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Black Friday: 10 Best Classroom Games & Toys

posted by Melissa | November 25, 2014, 04:16 PM


Play has long been seen as an essential part of learning.  Playing a board game or playing with a toy can help a student master a concept, increase critical thinking skills, or discover something new about the world around them.  Keeping your students in mind this weekend, consider picking up something playful for your own classroom.

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Reform Matters: November 19, 2014

posted by Alana | November 20, 2014, 12:32 PM

A Publication of the Association of American Educators

Volume 3, Issue 7: November 19, 2014

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.


Feel free to forward this email on to colleagues, or encourage them to join our email list. We hope that you will provide us with feedback and consider submitting an article or study for consideration. Stay engaged in this school year!

Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues after our members are surveyed at a majority. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education. Continue Reading...

Designing Projects with Learning in Mind

posted by Melissa | November 19, 2014, 05:33 PM


Projects have a great ability to engage and invigorate students.  They offer an authentic learning experience as a means to evaluate student knowledge that is deeper and more nuanced than any multiple choice test.  Teachers dream of projects that inspire, yet so often we design projects that are shallow and require little, if any, critical thinking skills.

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