As teachers, we like to get cozy and curl up with a good book when the weather cools. With the right literacy strategies in our toolbelt, we can inspire a love for reading in our students and give them the confidence they need to excel in their writing. From guides to exercises, shake up your instruction and get the whole class reading and writing with this month's resource round-up!
—Andrew Boryga, Edutopia
—Julie Yeager, Learners Edge
— Steve Figurelli & Natalie Franzi, Teaching Channel
— Elizabeth Mulvahill, We Are Teachers
— Kathryn Starke, Edutopia
—Teaching Channel Talks
—Cult of Pedagogy
—Science of Reading: The Podcast
— Nudge Learning from Learners Edge
— Rebecca Clark, TED Talk (TEDxGatewayArchWomen)
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
This course provides guidance for ELA and content area educators looking for engaging ways to improve both student expository writing and writing instruction. Using key resources and examples, you’ll learn to differentiate between the typical structures of expository writing, understand how to use mentor texts for writing support, and activate the writing process for students and colleagues. Resources are also included for scaffolding and support for English learners and students who are neurodiverse, along with strategies and insights to refresh your writing instruction.
The excitement and intrigue around the Science of Reading has many educators looking for clear and concise guidelines on just what to teach and how. This course helps to sort through the research, providing a pathway toward more impactful instructional practices. With 6 manageable, yet powerful shifts grounded in decades of research, you’ll learn to apply high-leverage practices to support oral language development, phonemic awareness, phonics, and word-solving skills– all key components for comprehension. Dive into the science of reading to help unlock the alphabetic code that enables students to read with greater confidence and less struggle.
This course explores strategies to help you establish positive, constructive relationships with the parents of your students while helping you work with even the most difficult parents in the most challenging situations. You will learn how to avoid "trigger" words, how to use the "right" words to develop more positive relationships, and how to deal with parents who accuse you of not being "fair."
Looking for a fun way to get your student's writing?
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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!