Educator Lessons

Hispanic Heritage Month 800600

Every year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed and celebrated in the United States from September 15th to October 15th.

This month is set aside to mark and commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Hispanic countries.

constitution day 800600

Constitution Day is held annually on September 17 and will commemorate the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by thirty-nine men on September 17, 1787.

Use the print or e-edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to teach your kids about the First Amendment with these lesson plans and activities.

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ILD 800600

International Literacy Day is celebrated annually on September 8 and shines a spotlight on global literacy needs. Use these activities to advocate for a literate world and celebrate the power of literacy in your classroom.

Learn more about local literacy initiatives from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

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September is official National Yoga Month designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Using yoga in the classroom helps cultivate compassion, build focus and help your students better handle emotions.

Learn more about using yoga with children from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Here’s how to help your child if they’re...
Teacher Appreciation 2021-2022

Teachers make lasting impressions on their students daily. These dedicated professionals go above and beyond what is required to make sure their students receive the best education possible.

Winning submissions will receive a $250 gift card and be featured monthly in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and on

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Creating Classroom Rules Together

Creating rules are essential for effective classroom management. The traditional method of establishing classroom rules have fallen on the teacher, but when students have a hand in creating the rules they feel more ownership over them! Creating classroom rules with your students allows will help establish a culture of collaborative learning in your room.


Icebreakers are a great way to build a classroom community while getting to know your students and letting them get to know each other.

The activities are broken into three categories based on grade level: elementary, middle and high school.

Get more back-to-school tips from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

The Chat Room: What is ‘Back to...

MO Bicentennial

August 10, 2021, marks the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri's entry as the 24th state. Celebrate our state's bicentennial and use our teaching materials to help improve student understanding of our state's unique history.

Celebrate 200 with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Happy 200th, Missouri! How we became the 24th state — and how to party like it's 1821...
Summer Eats 2021

Cooking with kids is a great way to bond and teach all-important skills. Following recipes, problem-solving and even chemistry can come into the mix of making a great meal! Start simple, especially for younger kids, and slowly add techniques and skills into your routine.

Check out our STLtoday articles on cooking with your students/ children:

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Every year, the skies light up to celebrate Independence Day. Ever wonder what’s behind the boom in the celebration?

Visit STLtoday to learn where you can watch firework chemistry in-action for this July 4th!