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Online Resources for Music Teachers
posted by: Larisa | May 24, 2012, 10:02 am
Being a good music educator requires more than just teaching the notes on a page.  Music is a subject that is likely to be labeled as “old school” because – let’s face it – playing the violin does not involve a username or password.  In this age of MP3 players and online radio, music educators are finding great ways to engage music students by bringing technology into the classroom.  Music educators have a wealth of information available to them on the internet to help keep the music classroom on the “cutting edge.”   Continue Reading...
The AAE blog often features stories on how the internet has revolutionized the teaching profession. From social networking to curriculum blogs and educator forums, tech-savvy teachers are able to connect on an entirely new level using online tools. While there are plenty of free resources available on the internet, a new website called Teachers Pay Teachers is making waves for its ability to allow teachers to sell their go-to lesson plans via an innovative online marketplace.   Continue Reading...
Teacher to Teacher: Five Blogs to Bookmark Today
posted by: Alix | May 16, 2012, 10:38 am
With the rise of social networking and personal blogs, sharing teacher tips and tricks can be easier than ever. With just a quick search, educators can connect with tech-savvy bloggers from across the country to read, share, and collaborate on new and exciting curriculum ideas. Whether you teach elementary school art, high school math, or anything in between–there is a blog that caters to YOU! Check out some of AAE's favorite teacher blogs:   Continue Reading...
Getting More Out of Your Teacher Evaluations
posted by: Alix | May 15, 2012, 04:05 pm
In most states and school districts, teacher evaluations have become a fact of life. While the intended goal of evaluations is to help support and improve teacher performance, many teachers struggle with making the most out of their evaluations. Though many of the components of teacher evaluations lie outside of a teacher's control, there are things any teacher can do to ensure they benefit from their evaluation. Here are a few suggestions:   Continue Reading...
Best Practices Weekly: May Edition
posted by: Alix | May 08, 2012, 10:36 am

Check out these great teacher resources from Best Practices Weekly:*Volume 2, Edition 13 – Increasing Students' Retention of MaterialIt is always frustrating for teachers when students learn something one day and then don't remember it the next. In an article for Education Week: Teacher magazine, a veteran teacher and member of the Teacher Leaders Network discusses what science has to say about increasing retention of material.

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Cinco de Mayo Resources for Teachers
posted by: Alix | May 02, 2012, 01:15 pm
Cinco de Mayo, observed on May 5 every year, is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride in the United States and a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Meaning "Fifth of May" in Spanish, this holiday is an excellent opportunity for teachers to address subjects including Mexican history, art, culture, language, math and music.   Continue Reading...
Apps for Grading Student Work
posted by: Alix | April 25, 2012, 05:16 pm
Every teacher has found themselves spending countless hours grading papers and organizing their gradebook. While many see grading as tedious work, with the rise of the iPad and iPhone technology, apps designed to help teachers grade student work are well on their way to the mainstream. Some of these apps can even do more than just mark work. Check out the list and see if any would work for you and your students:   Continue Reading...
AAE Joins Pinterest
posted by: Alix | April 24, 2012, 11:22 am
It's official: AAE has joined Pinterest! Described as a teacher's "new best friend," the new online bulletin board is a great way to organize ideas ranging from professional development resources, to fun quotes, and teacher tips. AAE's new Pinterest page will host boards featuring technology, professional development, classroom ideas, and fun inspirational tools.   Continue Reading...
The Professional Educator Resume
posted by: Alix | April 19, 2012, 01:22 pm
If you are a classroom teacher searching for a new job, or if you are thinking about a career in education, perfecting your resume should be at the top of your to-do list. Just like in any other skilled profession, an educator's resume should incorporate elements specifically designed to appeal to administrators or other hiring managers. Incorporating both traditional elements and some added pizzazz can be just the ticket to landing your dream teaching position!   Continue Reading...
Earth Day Resources for Teachers
posted by: Alix | April 18, 2012, 04:12 pm
This Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day! A day of recognition held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment, Earth Day is currently celebrated in more than 192 countries, and is considered the largest civic observance in the world. While there is a range of Earth Day activities and events offered for the over 1 billion participants, the occasion is a perfect opportunity to discuss environmental issues with students of all ages.   Continue Reading...
The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2012 AAE Foundation National Teacher Scholarships and Grants Program!   Continue Reading...
Online Resources for Art Teachers
posted by: Alix | April 04, 2012, 03:06 pm
As reported this week on the AAE blog, arts instruction is on the decline in school districts across the country. While we all must adjust to difficult budget realities, the internet allows art teachers free access to an enormous network of online content. Through the use of some new innovative tools, teachers can take online "field trips" to world-renowned museums, or simply supplement their instruction with banks of worksheets or project ideas.   Continue Reading...
Best Practices Weekly: March Edition
posted by: Alix | March 26, 2012, 12:25 pm
Check out these great teacher resources from Best Practices Weekly:   Continue Reading...
Helpful Links for Science Teachers
posted by: Alix | March 21, 2012, 10:41 am
As we often highlight on the AAE blog, video clips and online resources are changing the face of education. While the internet features thousands of websites on K-12 science websites, some set atop the pack as go-to resources for science teachers seeking to supplement their lesson plans with new and engaging content. Take a moment to review a few popular online tools and websites:   Continue Reading...
In our busy day of juggling papers, lesson planning and managing sometimes more than a hundred students, we can easily forget the group that could lend significant support in our charge as teachers -- parents and families. Consider these tips for improving connections with this valuable group:   Continue Reading...
Helpful Links for Math Teachers
posted by: Alix | March 15, 2012, 04:47 pm
As we highlighted recently on the AAE blog, video clips and online resources are changing the face of education, particularly mathematics instruction. While states and districts struggle to keep up with new and emerging technologies, teachers can keep up-to-date with the help of some great online tools.   Continue Reading...
YouTube as a Teaching Tool
posted by: Alix | March 12, 2012, 02:21 pm
While you may think of YouTube as a storehouse for time-wasting videos and tutorials, the internet clip website is going through a definite rebranding for K-12 educators. Since December, Google, YouTube's parent company, has been developing a portal that lets schools filter content for teachers and students. YouTube EDU offers schools the ability to pluck only the videos they want, free from controversial comments–all while blocking the general site content.   Continue Reading...
St. Patrick’s Day Resources for Teachers
posted by: Alix | March 09, 2012, 11:46 am
Don't forget, next Saturday is St. Patrick's Day! If you are planning on creating some fun lesson plans for students around this beloved holiday next week, note that St. Patrick's Day is much more than just leprechauns and pots of gold. St. Patrick's Day honors the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, and celebrates Irish traditions. Everything from history, art, and culture can all be addressed in various ways for students both young and old.   Continue Reading...
Helpful Links for English Teachers
posted by: Alix | March 07, 2012, 11:20 am
As we highlighted recently on the AAE blog, technology, social media, and texting are having an impact on students and the art of teaching proper English grammar. While educators debate the overall effect of technology on our language, it should be noted that technology can also be helpful in providing educators new online tools and resources.   Continue Reading...
Famed Author Jan Berenstain Dies
posted by: Alix | March 02, 2012, 10:58 am
Jan Berenstain, who with her late husband Sam, made up one of the most successful husband-wife teams in children's literature died last week at the age of 88. After half a century of books, videos and TV shows about the everyday problems of a family of bears, the Berenstain Bears titles have become the standard for children's books in America.   Continue Reading...
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