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Betsy Butler

Betsy Butler is a Professional Development Specialist with Learners Edge (now a part of Teaching Channel). Prior to joining the Edge, Betsy was a high school English teacher for 11 years. In her free time, she can be found wrangling her 11-year-old son, 8-year-old daughter, 2 cats, and a dog. Education is part of Betsy's identity and DNA: her parents were teachers, her husband was a SPED teacher, and her parents-in-law are teachers. Betsy fosters her passion for education as she works with the Curriculum and Instruction team to offer the best possible courses at the Edge!
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Celebrating World Space Week with Megan Beattie

World Space Week is here, Y’all!

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Topics: Content Areas, science, Just For Fun

Top Tools for Today's School Counselors

School counselors, school social workers, school psychologists: we see you, and all the amazing support you provide for students.

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Topics: Content Areas, Courses

5 New Courses to Expand Your Teacher Toolbelt

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teaching with Technology, Literacy, Technology, educator wellness, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Fast Track, Social Media

5 Tips for Preventing Cyberbullying in Your Classroom

This blog was originally published on October 20th, 2016. It has been updated with new information and links.
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Topics: Classroom Management, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Digital Resources, Social Media, teacher resources

Best Practices in Teaching Expository Writing

5 paragraphs, 1 thesis statement. 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Courses

A Back to School Letter for 2022

With pajama pants and a sleep shirt on, you grab coffee and walk your unshowered self to your laptop. The cat follows you and sits on your feet. You’re scrolling through email, hitting “unsubscribe” at any chance you get (“Why does it take them so long to actually unsubscribe me?”) to create some sense of accomplishment (you have big plans later to finally watch Stranger Things Season 4). You scroll on, see some notices from the school district, and you stop. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Courses, Teacher Appreciation, Back-to-School

10 Must-See Teacher Videos to Make You Smile

Sometimes, the world gets a bit heavy, even while you are (hopefully) enjoying a well-deserved break. We’ve selected 10 videos — inspiration, teacher humor (If you know, you know/iykyk), and some hard truths — to make you laugh, smile, and think. Enjoy! 😊  

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Topics: Video, teacher resources, Just For Fun

8 New Courses to Heat Up Your Summer Learning

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Topics: Courses

3 Phenomenal Courses to Celebrate UFO Day!

Welcome to World UFO Day, Everyone! 

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Topics: Holidays, Courses, science

A Teacher's Guide to Summertime Side Hustles

Originally published on August 17, 2021 and updated on June 14, 2022.

Today we’re addressing what is affectionally called the side hustle: ways educators can earn additional income beyond their teaching duties.   

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Topics: Summer Vacation, teacher resources

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