Every summer, we promise to take a moment for ourselves, after clearing out classrooms and saying goodbyes, before thinking ahead to the next school year. You might have already dove headfirst into professional development or planning. But before you get too wrapped up in preparations, we wanted to invite you to join us in celebrating great teachers!
(In case you had any doubts, that means YOU!!)
While we usually start the month with a resource round-up to help you prepare to head back into the classroom, we decided it was more important to remind you of how amazing you are and celebrate your accomplishments. Enjoy a few good stories and heartfelt messages dedicated to phenomenal teachers like you, and thank you for all you do. ❤️
— Betsy Butler, Learners Edge
— Elizabeth Weiland, Teaching Channel
— Youki Terada, Edutopia
— Eddie Renz, iteach
—Teaching Channel Talks
— Teachers in America
— Julie Hasson, TEDxEustisTalk
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
“There is no school that is better than its teachers.”
In this introspective and exploratory course, you will identify the characteristics and skills great teachers possess and ponder what makes a good teacher, great. Along the way, you'll think back to why you chose the teaching profession and consider the power of your position to influence and mold the future.
Explore the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that form the fabric of life in the best classrooms and schools and see what it means to be a great teacher! This course will have you examine your core beliefs, challenge the status quo, and develop activities meant to inspire students.
— Wendy Amato, Kwame Sarfo-Mensah, Teaching Channel
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!