The Chalk Blog

Reflecting on Mother's Day

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

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Topics: Holidays

Cinco de Mayo: Changing the Narrative

Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic or Mexican heritage with your students. But Cinco de Mayo’s significance is often misunderstood and misrepresented, despite the importance of honoring the day with historical accuracy, an understanding of cultural appropriation, and rich stories of Hispanic and Mexican culture.   

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Topics: Holidays, 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

Active Staycation: Explore America’s National Parks Virtually This Spring Break

Pictured Above: Our camper "The Paddyshack" (our dog is named Paddy!)
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Topics: Teaching with Technology, educator wellness, Holidays

Inspiring Stories: Teaching Women’s History Month

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Holidays, Digital Resources, teacher resources

Getting Back on Track After the Holidays—10 Tips from Top Blogs

It’s no secret, the holidays are challenging! 

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Topics: Holidays, Student Engagement

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

Book Recommendations for Your Winter Break Reading List

My grandmother was a janitor at the Minneapolis Public Library. She loved to read and was happiest when surrounded by books. Every day, our loved-to-read-grandma called my brother and me to see how we were and to gently ask, “What are you reading?” She taught us no matter how the day goes, a book is a friend waiting for you when you get home. Grandma Lucille taught us a love of reading. 

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Topics: Holidays, Courses, Books, reading

6 Resources for Rethinking the Thanksgiving Narrative in Your Classroom

 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, 21st Century Learning, Content Areas, Holidays, Culture and Language, teacher resources

Teaching about Veterans Day (+ A HyperDoc Lesson Plan Template)

 

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Topics: Content Areas, Holidays, Digital Resources, teacher resources

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