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Newsletter — September 2022

Featured Lesson Plan

SEL in Digital Life Resource Center — Support your students’ social and emotional learning as they navigate the digital world.

Ratings and Reviews

Breakout EDU — Physical and digital puzzle games epitomize collaborative learning

Bramble — Whimsical virtual meeting space with flexible classroom potential

Professional Development

Professional Development —  Find the professional development format and time commitment that works for you! We offer free live events, interactive workshops, and self-paced training with practical takeaways and ready-to-implement teaching strategies.

Articles For Teachers

Getting Back into School Mode Is Tough. Engaging Families Can Make It Easier. —  You’ll find some tips and free resources you can use to establish and maintain strong family partnerships this year.

Your Back-to-School Checklist —  Kick off the school year with positive tech and media use.

Free Back-to-School Templates for Teachers and Families — Help students and their families lay the foundation for a positive, successful school year.

Ready to Watch Digital Connections? — Introduce students in grades 6–8 to Digital Connections, an interactive video series created by Common Sense Education in collaboration with AT&T and the Public Library Association.

Top Picks Lists

Best Tools for Back-to-School 2022 —  These top-rated apps and sites — ranging from instructional supports to organizational tools to social networks and beyond — help make one of the world’s toughest jobs a bit easier.

Great Social and Emotional Learning Curricula and Programs — Implementing SEL and character education in schools sets students up with skills they can use to navigate relationships, manage their emotions, explore different perspectives, and act with integrity.

Parent & Caregiver Corner

Back-to-School Reset: 4 Tips on Managing Devices and Screen Time for Families — Ease the transition back to the classroom with these tips and resources.

Common Sense Media Tips by Text — Get entertainment picks and tips for healthy tech use, sent by text message. All at no cost.

Do you need help paying for internet? —  New federal program offers $30 a month to eligible homes for internet service. See if your home qualifies.

Regreso a clases: 4 consejos para restablecer las reglas de uso de las pantallas — Facilita el regreso a clases con estos consejos y recursos

Common Sense Latino por mensajes de texto — Recibe mensajes de texto con recomendaciones de entretenimiento y tips sobre cómo usar la tecnología de forma saludable en el hogar. ¡Sin costo alguno!

¿Necesitas ayuda para pagar el Internet? — Un nuevo programa federal ofrece hasta 30 dólares al mes para el servicio de Internet

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