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Ep 1: The Start of Something New

Sat, 17 Sep 2022


As the first few days and weeks of school get underway, we’re thinking about our experiences in education and how we get ready for the start of something new: whether it’s with new students, a new role, a new schedule, a new school, or a new approach (or more than one of these!). What are new educators stepping into today?

Episode Transcript


  1. PreK-12th Grade Resources For New School Routines (Grades PK-12th)
    As teachers, students, and families enter an uncertain school year with new routines, both in-person and virtual, PBS LearningMedia offers this special collection of flexible resources to support learning from anywhere. Find videos, self-paced Interactive lessons, printable activities, and more. Browse our distance learning broadcast schedules aligned with PBS LearningMedia resources. *Visite la colección, Recursos de PreK-12
  2. Social Emotional Learning (Grades PK-12th)
    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is key to advancing equity and excellence in education. It can help students experience greater agency and well-being; achieve academic, career and lifelong successes; and implement collaborative solutions that lead to a just, thriving society.  The videos in this collection provide an introduction to the core competencies of SEL as well as indicators of high-quality SEL achieved through a school-wide approach
  3. Back to School Collection With PBS Kids (PreK-2nd Grade)
    This collection features activities and video resources to help students get to know each other and their new school routines, and lesson plans to help you get your new class off to a great start.
  4. Hope Givers (6th-12th Grade)
    This video collection covers stories of resiliency and hope, with frequent discussions around mental health.  There are many episodes to choose from and each one has a unique focus that will be relevant and engaging to inspiring and engaging young people.
  5. Back to School: Careers In STEAM Subjects (9th-12th Grade)
    Whether your students are interested in arts and humanities or sciences and math, there are many ways for them to turn their interests into a career. From saving lives with environmental engineer Amy Pickering to bringing your favorite characters to life with Kirsten Lepore, use the following videos of people working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) fields to inspire your students to pursue work in their favorite subjects.