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posted by: Alana | July 21, 2016, 12:13 pm   

Many states have tax-free weekends over the summer months and yours may be just around the corner. These weekends are a critical time for thousands of educators across the nation who start the school year without enough supplies and need to stock up on a budget. But even for those who are lucky enough to get the supplies they need to last the school year, these weekends can be just as important for those living on a teacher's salary.
Here's a list of participating states, the dates of their respective tax-free weekend, and the items covered under each state's holiday:
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Facebook & Texting Caution: Updated Advice from AAE's Director of Legal Services
posted by: Alana | July 15, 2016, 03:44 pm   


There are a number of situations where social media has the potential to play an important role in the classroom - if used appropriately. However, when a teacher uses this kind of communication platform to interact with students, they're also allowing the student to also have control over the content and nature of the communication... and that’s where educators often run into the most difficulty.


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Seven Instructional Strategies Every Teacher Ought to Know, Part 6: Study Skills
posted by: Melissa | July 14, 2016, 09:28 am   


Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on a series of blogs about seven essential teaching strategies as identified by the IES.  Most of these strategies have focused on the teacher making small adjustments to practices that they likely already do that have been proven to be powerful motivators of student improvement.


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6 Ways Teachers Can BEAT the Technology Trap
posted by: Alana | July 11, 2016, 12:46 pm   


Technology can mean risky business for teachers in this day and age whether it’s texting a student directly or even posting something on your personal Facebook page. Some schools and districts have guidelines to follow while others are prohibited from using these tools in their classrooms at all. Yet with the increasing concerns and liabilities revolving around the revolutionary communication platforms of Digital Age, it stands to reason that every educator should exercise caution to avoid any allegations of misconduct down the road.


Below are 6 best practices every teacher should follow when using digital communication tools with students to BEAT the technology trap that has put even great teachers in a pickle…


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AAE Tuition Discount Offers Keep Members at the Top of Their Field
posted by: Alana | July 07, 2016, 04:04 pm   


AAE continues to be the fastest growing teachers association of its kind as more and more teachers choose AAE membership each and every day to represent their interests as teachers. And there are a great many factors that play into this growth, too, not the least of which being amazing benefits such as our tuition discount offers.


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