Each month, we share five things we love as part of our Footnotes Newsletter. Take a look at some of our favorite English language arts resources, podcasts, and more we found in May!

1. Graduation 2020 - Ideas When #RemoteLearning

From commencements in Minecraft to drive-by celebrations, people all over the world are getting creative when it comes to graduation ceremonies in the time of COVID-19. Check out all of these unique ideas at Lisa Nielsen’s blog, The Innovative Educator.

2. 2020 Teachers of the Year on Practicing Self Care

Google for Education and CCSSO sat down with this year’s top teachers from across the country to see how they relieve stress. Consider borrowing some of their suggestions this summer—after all, you definitely deserve some rest and relaxation!

3. Crisis classroom closeout: How to deconstruct your room quickly when schools are shut down

Are you one of the many teachers who are facing the daunting task of cleaning out your classroom amid school closures? Angela Watson has useful tips for maximizing your time when you have only a couple of hours to tidy up your room.

4. Summer Reading 2020: Eight Book Recommendations for Teachers

If you’re like me, you probably have a stack of books waiting to be read during the summer months. Why not add some more to the pile? At his blog, Adam Hill shares his top eight summer reads for teachers that are guaranteed to promote a positive mindset.

5. Coronavirus Slang

Coronacation, covidiot, isodesk: The list of pandemic-related slang is growing as the days drag on. This post on Grammar Underground compiles the latest lexicon so you can stay up to date. What bizarre neologisms have you encountered recently?