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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

Let's Talk! Mental Health Advocacy and Allyship for Students of Color

The mental health experiences of students who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) are different than those of people who identify as white. Race-specific microaggressions, trauma, and systemic racism create fertile ground for depression, anxiety, and self-harm for students who are BIPOC. If educators are to truly be supportive, we must advocate for practices to honor the specific needs and identities of our BIPOC students.  

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Topics: diversity, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Black History Month, Equity

We Care for Nurses, Too! [A New Course For School Nurses]

Managing medication for students with chronic health conditions, planning pandemic responses, supporting the everyday and crisis mental health of students, working as a trusted advocate and reliable resource for students, teachers, and families…these are just a glimpse of the many ways nurses make a difference in schools. Their work extends far beyond treating skinned knees and tummy aches, to ensuring that all students, including those with complex health needs, have access to a safe and equitable school experience.

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Topics: Courses, Mental Health Awareness

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

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

Our Summer Blended Learning Course Line-Up!

It’s 20 degrees in March and those who are thawing out in toasty climates are posting photos of sunshine, sand, and surf. But don't worry about us, we’re warming up by working on our summer Blended Learning course line-up!   

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Classroom Management, Teaching with Technology, educator wellness, Courses, Blended Learning, Mental Health Awareness, Student Engagement

Resources to Reignite Your Joy for Teaching & Learning

Reignite Your JOY for Teaching & Learning: 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, mindfulness, Mental Health Awareness, Happiness, Self-Care, Digital Resources, teacher resources, Monthly Resource Round-up, Reignite Your Joy

Practicing Deep Breathing for a Calm Classroom

Hey, teachers! My favorite, new-to-me tech tool is a little vibration cue from my watch at daily intervals reminding me to take a simple deep breath. I want to share this respiration inspiration with the world because these basic breaths are big-time helpful to my productivity and attitude. I can only imagine how helpful these breathing reminders would’ve been when dealing with school anxiety during all those years I spent teaching 6th grade! 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, anxiety, mindfulness, Mental Health Awareness, Self-Care

Warning Signs of Teacher Burnout

Burnout. It's something most teachers will face at some point in their careers. While this career is rewarding, it is also demanding. If we are going to find fulfillment in our careers as educators, we need to know how to identify and avoid teacher burnout. Below are warning signs that may indicate we are on the path to burnout.

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Topics: anxiety, Mental Health Awareness, Self-Care

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