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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:

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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 STLtoday.com.

Presented by:

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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:

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