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Summer Reading for Teachers in 2021

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Literacy, educator wellness, Summer Vacation, Books, teacher resources

So Many Choices, So Little Time!

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Early Childhood, Courses, Summer Vacation

Bite-Sized Summer PD

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Topics: Teaching Advice, educator wellness, Summer Vacation, Self-Care, Digital Resources, teacher resources

6 SEL Summer Reads

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Summer Vacation, Books, teacher resources

7 Ways to Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer

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Topics: Summer Vacation, Student Engagement, teacher resources

Starting Line Up - New Courses to Share!

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Personalized Continuing Ed, Courses, Partnerships, Summer Vacation

Interview With Blended Learning Course Instructor, Lance Raabe

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Personalized Continuing Ed, Courses, Partnerships, Blended Learning, Summer Vacation

Summer Learning for All

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Topics: Summer Vacation, Digital Resources, teacher resources

9 Summer Drinks & 9 Summer Reads

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Topics: Literacy, Summer Vacation, Books

The Back-to-School Letter

Get your school year started off right!

You head to the mailbox and as it creaks open, you see a district envelope. Acceptance of the PD you took, you think…maybe even reimbursement? 

It’s the Back to School Letter (BTSL).  

The End of Break Letter. 

The No More Fun Letter. 

You can feel your heart sink into your stomach. It’s this very tangible, very time-sensitive letter that starts the school dreams and Sunday night worries. Your alarm hasn’t been set for 2 months, but now you are beholden to higher powers - the school, the contract-time clock, and your students. 

The BTSL sets the stage for all the lists and tasks that the start of school brings. But I’ve also found that the BTSL serves much more positive purpose beyond the nudge of starting to think about the upcoming school year. Here are some messages I’d encourage you to see as silver linings of this signal (back) to action. 

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Topics: Summer Vacation, Back-to-School

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