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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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Financial Literacy Month Teacher Resources!
posted by: Melissa | April 02, 2014, 03:18 PM

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?  That makes this month the perfect time to incorporate lessons about finances and budgets into your class. Here are some resources to help! 

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AAE Announces Tuition Discounts for Members
posted by: Ruthie | March 31, 2014, 02:34 PM

As you may have noticed in your March newsletter, AAE dues are rising slightly this July due to the mounting costs associated with protecting our members from legal claims.  Still under $200 per year, and a fraction of the cost of union dues, we are confident you will agree this increase is a worthy investment in enhancing your protection and professionalism.

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As educators, we all strive to be adaptive.  We strive to individualize and personalize instruction so that each student not only receives instruction on their level, but also instruction that is culturally relevant to them and meets their interest.  If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is.  It’s much easier to just give every student in the class the same lesson, which is why we educators fall back on it so readily.

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By this point, anyone paying attention to trends in education is familiar with the concept of a flipped classroom.  In this model, the teacher assigns the lectures as "homework” in video form and then works with the students by going through what usually would have been assigned for homework in class.  The model has a lot of advantages.  It allows students to work at their own pace, and for the teacher to give extra help where it’s needed.

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Record Snow Days Disrupt Learning
posted by: Ruthie | March 17, 2014, 04:27 PM

With a late winter storm disrupting classes on the east coast today, teachers and students are no longer celebrating. While some schools have a cushion for snow days, with extended hours or extra days, other districts are left struggling to solve the problem of missed days.

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The Best of Teaching Channel
posted by: Melissa | March 14, 2014, 03:44 PM

The Teaching Channel is one of those resources that has sprung up over the past few years and has really begun to shine.  It’s a unique case where teachers can find practical lesson plans, classroom management tools, and pedagogical tips from other teachers in a professional and easy to navigate way.  I’ve yet to be disappointed in anything that Teaching Channel puts out, but with so many high quality videos a teacher with limited time may not know where to start.  Here’s a few of my suggestions:

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As Common Core implementation hits full stride, educational publishers across the country are releasing textbooks and other materials that claim to be Common Core aligned.  School districts and teachers have begun adopting these materials in the belief that something that claims to be Common Core aligned actually is.  For teachers, who have limited planning time, pre-made materials that can be easily incorporated into lessons may seem like a godsend.

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Five Tips for Motivating Students to Attend College
posted by: Ruthie | March 03, 2014, 09:00 AM

Whether it’s a lack of motivation, lack of knowledge about the process, or improper planning, many students need help when preparing for college.  The process is daunting and students are increasingly looking to their teachers.

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Each month, we select the top picks from our PD Calendar and share them with you.  This month we looked at the top picks for English language arts and social studies. For more opportunities in a wide variety of subjects, check out our professional development calendar.

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Education researchers has been busy the past few months with new studies that explore the effects of kindergarten, single-gender classes, and extended school time, along with the effects of teacher assistants, sports, bullying, and more.  We’ve outlined some of the most interesting research below:

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Innovative Classroom Furniture For a New Age
posted by: Melissa | January 22, 2014, 03:06 PM
Quick! I say classroom furniture and you think–desks and chairs. The traditional student desk has been the mainstay of classrooms for well over 100 years. Popularized by the factory model of education, this piece of furniture was ideal for keeping classes in nice, neat rows. Since school work at the time focused on individual achievement and not collaboration, the fact that an individual desk also gave each student their own workspace was ideal.   Continue Reading...
Resources for Close Reading
posted by: Melissa | January 10, 2014, 11:51 AM

While the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts never mention close reading by name as a strategy to use, it is clear by reading the standards and the accompanying documents that this method remains one of the best at reaching the goals CCSS sets forth.  For this reason, states and organizations dedicated to the implementation of CCSS are trumpeting this strategy as “the one” to use in English-Language Arts.  Unfortunately, many teachers remain confused on how to implement close reading in their classroom.

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A Year in Review: Best AAE Blogs in 2013
posted by: Melissa | January 02, 2014, 01:49 PM
Some stories just get more traction than others.  Sometimes, we know what blogs will resonate with our teachers and often they just catch us by surprise.  We’ll do our best to focus on issues our teachers care about in the coming year! Take a look back at the top ten blogs from AAE in 2013.   Continue Reading...
Inspiration for the New Year: Picks from our PD Calendar
posted by: Melissa | December 18, 2013, 11:24 AM

Our Professional Development Calendar is filled with the best opportunities to help you improve your practice. This month, we’re looking at opportunities that inspire.

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