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21st Century Skills—Learning with Fluencies

“Fluency” can mean a variety of things in the education world. We’ve heard of reading, writing, and math fluencies, all of which demonstrate proficiency in those subject areas. In fact, well into the 21st Century, the topics of focus in education remain reading, writing, and math, sometimes known as the 3 “R’s.”  

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Topics: 21st Century Learning, Courses, project-based learning

8 New Courses Just in Time for Summer!

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Self-Care, reading, science

Anxiety Awareness: A Mental Health Q&A with Education Professionals

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Topics: educator wellness, anxiety, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Digital Resources, teacher resources

Learning Disabilities: Definitions and More

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Topics: Special Populations, Courses, reading

"Super Subs" — Substitute Teachers to the Rescue!

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Topics: Substitute Teachers, Courses, Partnerships

3 Tips to Calm Anxiety from Angst [+ A Free Film Screening]

In 2019, the course writing team at Learners Edge recognized the need for a course about anxiety to help educators find ways to assist students with this mental health challenge in their classrooms and schools. No one resource yet distilled the essential information about anxiety into a book that would work for our graduate-level, continuing education course. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Social Emotional Learning, educator wellness, anxiety, Courses, Mental Health Awareness

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

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” A New Course to Help You Decide

There’s no doubt that the past few years have been challenging for everyone, and particularly difficult for educators. After being hailed as heroes during the initial stages of the pandemic, teachers faced a constantly-changing landscape of remote learning, hybrid, and in-person instruction, plagued with quarantines, staffing shortages, and controversy over school policies. On top of that, children returned to school with increased academic and social-emotional needs. It’s no wonder there’s been a significant increase in the number of teachers seeking to leave the classroom! 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Teacher Burnout, Courses, Self-Care

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