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Wendy Amato, Learners Edge Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Amato has been teaching since 1991. She has served as a K12 administrator, department chair, university instructor, and professional development workshop facilitator. Now as Chief Academic Officer for Learners Edge – Teaching Channel, she is excited to support teachers and teacher educators across the country and around the world. She lives in Virginia, plays pickleball, and drinks a lot of coffee.

Recent Posts

Get Your Math Classroom Thinking With This New Course

I hear that a lot of my educator friends are teaching classes they never thought they’d teach right now. Tough times call for tough decisions and having a teacher in the room may be the option when it’s not an option to have a teacher who is certified in the subject area that needs to be taught.

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Content Areas, Courses

Why I Love World Language Teachers

If you’ve been to any educator conference – the real, in-person kind of yesteryear—you know it’s as much about the interactions between attendees as it is about the sessions or the presenters. This phenomenon intensifies when you bring together world language teachers who thrive on sharing culture, history, geography, and more as part of their language courses. The conversation is non-stop, the laughter is loud, and there is a certain intensity that accompanies the exchange of ideas and strategies.

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Topics: Courses, Culture and Language

Press Play on Your Goals by Earning a Master’s in Education

 Have you ever waited thirteen years to do something because… well, uh… yeah… why do people press pause on their goals? What stops us from making progress, even when we know the path?  

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Topics: Masters Degree, Digital Resources, teacher resources

5 Meaningful Starts and Stops to Bookend Your Favorite (Unfinished Learning) Lessons

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Student Engagement, Back-to-School, COVID-19, Lesson Plan

7 Must-Have Instructional Strategies for Innovation

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Courses, Student Engagement, Digital Resources, teacher resources

Are Your Students Learning Self Care From You?

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Social Emotional Learning, educator wellness, Teacher Burnout, Happiness, Self-Care

3 Key Questions Educators Need to Ask About Microaggressions

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Topics: diversity, Educator Coaching, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity, Teaching with Equity

New Course Feature: An Educator’s Guide to Global Thinking

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Courses, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity, Teaching with Equity

Am I The Only One Struggling With Online Instruction?

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Topics: Technology, Distance Learning, Digital Resources

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