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2017 Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee - This Is Why I #LoveTeaching
posted by: Melissa | February 21, 2018, 09:07 am   
by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year

 

Last spring, I stood backstage in a historic theater, peeking out from behind a thick velvet curtain at the audience filling up. My students paced around in the wings in various states of costume. They had been preparing for this play for months.

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Weekly News Round-Up for February 16th
posted by: Melissa | February 16, 2018, 02:39 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we’re looking hard at Florida, guns, and violence in schools.

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Even on the Most Hectic Days, My Job as a Teacher Is Truly Amazing
posted by: Melissa | February 14, 2018, 03:03 pm   

By Lauren Danner


It was a typical Thursday in the life of a high school teacher as the end of the marking period was quickly approaching. As soon as I finished teaching my classes, I began furiously correcting tests to make sure that my students would receive timely detailed feedback and the grades would be entered in time. In addition to the piles of uncorrected papers on my desk, my colleague and I were meeting to plan our next unit, a completely new series of lessons, and we needed to come up with something phenomenal. No pressure.

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Modern Apprenticeships Offer Path to Career — and College
posted by: Melissa | February 13, 2018, 03:27 pm   

February is Career and Technical Education Month. To highlight the accomplishments of career and technical education, we’re bringing you this article on apprenticeships originally published by The Hechinger Report.


At least in word — if not always in deed — school districts across the United States have shifted from preparing students for college or careers, to preparing students for college and careers. District missions and visions have been re-written to reflect efforts to ready graduates for both paths, a signature goal of former President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top education program.

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Weekly News Round-Up for February 9th
posted by: Melissa | February 09, 2018, 01:28 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a school district dumps classic literature, DeVos earns an ‘F’ from unions, and West Virginia and St. Louis prepare to strike!

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