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DON'T MISS YOUR TAX-FREE WEEKEND!
posted by: Alana | July 21, 2016, 12:13 pm
Many states have tax-free weekends over the summer months and yours may be just around the corner. These weekends are a critical time for thousands of educators across the nation who start the school year without enough supplies and need to stock up on a budget. But even for those who are lucky enough to get the supplies they need to last the school year, these weekends can be just as important for those living on a teacher's salary.   Here's a list of participating states, the dates of their respective tax-free weekend, and the items covered under each state's holiday:     Continue Reading...

 

There are a number of situations where social media has the potential to play an important role in the classroom - if used appropriately. However, when a teacher uses this kind of communication platform to interact with students, they're also allowing the student to also have control over the content and nature of the communication... and that’s where educators often run into the most difficulty.

 

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on a series of blogs about seven essential teaching strategies as identified by the IES.  Most of these strategies have focused on the teacher making small adjustments to practices that they likely already do that have been proven to be powerful motivators of student improvement.

 

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AAE continues to be the fastest growing teachers association of its kind as more and more teachers choose AAE membership each and every day to represent their interests as teachers. And there are a great many factors that play into this growth, too, not the least of which being amazing benefits such as our tuition discount offers.

 

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Over the past couple of months, we’ve been doing a series on our blog about seven essential teaching strategies that have been identified by the IES as being grounded in research, flexible, and easily accessible for every teacher, no matter what they teach or what resources they have.  In some cases, this has meant trying something completely new, while in others it has just meant applying a tried and true strategy in a different way.  The strategy that we’re looking at today falls into the latter category.

 

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6 Things Every Teacher Should Do to Become a Better Teacher

 

Becoming a better teacher isn't just about the students you teach, it’s also about increasing your own work satisfaction. That’s why so many educators constantly strive to improve their teaching skills not only as a way of doing a better job producing well-educated members of society, but to build their own self-esteem through improved work quality. Below are 6 things teachers and educators can do to enhance their personal professional development practices...

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Over the past several weeks, we’ve been doing a series on the seven instructional strategies that are recommended for every teacher to know and use no matter what they teach or how old their students are.   In the past, we’ve covered how to use graphics and words, distributing practice, and mixing solved and unsolved problems.  Most of these strategies have been cases where teachers may just need to make a small adjustment to a technique that they are already using, but this week’s strategy is different and will require changing how teachers think about their strategies entirely. 

 

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Every month, AAE sends our members a special e-newsletter that focuses on professional development for teachers - and in each issue, we feature recommended readings via a book of the month.Now that summer has officially begun, it's time to catch up on any of those books you may have missed throughout the school year, along with a few extra suggestions in case you're all caught up!     Continue Reading...
Student Teaching: The Cooperating Teacher Series
posted by: Alana | June 15, 2016, 05:12 pm

Guest post by Ann Weber

 

Have you ever hosted or thought about hosting a student teacher in your classroom?  It’s a big responsibility to be a cooperating teacher and definitely not a role to be taken lightly!  Recall your own student-teaching days and the importance of your own cooperating teacher.  Many of you grew abundantly under the tutelage of your mentor while others of you survived despite the limited guidance. What makes the difference in the effectiveness of a cooperating teacher?

 

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16 Writing Apps for Students & Teachers
posted by: Alana | June 10, 2016, 10:32 am

Guest post by Joan Selby

Writing is an essential skill all students should develop regardless of the professions they aspire to pursue. One day, some of your students will be trying to write the best dissertation, and some of them may even depend on writing skills for their paycheck. Whatever path they choose, they will inevitably come across a writing task. That’s why you need to pay close attention to their writingskills, regardless of their current writing level.

 

Teaching students how to write can be problematic for students that hate writing, so you’ll have to find a way to make this skill attractive to them.

 

Here are 16 tablet and smartphone apps that will help you do just that…

 

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Hey you! (Yeah you...) GET OUTSIDE!
posted by: Alana | June 09, 2016, 11:32 am
Spring has officially sprung and the weather is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. It's 63 degrees in Washington state, 72 in Washington, D.C. and just as beautiful everywhere inbetween.   Continue Reading...

 

We’re continuing today with our series on essential teaching strategies.  These strategies are research identified, simple to implement, flexible across age groups and subject areas, and intensely powerful.  You can see the previous strategies that we’ve covered on our blog here and here.

 

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Guest Post By Tim Elmore of GrowingLeaders.com

 

I stumbled onto the greatest discovery about teaching and learning accidentally. I was mentoring a learning community of university students years ago, when one of them sent me a note asking who was choosing the topic for the next week’s session. When I saw the inquiry, I grabbed my laptop and typed in my reply: “I can do that.”   Continue Reading...

Have you heard about the KaBOOM! Challenge?
posted by: Alana | May 20, 2016, 02:25 pm

 

Kids are kids everywhere, so shouldn’t they be able to play everywhere? KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive, and they just announced the launch of the Play Everywhere Challenge - a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best ideas that make cities more playable for kids and families.

 

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Guest post by Paige Donahue

 

The importance of writing as a communicative tool has been stressed time and again – writing isn’t just a medium of communication, it’s also an essential skill that can help leverage an individual both in the job market, their personal relationships, and, primarily, in education.

 

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Today, we’re beginning a seven-part series on instructional practices every teacher can and should be using.  In 2007, IES identified these strategies as proven to work and NCTQ brought attention to them earlier this year when they suggested the principles for teacher preparation classes.  You’ll find nothing flashy or fashionable here–just time-tested and well-worn tools that too often get neglected.

 

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Five Strategies for Improving School Attendance
posted by: Melissa | April 29, 2016, 12:15 pm

 

School attendance can often feel out of the hands of the classroom teacher.  Attendance is taken in the morning and turned into the office each day but there seems to be little that one can do to affect it.  In some ways, this is true.  There will always be some students absent due to sickness or family emergencies and there is little that a teacher can do.  Teachers also deal with the chronically absent students who suffer from  a lack of self-motivation, or a chaotic family life that de-emphasizes academic achievement.

 

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Teacher Home Visits: The Wave of the Future?
posted by: Alana | April 27, 2016, 02:36 pm

 

Teachers and administrators know it’s not just the time spent in the classroom that counts but the social and emotional learning that takes place at home and outside the classroom, too.

 

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Book Review: Reading Reconsidered
posted by: Melissa | April 11, 2016, 04:43 pm

 

Doug Lemov, founder of Uncommon Schools, made national headlines with his book, Teach Like a Champion.  While many books on how to handle classrooms exist, Lemov did something that few had done before:  he watched the best teachers in the country and looked for the common characteristics they all shared.  By doing the research, his book was based neither on theoretical beliefs nor personal anecdotal evidence. Instead, the book was solidly based on research that gives practical advice on how to improve practice.

 

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Literacy by the Numbers
posted by: Alana | March 15, 2016, 03:40 pm
Literacy by the Numbers

Guest Post by AAE Member Jillian Smart; Click here for more from her blog, The JE 411.

 

Decision-making should be data-driven. Armed with the facts, educators and parents are more likely to behave in ways that achieve results. Accordingly, let's focus on literacy research and ways to leverage statistics. Stats are more than numbers; they should improve decision-making in classrooms and at home.

 

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