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Top Ten Tech for 2022

What a year it’s been! After learning to simply survive in the world of virtual learning, many educators are putting their newly acquired tech skills and strategies to work in the traditional classroom. Reluctant tech educators are feeling more comfortable and confident tech educators are blazing the trail! As we look to 2022, there are several new digital tools that can keep you on the path to greater innovation and efficiency. Check out our Top 10 list for some notable ideas for better tech integration in 2022!  

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Distance Learning, Digital Resources

9+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Educators

We like to take every opportunity to recognize and support the educators in our lives, and this school year, teachers definitely deserve extra appreciation! As 2021 comes to a close, you might be looking for ideas to thank a teacher in your life. Learners Edge is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul and we think you will enjoy a Made in Minnesota gift guide for educators, carefully curated by our Curriculum & Instruction team! 

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Topics: Holidays, Teacher Appreciation

Book Recommendations for Your Winter Break Reading List

My grandmother was a janitor at the Minneapolis Public Library. She loved to read and was happiest when surrounded by books. Every day, our loved-to-read-grandma called my brother and me to see how we were and to gently ask, “What are you reading?” She taught us no matter how the day goes, a book is a friend waiting for you when you get home. Grandma Lucille taught us a love of reading. 

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Topics: Holidays, Courses, Books, reading

A Strategy for Learning Recovery

“Tutoring” can inspire a variety of definitions: “homework help,” private at-home tutoring, or a 6th grader helping a 2nd grader with math. With the issue of unfinished learning from the pandemic, tutoring becomes a newly refined learning experience with a high level of importance. 

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, 21st Century Learning, COVID-19

A Classroom Teacher's View on Homework

When thinking about homework, teachers find it beneficial to communicate their policy with the families of their students. After recently completing a Learners Edge course, Jennifer Lindsey, a 4th grade teacher from Pennsylvania, reflected on her homework philosophy which includes the purposeful roles teachers and families play.

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Topics: Teaching Advice

Between the Lines: The Science of Reading

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Content Areas, reading, science

Top LE Courses Adaptable for All Educational Professionals

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Topics: Content Areas, "personalized professional development", Personalized Continuing Ed, Substitute Teachers, Courses, Digital Resources

New Professional Development Certificates to Give You an Edge

 

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Topics: Learners Edge News, "personalized professional development", Personalized Continuing Ed, Courses, Masters Degree

Introducing Our First Virtual Book Club

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Topics: Literacy, educator wellness, Blended Learning, Books, reading

How to Start Practicing Gratitude in the Classroom

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Topics: Instructional Strategies

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