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8 New Courses Just in Time for Summer!

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

“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

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

Originally Posted by Barb Istas, a former member of our Curriculum and Instruction team and current Learners Edge course evaluator on February 21, 2018, and revised by Susanne Leslie on February 25, 2022.

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

4 Steps to Creating a More Sustainable Future in Teaching

Let’s cut straight to the chase. This year has been hard. Not just navigating a new reading curriculum hard, adjusting to a new administrator hard, or even dealing with a few needy parents hard. This year, for many educators, has been utterly exhausting, out of control, a five-alarm level of burnout! 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Teacher Burnout, mindfulness, Mental Health Awareness, Happiness, 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

Tips to Organize and Declutter Your Classroom

The last year and a half found many of us re-evaluting our priorities. Faced with being stuck at home has driven many of us (myself included) to do something with our “extra time.” Enter the minimalism movement, with experts like The Minimalists, Marie Kondo, and Josh Becker offering up philosophies, tips, and even courses to help you shift your mindset towards “less is more.”

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Classroom Management, Happiness, Self-Care

Autumn Teacher Self-Care BINGO!

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Back-to-School, Happiness, Self-Care, Digital Resources, teacher resources

A Key Ingredient to Success? Failure.

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teacher Burnout, Happiness, Self-Care

The Answers to 10 New Teacher Questions

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, New Teacher, Educator Coaching, Courses, Back-to-School, Self-Care

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