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Susanne Leslie

Susanne Leslie, is the Lead Curriculum & Staff Specialist with Learners Edge. Prior to joining the Edge, Susanne worked as a parent educator in Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program and worked with parents of 0-5 year olds. Susanne is the proud parent of two daughters.

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Your Guide to an LGBT+ Inclusive Classroom

 
But PRIDE is about more
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Topics: diversity, Student Engagement, Teaching with Equity

Health Education for Students’ Lifelong Wellness

More than ever before, we understand the impact health has on our livelihood and our capacity to learn. This recognition inspired us to design a course that explores the physical, mental, and social-emotional health of students called, Health Education for Students’ Lifelong Wellness 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Courses

12 (Mostly) Free, Fun, Fanciful Things to Do this Summer

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Topics: Summer Vacation, Happiness

Top Picks to Keep Littles, Middles, and the Rest, Reading this Summer

Whether a preschool “little,” an elementary, middle, or high school student, summer is the time for relaxing, recharging, and reading. We know the sunny days of summer are filled with activities, so we have organized books into grade levels in these three categories: 

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Reflecting on Mother's Day

Originally published on May 10, 2017 and updated on May 8, 2022.

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Topics: Holidays

Financial Fitness for Teachers (A Peek at Course 5228!)

We all know April Showers Bring May Flowers, but did you know April is also Financial Literacy Month? The spring rain of April prepares the ground for magnificent flowers in May, and we hope our first-ever financial fitness course will help you fertilize your finances in a way that supports a life filled with financial freedom and wellness. The course is available for registration beginning on May 16th

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Topics: Teaching Advice, teacher resources

Promoting Social Good with Ed Tech (New Course 5207!)

What makes you happy? 

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Social Emotional Learning, Courses, Student Engagement, Distance Learning, Digital Resources

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

Spring is in the air, and Earth Day is April 22nd! For 2022, we invite you to celebrate by using our Educator Earth Day BINGO board, and/or our Student Earth Day BINGO board. Every day is Earth Day, and we think these BINGO boards will bring fun to the classroom and remind students and educators of the actions we all can take to celebrate the beauty that is our earth!

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Holidays, Courses, Spring Break, teacher resources

Exciting Announcement—We've Picked the Book!

Our pick for our next Cover-to-Cover book club course is Brené Brown’s recent release, Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience 

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Topics: Literacy, Courses, Books, teacher resources, reading

Book Banning, More Questions than Answers

“It’s like déja-vu all over again” is the clever, semi-in-French, Yogi Berra phrase, that comes to mind when thinking of book banning. As the “déja-vu” statement implies, this isn’t the world’s first experience with the banning of books. In 1933, the Nazi regime burned books before the start of World War II—which brings to mind a second phrase, “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” The lessons about free-thinking and the dangers of censorship in the often-banned book Fahrenheit 451 are stunningly ironic as students and teachers negotiate what banned books mean for classrooms and learning.

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Topics: Literacy, Books, reading

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