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Educator Resources

WETA and the National Education Association have teamed up to provide resources to support educators in literacy instruction.
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Literacy Instruction

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ABC, 123, SEL …

Get the basics on social and emotional learning (SEL) — the five key elements, why it's important, how to integrate SEL practices into the classroom, and more.
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Looking at Reading Interventions

In this special Reading Rockets video series, students in grades K-3 work one-on-one with reading expert Linda Farrell on specific reading skills.
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Online Learning Resources for Educators

Up your remote teaching game with these free, trusted sources.
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Virtual Literacy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Strategies for supporting students in an online learning environment

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Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing

This self-paced professional development course presents some of the core information that K-3 teachers need to help young children learn to read and write well and to support the children who struggle.

Meet the Author Videos

Meet the Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, is an award-winning author and the 2021 NSK Neustadt Laureate. In this interview, she talks about her entry into the publishing world, her books and her work on Heartdrum, and the changing landscape in publishing for Native writers and illustrators.

Meet the Author: Matt de la Peñ

Matt de la Peña is an award-winning author of numerous books for young adults and children. In this interview, Matt talks about the community where he grew up, his conversations with young people about reading and writing, and how he continues to reflect on his own identity and experiences through his books.

Meet the Author: Traci Sorell

Traci Sorell writes award-winning fiction and nonfiction for young people of all ages, focusing primarily on the contemporary lives of Native peoples.

Meet the Author: Minh Lê

Minh Lê is the award-winning author of Drawn Together and Lift (both illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat) and other picture books for young readers. He is also the author of Green Lantern: Legacy, a middle grade graphic novel for DC Comics.

Meet the Author: Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon is the award-winning author of many novels and nonfiction books for young readers, including The Season of Styx Malone, The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall's Life, Leadership and Legacy, She Persisted: Ruby Bridges, and the Robyn Hoodlum Adventure series.

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Adolescent Literacy

Looking for information and resources to help your struggling adolescent readers and writers? AdLit, a program made possible through a grant from NEA, has a multimedia library of free, research-based resources to support your students in grades 6-12.

More Resources

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Making Space for Gratitude: 15 Ideas for Schools During Challenging Times

Learn how schools can make space for gratitude in the classroom, among staff, and in family partnerships. This article includes strategies, resources, and research on the benefits of gratitude in schools.
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Setting the Tone for the Day, for the School, for the District Through Social Emotional Learning

Learn how Virginia’s Alexandria City Public Schools formalized social-emotional learning during the pandemic for diverse groups of students of different ages.
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How Social and Emotional Learning Can Help Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

Learn how a Chicago English teacher is sharing social-emotional learning (SEL) tools with her high school students that they can use both inside and beyond the classroom.
Juliana Urtubey
Something that has been critical in my professional development is to always, always, always make sure that I’m keeping families front and center because ultimately the family health is what will determine our students’ health and their academic success.
Quote by: Juliana Urtubey, 2021 National Teacher of the Year
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Recommended Books and Teaching Resources from Read Across America

Looking for diverse books to teach or fill your classroom library? Need recommended books by theme? Want to start a book club at your school? Then visit NEA's Read Across America for books, authors, and teaching resources that promote diversity and inclusion.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.