The Chalk Blog

Learning Disabilities: Definitions and More

Read More

Topics: Special Populations, Courses, reading

Critical Race Theory (CRT): What It Is, What It Isn’t, and What We Should Teach

It’s not an exaggeration to say education has endured significant changes in the last few years, requiring re-examination of how we “do” school (Zoom fatigue, anyone?). On top of shifts in instruction as a result of the pandemic, we are now seeing growing attention on the topic of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Release of the 1619 Project (now available in book format), along with the death of George Floyd and numerous black victims of police brutality, provided re-energized momentum for all populations to take a hard look at actions, processes, and policies enabling discrimination and perpetuating inequity. This work continues, now with defending teaching and learning about equity, anti-racism, and institutional racism. 

Read More

Topics: Special Populations, diversity, Culturally Responsive Teaching

Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom

Read More

Topics: Instructional Strategies, Special Populations, Teaching Excellence, Courses, Student Engagement, Teaching with Equity

Course Sneak Peek: Special Education Instruction from a Distance

Read More

Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Special Populations, Courses, Student Engagement

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

Read More

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

Autism Acceptance Month

Read More

Topics: Instructional Strategies, Special Populations, Student Engagement, Teaching with Equity

Online Resources for Teaching English Learners

Tools to Help You Adapt Online Learning for ELs

Read More

Topics: Teaching with Technology, Special Populations, English Language Learners

5 Tips for Teaching Special Education Online

"This is no small task!"

Read More

Topics: Teaching with Technology, Special Populations

Trauma-Informed Classrooms

Curated Resources

Two-thirds.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than two-thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. That means that the majority (NOT the minority) of students in your classroom have experienced trauma.

One.

It takes one person to make a positive impact. As an educator, YOU can be the one because you have an opportunity to support these children day in and day out. Hearing about and thinking about the trauma our children may have suffered can be awful, but…

…there is good news.

Children can recover from trauma, and you can help them do that using trauma-sensitive practices in your classroom.

Read More

Topics: Special Populations, Trauma Sensitive Learning

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.” 

Read More

Topics: Special Populations, Social Emotional Learning

LE_GreenLogoAt Learners Edge, driving down education costs and driving up accessibility is at the core of what we do. We are on a mission to help educators boost their teaching practices and maximize their salaries through graduate-level courses. It’s a win/win for educators and their students. We are top-rated by tens of thousands of teachers for the quality of our asynchronous, self-paced, online courses. New courses are introduced every two months, so teachers always have something current to learn.

Recommended Posts

Content not found
Self-Care eBook LE Blog Ad

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all