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Nail Polish and Baseball Bats
posted by: Guest contributor | January 07, 2016, 01:38 pm

By Diana Black Kennedy


Student choice is a powerful motivator and tool.  Today, Diana Kennedy explains how student choice can enhance student literacy in a piece originally published in Language Magazine, where she explains her technique of “Googling for content.”

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Top Ten Best Places to Find Holiday Lessons
posted by: Melissa | November 24, 2015, 12:06 pm


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas break is less than a month away.  The following month will be a hectic one for students and teachers alike. Now is the time to start planning for the holiday season!  If you’re a new teacher or an experienced educator just looking to add a little something new to their lessons this month, we’ve picked our favorite outlets for quality, creative lessons this season. Enjoy!

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12 Awesome Formative Assessment Examples
posted by: Melissa | November 16, 2015, 04:53 pm


Finding new and unique ideas for formative assessments is always a struggle.  However, the team over at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation has some ideas in the following blog, originally posted on their site last April.

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The Cat, The Fish, and The Waiter
posted by: Guest contributor | November 06, 2015, 11:02 am

Guest Post by Rose Bergues


The Cat, The Fish, and The Waiter is a charming story penned by teenaged author Marianna Bergues. The whimsical tale would be a hit with elementary school children even if the book was constructed in the ordinary manner…but it isn’t!

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Let's face it…


Most students don't like writing.


The integral part of every educational system, academic writing is a must-do for all students; essays, theses, reviews, reports, dissertations – they develop critical thinking and teach students to express thoughts clearly and argumentatively. But more often than not, young people face problems when it comes to writing, which can be a lack of motivation, uninteresting topics, a lack of knowledge to cover them, no skills to research, no writing skills, a fear of failure, strict deadlines, etc.


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Innovation Station: Pets in the Classroom
posted by: Alana | September 11, 2015, 04:12 pm


Have you ever had a pet in your classroom? Are you considering one for your classroom this year? Back-to-school time may be the perfect opportunity to give consideration to such a rewarding undertaking!


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Five Innovative Ways to Use Technology This Year
posted by: Melissa | August 14, 2015, 03:46 pm


Over the weekend, I was speaking with a friend who proudly told me of her plans to flip her classroom this year.  The idea of flipping is several years old but it’s still fairly innovative.  The conversation reminded me that this is the time of year when it’s perfect to try something new.  So, before the school year gets too far underway, here are our five tech suggestions for this upcoming school year.


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Your Back-to-School Discounts
posted by: Melissa | August 04, 2015, 10:50 am


Don't overspend on your classroom!  Instead check out the discounts below to find the best prices for the classroom materials that you need.


Office Depot

The free Office Depot Star Teacher Program offers educators a number of special discounts and rewards. In addition to 10% in rewards points on select purchases, members also have exclusive access to special events and sales throughout the year.


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AAE’s Top 7 Back-to-School Tips
posted by: Guest contributor | July 06, 2015, 12:00 am

By Conner Dunleavy


The new school year will be here before we know it! Many teachers are already counting down the days until classes begin again and it’s time for teachers to start focusing on the road ahead.


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By Conner Dunleavy


A recent study by the American Institute for Research found that 82 percent of new teachers who were trained in vigorous, long-term student teaching programs - such as the program by Chicago-based nonprofit Urban Teacher Residency United - were still in the teaching profession after 5 years on the job.

These findings seem to demonstrate the correlation between longer-term mentorships for new teachers and their ability to effectively perform alone in the classroom.

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Today, we are pleased to announce AAE’s National Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant award winners for the spring of 2015.  These 15 teachers embody our core values with their dedication to the field and innovative initiatives.  We couldn’t have chosen better!

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March saw the return of South by Southwest (SxSW), the yearly conference that has people from all over the globe travelling to Austin, Texas to listen to the best new music, experience the best new tech, and learn about the trends facing our society.  SxSW has a sub-conference that deals exclusively with the issue of education.  Since SxSW has a reputation for spotting trends before the rest of the country, it’s worth looking at what was discussed at this year’s conference.


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There’s a lot of information available to consider with choosing professional development.  While the occasional study will look at teachers’ attitudes towards a particular form of professional development, most research has focused on efficacy and the assumption that administrators will be in the driver’s seat.  Despite this track record, a new study from the Gates Foundation puts teacher opinions front and center.


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Pi Day Resources
posted by: Melissa | March 11, 2015, 02:14 pm


Math teachers rejoice!  Pi Day is right around the corner.  Looking for a great new way to celebrate pi and all that is math in your classroom?  Edutopia’s Matthew Davis has done a great job of rounding up the best resources from across the web.  See his blog post from Edutopia.org below:


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Yesterday, we packed Capitol Hill to the brink with teachers, students, and parents showing their support for school choice – and you can still join them!


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Three Ways to use Badges to Motivate your Students
posted by: Melissa | January 28, 2015, 04:42 pm

Today we have a guest blog from Erika Lambert, the COO of RedCritter.  RedCritter has just launched classroom management app, available on all platforms.  AAE members interested in checking out RedCritter can get a special discount.  Look for the discount code in your inbox.

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Are You Celebrating Religious Freedom Day?
posted by: Alana | January 15, 2015, 02:37 pm

Religious Freedom Day is tomorrow, January 16th. And schools are being encouraged to spend time recognizing the day as the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom from 1786.

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Even the Best Teachers Have the Worst Days
posted by: Melissa | January 13, 2015, 02:00 pm

Ever have one of those days in the classroom where nothing goes right? Starr Sackstein blogged over at Education Week’s Work in Progress Blog about just those types of days.  She says:


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EdTech isn’t just producing awesome results - it’s also taking hold of our education system in a big way. And in 2015, teachers can expect to see tons of new EdTech trends in the works that are revolutionizing the way of education. These technological innovations are helping teachers:


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Over the holidays, the Internet Archive made a revolutionary move.  They released over 2,400 computer games from the 80’s and 90’s on the web.  These games were originally programmed to run on DOS-based machines and were unavailable to modern users without impressive technical knowledge.  Internet Archive has made these games playable in a person’s web browser, meaning that they’re accessible to even the youngest users.

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