June 4th, 2020

Summer Reading Recommendations from Steve Barkley

Looking for some great books to read this summer? You’re in luck! We asked Steve Barkley, a trusted friend and partner of NYLearns, to recommend the top books teachers should pick up and digest this summer. Steve is an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally […]

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May 28th, 2020

Five Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income This Summer Break

Over the past few months COVID-19 has posed a lot of challenges and changes for educators. After all we had to convert our lessons to remote learning and still deliver a great course experience. Plus we had to overcome the challenge of keeping students engaged even though they were learning from home. And then there […]

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May 21st, 2020

Five Ways to Help Beat the Stay-At-Home Blues

If every day is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, you’re not alone! Stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 have left most of the nation in a perpetual state of limbo. It’s normal to go through a whirlwind of emotions as you deal with uncertainty, altered daily routines, and isolation from loved ones and your students. […]

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May 14th, 2020

Six Instant Mood Boosters During School Closures and Social Distancing

Right now we are all doing our part to flatten the curve by following social distancing requirements. And since you’ve been home for quite some time now, you might be getting a little stir crazy! Fortunately, there are several simple, no-cost activities that you can do to boost your mood and help you feel less […]

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May 7th, 2020

Three Tips to Help Support Students Learning at Home

By now you and your students have adjusted to working and learning from home. But distance learning is still pretty new to us all. Students who have spent their academic careers learning in a formal classroom setting, collaborating with peers, and participating in group work are feeling the struggle of trying to remain focused and […]

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April 30th, 2020

New Video Series Helps Teachers Build Stronger Connections with Students

Ever wonder how you can build deeper and more meaningful connections with your students? Ever think about how you can use technology to strengthen those connections?  A new video series produced by our partner PLS Classes, Beyond the Classroom, explores at-home learning ideas that one Buffalo-area teacher uses to create meaningful connections with her students. […]

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April 16th, 2020

Resources from Mister Rogers to Help Families Cope in Times of Stress

Now, more than ever, we may all be experiencing some of the same feelings that young Freddie Rogers felt. Isolated. Sad. Scared. Stressed. Angry. The life lessons that came out of those feelings though helped shape not just Fred Rogers, but an entire nation of children who tuned into his program to learn empathy, kindness, […]

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April 9th, 2020

Take a Field Trip as a Class Without Leaving Home

While students are settling in to learning in the confines of their new at-home classrooms, they might be missing an important out-of-class activity: field trips. Field trips provide students with the opportunity to visit and explore a brand new space in their communities, which can: Strengthen observation skills, offer opportunities for hands-on activities, and provide […]

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April 2nd, 2020

Steve Barkley Launches New Podcast Series to Support Parents During School Closures

One of the best ways that we can help our students be successful with distance learning is by looking for ways to support their parents and guardians. There are many online educational resources available, but today we’re going to share something a little different that might help you help parents. In response to school closings […]

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March 25th, 2020

Six Stress Busters to Share With Your Students

Across the country and around the globe stress levels are running at an all time high. If you’re feeling stressed out, chances are your students are too. And since all of our daily routines and lives have been turned upside down, it’s more important than ever to check in with your students to see how […]

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