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Six Steps Toward Game-Based Learning in the Special Education Classroom

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Special Populations, Social Emotional Learning, Teaching with Equity

Cognitive Dissonance and Cognitive Distortion

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Educator Coaching, Student Engagement

5 Ways to Ignite Hope with Adult SEL

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Social Emotional Learning, educator wellness, Teacher Burnout, Happiness, Self-Care

Are Your Students Learning Self Care From You?

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Social Emotional Learning, educator wellness, Teacher Burnout, Happiness, Self-Care

3 Strategies to Honor Anxiety and Maintain Accountability for Students

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma Sensitive Learning, Mental Health Awareness, Student Brain Development, Teaching with Equity

Social Emotional Learning Activities for the Online Classroom

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Topics: Social Emotional Learning, anxiety, Distance Learning

Course Sneak Peek

Five Fabulous Skills for Your Students' Lifelong SuccessSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is a “hot,” necessary topic for educators. Learners Edge has a number of courses in this category to help you gain the skills needed on this topic and develop activities for your learners. One of our most popular courses is 5041: Five Fabulous Skills for Your Students' Lifelong Success. This course, affectionately known as “The Fab Five,” provides an overview of SEL and uses it as a jumping off point to further discuss success skills students need. What teacher wouldn’t want students to increase these skills for school and for life!?  

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Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Courses

Four Ways to Help Anxious Students Succeed

A Practical Guide to a Calming Classroom

Anxiety in the classroom is increasing in both students and teachers. This creates an added layer of complexity for educators as we continue to tackle mental health and its impacts. To help you out, we’ve put together a practical guide to creating a calming classroom to decrease anxious feelings and increase wellbeing. Take a look at our Do This/Don’t Do This list on lighting, clutter, visual schedules, and safe spaces. Feel free to share with colleagues! 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, anxiety

Learners Edge Launches New Continuing Education Course: Growing Gifts

Course 5066: Growing Gifts: Stories, Supports and Strategies in Gifted Education 

Everyone likes a good story. 

When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers by Judith Galbraith and Jim Delisle, is filled with stories to help the reader understand how it feels to be identified and labeled “gifted.” 

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Topics: Special Populations, Social Emotional Learning

From Goal Setting to Goal Getting!

Usain Bolt said, “It is important to set goals in life. I set mine to the highest standard I can achieve.”

Muhammad Ali said, “What keeps me going is goals.”

Venus Williams said, “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and ignore the rest.”

Any fitness trainer, physical education teacher, or coach will tell you that goal setting is key to improving athletic or sport performance. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) shares that goal setting is a component of self-management which is an essential skill for children to learn! The majority of educators understand that goal setting is imperative to academic growth and achievement.

There is only one problem, goal setting is just the beginning. 

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Topics: Social Emotional Learning

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Offering more than 120 online courses for teachers, you can earn the graduate credit you need for salary advancement and meet your professional development needs. Contact us today to get started!

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