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We Are Teachers had a great blog post this week from Love, Teach on the mistakes the author made her first year teaching. If you're entering your first year, we hope you don't make the same ones! In fact, we offer AAE first-year teacher members a guidebook to help them organize their first year teaching. If you're a first-year teacher, you can request your copy by emailing profdev@aaeteachersorg. You can read about Love, Teach's mistakes below:   Continue Reading...
Simplifying Down: The Four-Point Grading Scale
posted by: Melissa | July 25, 2014, 03:24 PM

 

The four-point grading scale is one that most U.S. educators are familiar with.  After all, it remains prevalent in calculating the overall grade in undergraduate and graduate courses, if not individual grades.  Yet it remains largely unused at the secondary and elementary levels, although it seems to be gaining traction in recent years.

 

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Travel as Professional Development
posted by: Melissa | July 11, 2014, 03:30 PM
What are your plans this summer? Taking a trip can be an integral part of increasing an educator’s professional capacity. If you have some free time this summer break, consider taking a PD-focused trip!   Continue Reading...
Standards-Based Grading
posted by: Melissa | July 10, 2014, 07:45 AM

Previously we’ve discussed using a percentage grading system–why they’ve come to prominence and why that might not be a good thing.  However, if we’re going to move away from percentage grades we need to replace them with a system that works.

 

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Ed Tech Innovations You Should Think About
posted by: Melissa | June 26, 2014, 08:25 AM

Education and technology are changing at a rapid pace and having an effect on everything we do – including the classroom.  With the summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to research some of the more recent innovations and plan how to include them next school year.

 

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NCTQ Releases 2014 Teacher Prep Review Report
posted by: Ruthie | June 17, 2014, 03:05 PM

Today the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its annual ranking of teacher prep programs, with US News and World Report as the publisher. The list ranks 1,668 elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs across the country.

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Each month, we scour the web to find the best resources for teachers.  This month, we’re looking at ways to add more games into your classroom:

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Five Fun and Educational End of the Year Activities
posted by: Melissa | May 30, 2014, 04:01 PM

The end of the school year is upon us. In most areas, testing is over and evaluations are done. If you’re wrapping up a successful year, consider these five ideas that work great in any classroom:

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A growing number of schools districts are seeking new models of professional development that include online and blended learning. These models can transform PD into a more personalized, anytime, anywhere opportunity that fosters continuous learning.

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Google announced their newest product on Teacher Appreciation Day.  It’s not a fancy new piece of wearable tech or an update to their uber-popular Android operating system like one might suspect.  Instead, it’s a piece of software that is aimed to appeal to teachers, students, and schools called Google Classroom.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Discounts
posted by: Ruthie | May 05, 2014, 08:53 AM

Welcome to Teacher Appreciation Week! AAE salutes our wonderful member teachers who go above and beyond everyday for their students! We appreciate your dedication and hard work. This week we will help celebrate by featuring discounts, promotions, and inspiring stories. Below is a list of teacher discounts:

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10 Teacher Resources for Understanding Teen Depression
posted by: Ruthie | April 30, 2014, 12:39 PM

High school can be a difficult time psychologically, socially, and emotionally for many students. According to statistics, by the end of their teen years, 20% of young adults struggle with depression. Additionally, over 50% of teens with depression will attempt suicide at some point.

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Looking for a Teaching Job? Try these Resources!
posted by: Melissa | April 25, 2014, 03:19 PM

Every year thousands of teachers leave their positions due to retirement, family commitments, advancement to a new position, or relocation.  Many others walk into teacher job fairs and schools across the nation trying to earn a spot as their replacement.

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Today, we’re hearing from Amy Wilson.  Amy Wilson is the senior manager of education marketing at Common Sense Media. A seasoned organization, Common Sense Media has primarily provided reviews on books, television shows, movies, apps, and other media, in an effort to inform the choices of parents and teachers.  They also provide professional development and curriculum to teachers promoting digital literacy.   Recently, they’ve launched a new certification site, Graphite, which Ms. Wilson shares about below:

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It only takes a quick visit to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website to see that they’ve been undergoing changes recently.  The website itself has been completely redesigned, making it much easier to find information about their teaching certification.

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NCTM Calls for Action on Common Core Implementation
posted by: Ruthie | April 16, 2014, 03:05 PM

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) held their annual conference this past week.  At the conference, there were speakers, panels, and sessions on all sorts of topics relating to mathematics. There was also the release of a new document, Principals to Actions.

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Guest Post: Strategies for Teaching ESL Students
posted by: Ruthie | April 14, 2014, 01:22 PM

As many as 3.5 million students in classrooms throughout the United States speak English as a second language (ESL). Despite this reality, most schools offer few or no programs that specifically address the unique set of problems these students confront each day in the classroom.

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Will MOOCs Replace the Traditional Classroom Model?
posted by: Ruthie | April 11, 2014, 12:12 PM

The question about the future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online classes is one that concerns many educators.  No matter your feeling about the role of MOOCs in post-secondary education, the fact is that we’re in the middle of a period where education is undergoing a dramatic change.

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Guest Post: Top Five Free Educational Apps
posted by: Ruthie | April 07, 2014, 12:01 PM

In today's technological society, a growing number of children engage in daily use of smartphones and other handheld devices, providing a unique opportunity for teachers to integrate learning and technology. Below is a list of five, free educational apps, which can be easily integrated into lesson plans and used to cultivate interest in educational subjects.

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While this past winter seemed long and interminable, spring has finally come.  With only a few months left, we’re now in the home-stretch of the school year.   Spring also brings increasing antsiness in our students.  Trying out something new or integrating some technology is a great way to keep them interested.  Our reading list is full of great selections that will help you find that perfect “something” to keep students focused in class.

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