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Aug 15, 2023

TEST: Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

Students Pledge of Allegiance newsletter bannerDear Milken Educators and Champions of Education,

As the summer days start to get a little bit shorter, it can only mean one thing—it’s almost time to head back to school for another year full of exciting possibilities and fresh ideas!

To help you prepare, here’s a roundup of recent Milken Educator Awards’ articles that offer tips for breaking the ice in those first few days of school and how to use social media as both a teaching and learning tool.

Team Building Activities Classroom Newsletter10 Team Building Activities for the First Week of School

The first week of school is a crucial time for both teachers and students and can often set the tone for the entire school year. Luckily, there are a multitude of fun activities that can help form bonds that will strengthen all year. From orienting students to the new classroom to learning how to collaborate as a team, these interactive team building ideas will get students and educators off on the right track.

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youtube for teachersGreat YouTube Channels for Teachers

Video can be a powerful and engaging tool in the classroom, ideal for getting students excited about a new lesson or concept.

The amount of educational resources on YouTube for teachers is growing every day, providing opportunities for educators to curate their own playlists of informational videos to help students learn. But sifting through the thousands of educational channels can be challenging, so we've simplified things with this handy list of the best resources on YouTube for teachers.

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Top Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know About

Twitter has become a treasure trove of information, networking opportunities and resources for serious educators. Twitter chats—centered on various educational topics—are where much of this communication happens.

Today, there are hundreds of education Twitter chats, and while some take a broad look at education, others focus more deeply on one topic. To get you started, we’ve compiled a helpful list of some of the most popular chats among the educational community on Twitter.

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Michelle Johnson newsletterMilken Educators: Why I Became a Teacher

In need of a little inspiration before you head back to the classroom? We asked some of our newest Milken Educators “What factors influenced your decision to become a teacher?” For some it was an innate calling at a young age. For others it was a deeply personal experience. But no matter the path, these educators have profound reasons for choosing the teaching profession.

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Rebekah Schilperoort
Web Writer & Content Manager, Milken Family Foundation

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