April 2, 2023
April brings Jazz Appreciation Month, National Park Week, D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day, and English Language Day. This week’s resources will help you create powerful lessons related to these four topics.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Leverage our collection related to Autism Awareness to enhance your lessons and check out a group of resources related to Move More Month. Invest in yourself with free, quality professional learning and refresh your teaching toolbox by joining our upcoming OK2Ask® virtual workshop on Tuesday and our Twitter chat on Thursday. Finally, we kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll.
Increase awareness and understanding
According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 36 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Help increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and Asperger’s and find practical methods to help these students succeed.
Resources to get your students moving
Whether used in PE, during movement breaks, or at other times in your lessons, the resources in this curated list will get students in all grades moving and help them learn about sports, dance, exercise, and other forms of movement.
Tuesday, 4/4, 7 PM ET
TeachersFirst Reading Treks are built using Google Maps to chronicle a character's journey throughout a book. Each stop along the way adds to student comprehension as they explore the information, images, and videos embedded in the map.
Thursday, 4/6, 8 PM ET
Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. We will discuss strategies for using Google My Maps as a teaching tool and explore Google My Maps features that are useful for the classroom.
Share your thoughts with our community
This week our poll asks, “Do you have D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) time in your class?” Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.
More Resources for Your Lessons
Take advantage of these six additional areas of TeachersFirst to find even more treasures for your lessons.
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