course, the beginning of the year is fun. It’s joyful to meet students, begin symbiotic relationships, and figure out what piques curiosity in different children. 

Voices in Education

7 Ways Teachers & School Leaders Can Support Students in a (Post) Pandemic Year

Shorter days, back-to-school sales, and shopping for new school outfits are all telltale signs that summer is coming to a close, signally that the first day of school is around the corner. Unfortunately, this year, the usual back-to-school excitement usually felt by students (and parents) is overshadowed by emerging concerns about the Delta variant and what it will mean for the new school year. 

PBS in the Classroom

Resources to Keep Your Class Engaged This School Year

Last year's quick transition from in-person learning to virtual learning took both educators and students by surprise. This transition created new lanes and means of teaching and learning -- teachers and parents are always in need of all the free, high quality resources! With so many unknowns about this school year, we will all be looking for even more easy to access resources. Luckily, PBS has curated a Back-to-School Collection that is just what you need to get the year started off on the right foot.

Virtual Professional Learning

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | August

This month, our featured film Pier Kids, reminds us to be conscious of what systems and structures are easy for us to ignore in our daily lives, and how a conditioned blindness to harmful aspects of society can limit our capacity to recognize beauty and brilliance in equal measure. 

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Missing from Texts: Critical Changemakers

Educators, as you construct your lesson plans this upcoming school year, scaffold these leaders and history that may not be in textbooks to provide a more inclusive and authentic snapshot of what it means to be a change-maker and leader!

PBS in the Classroom

Re-Thinking Hemingway in the Classroom

Living in the age of information, we find ourselves at a great crossroads for education. This is a time when we can do so much more than we ever thought possible, and so can those we teach. Though education has historically been used as a tool of colonization, both internal and external, in many ways, today’s educational landscape is without borders.

Virtual Professional Learning

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | July

In his 1963 address, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin spoke of the responsibilities that educators have in intervening in the world in order to change the world. He said, “The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it - at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is the only way societies change.” What do we do, teachers, when people with power weaponize myths and legislation to defend white supremacist ideas and structures? ...

PBS in the Classroom

Tips for Using Summer Resources All Year Round

Whether you're looking for music and dance activities, science experiments, family-friendly adventures, or learning about animals (plus more!), you will find media and activity resources in the Summer Camp PBS LearningMedia collection. We’ve gathered fun, exploratory resources for you to use as you plan summer fun. This collection of resources leverages fun, educational activities to include in your daily schedule, as well as resources to help seed ideas for introducing topics to your campers. Happy exploring!

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Feel Like Yourself Again

Teaching during a pandemic has undoubtedly been stressful, and it has left many teachers feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious. For many teachers, these feelings have led to burnout and compassion fatigue, and for others the significant demands of this new reality have caused depression. If you are experiencing burnout, adjust your routine and make a self-care plan that allows for more downtime.

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