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Music Teacher Starts Ukulele Club with AAE Grant
posted by: Melissa | December 14, 2017, 04:15 pm   

The Association of American Educators is proud to present Karen Cuen of Fullerton, CA with a $500 classroom grant!

Ms. Cuen is a music teacher at Oak Ridge Elementary School. She will use her grant to begin a ukulele club at her school. Since asking students to purchase the ukuleles themselves was not possible, she would not have been able to start the club without the funds that AAE provided.

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How Teachers Spend the Holiday Season
posted by: Melissa | December 12, 2017, 02:51 pm   

It's that wonderfully chaotic time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the weeks are short, the days are rushed, and every evening seems filled with another activity. For teachers, this means plays, concerts, field trips, and dealing with students who are less focused than they are the rest of year. The scant amount of time between these two lengthy breaks makes it hard to fit in an entire unit or project, which means that teachers have to get creative with how they spend their class time.

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Weekly News Round-Up for December 8th
posted by: Melissa | December 08, 2017, 01:30 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 cover yet another school shooting, plus other news.

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It’s Not Too Early to Think About Your Job Search
posted by: Melissa | December 07, 2017, 04:04 pm   

During this season, where a teacher will be working in the next academic year may be the last thing on their mind, however, this is the time of year where teachers who will be changing jobs need to start planning. It is in this winter season that schools and districts begin to assess their needs, plan their recruiting efforts, and post the first jobs for the upcoming school year.

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Games for the Secondary English/Language Arts Classroom
posted by: Melissa | December 05, 2017, 02:11 pm   

The power of game-based learning is widely acknowledged in education. Games not only have the ability to engage students, but they often involve more complex thinking skills. However, some classes are easier than others to incorporate games into. Elementary and math classes lend themselves to competitive games that test recall or the ability to quickly answer problems, while history and social studies classes can incorporate simulations and more complex games easily. Simple online games are a treasure trove for math, vocabulary, and beginning grammar.

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