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Back to School

Resources

Resources to help you get back in the teaching groove

Summertime is beginning its eclipse. The first school bell or virtual classroom notification will begin soon.

This is the time to prepare for teaching again.

We hope you’ve spent some of the summer to learn more about online teaching and pursuing professional development opportunities. If not, we’ve curated some resources to help you adapt to the current pandemic environment and build your skills. Whether you’re teaching in-class or from your keyboard.

Bonus: if you want to introduce a new type of resilience curriculum to students, learn about The Unbroken Curriculum (TM) – a curriculum that chronicles the incredible life of Louis Zamperini, a troubled youth turned U.S. Olympic runner, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor. The curriculum’s immersive teaching methods are designed to bring every student into the conversation, to participate in a learning environment that models hope, resilience, belonging, and purpose.

Teaching and Learning
Through COVID-19

From SHARE Professional Learning: The coronavirus has upended life for everyone. For teachers and students, the stress associated with this disease is compounded by suddenly moving their classrooms online.

As educators, we have overcome moments of crisis in the past by relying on one another, and we will do the same again. We at SHARE are helping in the following ways:

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Teaching Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Teaching Through the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 90-minute, self-paced course on the stresses and trauma specifically caused by responses to COVID-19, such as quarantine and social distancing. It also provides strategies to help teachers and their students remain strong during the pandemic – and beyond.

Your Reference Guide to Teaching Online

Educators across the world have been asked to teach online. Whether you’re a veteran teacher or just starting your practice, we’re here to help. Our free Guide to Teaching Online offers simple and practical tips as you recreate your learning environments in the digital setting.

Online Teaching

First-Day Activities

Teaching Styles & Concepts

Class Hacks & Activities

Toolkits

Explore some philosophy, current events, and thoughts about resilience from our handpicked, curated selection of book titles. And don’t forget to share the list with your fellow teachers, students, parents, and anyone else who may benefit from these great readings!

Discounts & Deals

Teachers: How to Find Cheap Books for Classrooms

Finding cheap books for classrooms can be a challenge. Sure, the school provides the standard texts, but if you want to introduce a new module, teach a new novel or stock a reading library in your classroom, you’ll usually have to find the necessary books and classroom material yourself. If you’re looking for affordable, quality…[]

Shopping For The School Year? These Retailers Offer Discounts for Teachers

School supplies, classroom crafts, poster boards — all necessary items for a fun and educational school year. But costs can add up quickly, and teachers are already spending an average of $500 out of their own pocket for school supplies each year. We know you’re not required to spend your own…[]

Finding Free or Low-Cost School Supplies for Your Class

Getting the right supplies for the start of school isn’t just a challenge for parents and students, but increasingly for teachers, too. Teachers, especially those who work in underserved communities, must find ways to provide academic necessities like pencils, paper, and books for their students, often without funding from their school…[]

Free Stuff for Teachers: Tools for a Unique 2020–2021 School Year

Whether you’ll be teaching in a classroom, online, or in a hybrid format this year, here’s a curated list of free supplies, resources, and tools that will make your teaching job easier. You can also check out their visual guide to making distance learning more engaging for your students. 

Canva for Education: The creativity tool for every classroom. 100% free.

Engage your students in rich and authentic learning experiences. Intuitive, drag-and-drop tools make visual communication easy, so students can spend more time interacting and responding effectively to their learning. Canva is optimized for Chromebook and fully cross-platform.

Resilient Habits

Long days and free time provide a great opportunity to incorporate self-wellness into your lifestyle. Explore these strategies to fortify your mind and body. Discover more teacher wellbeing activities.

Professional Growth

Online Professional Learning Resources

‘Tis the season for professional development. Load up your laptop and enhance your teaching and leadership skills using these resources. Minimum time required: an hour per day.

Sneak Peek at Teaching Careers

Has this year got you thinking about different pathways in the education field? See where else teaching degrees and credentials can professionally take you.

Education Degrees and Credentials Guides

Thinking about upgrading your skills, specializing in a teaching subject, or even thinking about…leadership? Explore different degree options in the education field.