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Sarah Murphy

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We Care for Nurses, Too! [A New Course For School Nurses]

Managing medication for students with chronic health conditions, planning pandemic responses, supporting the everyday and crisis mental health of students, working as a trusted advocate and reliable resource for students, teachers, and families…these are just a glimpse of the many ways nurses make a difference in schools. Their work extends far beyond treating skinned knees and tummy aches, to ensuring that all students, including those with complex health needs, have access to a safe and equitable school experience.

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Topics: Courses, Mental Health Awareness

Beyond Extra Recess—Educational Activities for "Al Fresco" Learning

As the school year draws to a close and the weather warms up, special assemblies, performances for families, and other fun activities lead to changes in classroom schedules and routines. When you return to a stuffy classroom after an exciting event, it can be difficult to engage students in a sit-down lesson. Kids look longingly towards the playground, but you still have important content to teach before they move on to the next grade. That’s when outdoor learning activities can save the day! Read on for 10 easy ways to bring the learning outside for any grade level or content area.

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, teacher resources, Games & Downloadables

Lessons About Teacher Appreciation from Abbott Elementary

The hit new network TV show Abbott Elementary almost feels like a love note to educators. The mockumentary-style comedy, set in an underfunded fictional school in West Philadelphia, follows a group of dedicated teachers and a hilarious, self-absorbed principal. Creator, writer, and star Quinta Brunson’s mother was a teacher in Philadelphia, and teachers are on the show’s writing staff. This authentic perspective shines through in each episode, evoking the challenges and joys of the profession in a way that many teachers will find relatable. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teacher Appreciation

Active Staycation: Explore America’s National Parks Virtually This Spring Break

Pictured Above: Our camper "The Paddyshack" (our dog is named Paddy!)
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Topics: Teaching with Technology, educator wellness, Holidays

Inspiring Stories: Teaching Women’s History Month

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Holidays, Digital Resources, teacher resources

Top 10 Resources for Celebrating Safer Internet Day

From completing schoolwork online to spending time on YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, Discord, Instagram, Doublicat/Reface, not to mention new apps this uncool grown up hasn’t even heard of yet, children, tweens, and teens are online a lot these days. Educators and caregivers do their best to enlist the use of safety settings and monitor kids’ online activity at school and home, but we all know these strategies aren’t foolproof solutions. In addition, we need to equip students with skills to think critically and carefully about the choices they make online. Safer Internet Day on February 8th is an important reminder of practices to incorporate all year!

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Digital Resources, teacher resources

A New Course to Relieve Stress, Boost Productivity, and Make the Most of Your Time

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teacher Burnout, Courses

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

A Glimpse Behind the Screen...Meet the Learners Edge Evaluator Team!

 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Personalized Professional Development, Educator Coaching, Personalized Continuing Ed, Courses

The Dos and Don’ts of a Successful Open House

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Parents, Back-to-School

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