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5 Ways to Explore the Outdoors With Elinor Wonders Why

Exploring the outdoors is a hands-on way of learning about the environment and the world around you. In Elinor Wonders Why outdoor activities are common amongst the curious trio Elinor, Ari, and Olive. Here are 5 activities that will assist you in exploring your creativity, curiosity, and most importantly the outdoors.

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5 Ways to Learn, Explore and Celebrate Winter All Year

Winter activities and books are fun for all because not all students know what winter is like. Winter is the perfect time to introduce students to different customs, cultures, animals, activities, and more to explore the world. Have fun learning about the most wonderful time of the year, all year long!

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POV Watch Club: Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better

As we do this work of reflection and growth, it is our responsibility as educators to better understand how media can manipulate facts, truths, and histories. We need to provide the learners in our care with the tools they will need to discern fact from fiction, propaganda from informational texts, and perhaps most importantly - history from harmful mythologies. As you take lessons from this moment, it is crucial to cultivate these critical media literacy skills within your professional practice as you continue deepening your...

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10 Resources for your Classroom in 2021

This year has been full of compromises especially when it comes to learning. This one's for you and there is no need to compromise. In this New Year, there is nothing you can’t overcome in your classrooms - look at all the things you accomplished in 2020! With these PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia resources ready at hand, this year is a new opportunity to engage with your students and inspire them with resources for the classroom, ideas for out of school activities, teaching tips, toolkits, and more. 

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Game On! Gamifying Lesson Planning

Educators, are you ready for a challenge? An escape from everyday professional learning? Test your “breakout” skills in our PBS Breakout EDU challenge that will not only introduce you to all the ways you can use PBS LearningMedia in your classroom (virtual or in-person), but will also inspire you to gamify learning for your students! Educators, challenge yourself and go through these fun games yourself. OR get a group of fellow educators together and play along! *To add an element of fun, try timing yourself. Can...

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Attacking Snack Time: Fostering Healthy Appetites and Attitudes

As teachers of young children, it is our responsibility to help cultivate healthy habits around food in our classrooms.

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The Power of Teachers: Ordinary People Can Change the World

The teacher who changed my life didn’t do it by encouraging her students to stand on their desks, like John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Or by toting a baseball bat through the halls, like Principal Clark in Lean on Me. She did it in a much simpler way: by telling me I was good at something.

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Back to School with PBS KIDS: Design an Inclusive Classroom

No classroom can be successful without a sense of community and community doesn’t work if everyone isn’t included. This doesn’t happen by accident. It’s an environment that needs to be intentionally scaffolded. Inclusion is something that has to be designed. Here are some things to think about. 

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Using Pinkalicious & Peterrific to Encourage Kindness

When our students come to school, most times they are carrying more than just a backpack full of school supplies, books and homework. They are coming with a hungry stomach, a sleepless night, an angry parent, unfair punishment, anxiety about being teased or bullied, a bad hair day, incomplete homework, or other external and internal stressors.  With that in mind, making time to create a card can really emphasize the importance of showing kindness to one another.

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