During Teacher Appreciation Week, we again look to Fred Rogers’ for his wisdom and gratitude in order to express our appreciation to the legions of regional teachers working hard to keep students learning during the COVID-10 pandemic.
As this video reveals, one characteristic of powerful teachers is Continue reading
Sesame Street offers fun, caring and intelligent support during the COVID-19 health crisis as families everywhere are creating a “for now normal.”
Children thrive with structure in their lives, and they learn best through play — even in everyday moments. Teachers/parents also need support to maintain this structure. That’s why Sesame Street Continue reading
On Earth Day 2020 our shared crisis keeps most of us close to home. Perhaps now more than ever we need to be resourceful in celebrating our planet and keeping it and ourselves healthy into the future.
As we inhabit Earth during these uncharted times, we can lift our spirits by appreciating individuals like Rachel Carson who, at great sacrifice, Continue reading
Many of us have already fallen in love with Molly of Denali — a pint-sized bundle of joy, from a small village in Alaska, who uses a vlog to share her daily adventures. She is curious and never far from a question that can’t be investigated using informational text — the show’s main learning objective.
You can join in a three part virtual professional learning series for educators and caregivers to discover Continue reading
Daniel Tiger is beloved by children who may be especially comforted by his friendship right now when other friends have to keep their distance.
Among a wealth of resources, you can join Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood author Angela Santomero in a very special Continue reading
Perhaps you saw the story last weekend, 4-Year-Old Girl, Lost in the Woods for 48 Hours, Is Found Unharmed. Contributing to this joyful news was the little girl’s delightful telling of her story, which her mother recorded and shared on FaceBook.
Among the lessons we can take from her story is Continue reading
This wonderful slideshow is composed of photographs from families in response to a recent 413 Families/Familias request to share how they’re learning at home. From these images, we can see that families are finding ways to learn together during this challenging time away from school.
As we’ve been doing here, we’ll continue to share resources for distant learning, including 413 Families/Familias, which is
One of our top priorities right now is to help parents and educators fill educational gaps while schools are closed. To this end, we’ll continue sharing PreK-12 resources to serve your present needs. We hope you’ll share them with colleagues, parents and families who might benefit from them.
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