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How to Use Anchor Charts in the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | August 03, 2017, 01:51 pm   

Posters and charts have long been a part of the classroom environment. They are effective ways for teachers to pass on information in a visual manner and to remind students of material that’s been covered in the past. In the past, these visual teaching elements have been store bought or were made by the teacher ahead of time with pre-determined content. However, a new type of chart is flipping that on its head.

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Books to Help You Start the School Year Off Strong
posted by: Melissa | August 01, 2017, 03:15 pm   

Across the country, teachers are setting up classrooms, writing curriculum, and getting ready to start the new school year. As teachers it’s too easy to rely on the habits we’ve developed over the years and what has always worked for us, however this time of year that we spend re-evaluating what we do is the perfect time of year to go back to the basics.

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Weekly News Round-Up for July 28th
posted by: Melissa | July 28, 2017, 12:54 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, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we have presidential donations, accusations of racism in school choice programs, a panhandling teacher, and more!

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5 Lesson Planners You May Want to Try
posted by: Melissa | July 27, 2017, 02:27 pm   

Every year when I was teaching, I’d walk in the first day, go to my mail box and there my school-issued lesson planner would be waiting for me. I was never happy with it. The boxes were small and cramped and the pages never seemed to be set up in the exact way that I’d prefer, and so for years, I’d write my lessons out twice: once in my real planner and then once in the school-issued planner. At times, I’d just print out my computer created lessons and tape them in.

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Meet the Newest Inductees to the National Teachers Hall of Fame
posted by: Melissa | July 26, 2017, 09:39 am   

The National Teachers Hall of Fame was founded in 1989 by Emporia State University as a “tribute to our nation’s most important profession.” Through honoring career teachers who display excellence in the classroom, it hopes to draw the public’s attention to PreK-12 educators. Their facilities include a museum, a Hall of Fame, and a teacher resource center.

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