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Sarah Murphy

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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

Teacher of the Year Finalist Interview: Rachel Steil

We are excited any time we get a chance to highlight the accomplishments of a great teacher! Rachel Steil, a member of the Learners Edge Evaluator Team, is a Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist!  Rachel is a High School English and Journalism teacher.  She has been a Course Evaluator for two years, and currently provides personalized feedback for students in 5018: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, 5850: PBIS 101, 5856: Project-Based Learning, and 5833: One Stop Shop.  Rachel is also an instructor in our Master’s/Post-Graduate Certificate program with Southern New Hampshire University.  We sat down with Rachel to learn a bit more about her teaching experiences and how Learners Edge contributes to her classroom practices. 

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Teacher of the Year, Teacher Appreciation

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