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Top Tools for Today's School Counselors

School counselors, school social workers, school psychologists: we see you, and all the amazing support you provide for students.

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Topics: Content Areas, Courses

Physical Education for Fitness and the Future

 

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Topics: Courses

5 New Courses to Expand Your Teacher Toolbelt

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teaching with Technology, Literacy, Technology, educator wellness, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Fast Track, Social Media

Get Creative With Our New Course for Art Teachers!

Picture this scene–you’re at a neighborhood BBQ, and someone says, “Oh, you’re an art teacher! What form of art do YOU practice?” Your mind goes blank, because you can’t remember the last time you picked up a paintbrush, clay, or textiles to make something for yourself. You respond, “Uhhh, I practice Kindergarten through 5th…” Does this sound familiar? Then our new course, 5225: Creativity Reboot for the Art Teacher’s Classroom, is just what you need!

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Topics: Arts, Courses

Best Practices in Teaching Expository Writing

5 paragraphs, 1 thesis statement. 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Courses

A Back to School Letter for 2022

With pajama pants and a sleep shirt on, you grab coffee and walk your unshowered self to your laptop. The cat follows you and sits on your feet. You’re scrolling through email, hitting “unsubscribe” at any chance you get (“Why does it take them so long to actually unsubscribe me?”) to create some sense of accomplishment (you have big plans later to finally watch Stranger Things Season 4). You scroll on, see some notices from the school district, and you stop. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Courses, Teacher Appreciation, Back-to-School

Unlock Scaffolding Success with Five Keys

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Courses, Student Engagement

3 Social-Emotional Learning Practices To Ease Students’ Transition Back-to-School

Going back to school is an exciting time for students and teachers! Picking out your first-day-of-school outfit, the smell of Crayola crayons, and meeting new friends! In addition to excitement, returning to school can also bring anxiety and angst. Here are three things teachers can focus on to ease students back into the brick & mortar schoolhouse.

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Topics: Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Supports, anxiety, Courses

Empower Meaningful Action With Environmental Science

Looking for ways to make a difference in the world? Do you recognize an increase in student anxiety when discussing climate change? Curious how to explain environmental justice to young people? These are some of the questions new course 5231: Empowering Action with Environmental Science will answer.

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Topics: Courses, Digital Resources, science, Games & Downloadables

"Fall Forward" With 4 Blended Learning Courses

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Courses, Blended Learning, Student Engagement

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