The new school year is almost here (if yours hasn't started already!) and while many of us spent at least some part of the summer preparing, it doesn't hurt to brush up on the basics before welcoming students back into the classroom.
"School bell are ringing loud and clear; vacation is over, school is here."
— Winifred C. Marshall
Maybe your goal is creating student connections and setting classroom expectations, or you're looking to focus on yourself and find work-life balance. You might need the reminder of why you're heading back to the classroom for another year. However you're feeling—nervous, assured, or excited—we've got some helpful resources and inspiring words for you.
— Betsy Butler, Learners Edge
— Lindsey Acton, Teaching Channel
— Susanne Leslie, Learners EdgeA More Engaging Back to School Night
— Maurice J. Elias, Edutopia
—Teaching Channel Talks
— This Teacher Life
— Teachers in America
— TED Talk
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Challenging behavior can certainly get in the way of academic progress, but there is hope! By deconstructing the functions of the problem behaviors, educational professionals can address the root of a child’s issue instead of simply addressing the behavior. This course gives a solid road map for the philosophy behind positive behavior intervention systems (PBIS) while offering several different ways to get you (and your students) to your destination: appropriate behavior that is conducive to a positive learning environment.
One of life’s universal truths is the need for connection. In Connection in the Classroom, you will learn how emotionally connected classrooms support students in achieving their goals and you will discover what neuroscience research says about why emotional connections are key to students’ success. This course will teach you how to create an emotionally connected learning environment that is safe, healthy, and nurturing.
From planning meaningful lessons to connecting with parents, not to mention paperwork and grading, there’s too much to do and not enough time for everything. In this course, you'll learn how to prioritize tasks, use your time more efficiently, stop procrastinating, and teach your students how to manage their time, too! Most importantly, because we know there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to time management, you'll create your own plan selecting from a variety of curated ideas from time management experts to develop practices that complement your personality, work style, and life!
Learners Edge, featuring Dr. Wendy Amato and guests:
- Dr. Kathleen Cook and Dr. Brad Uhing, Augustana University
- Dr. Emily Davis, Founder, Teacher Development Network
- Dr. Mike Rivas, a Professor at California State University
A Free eBook from Learners Edge
Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude Giveaway
With Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude, Learners Edge will randomly select one teacher every month to win a $250 gift card for self-care, simply because we know that teaching is selfless and heroic. Winners can use the $250 however they wish. Self-care is what you say it is!