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Direct Strategies for Direct Instruction
posted by: Melissa | August 29, 2017, 03:18 pm   

Most teachers like to envision their classroom as a place where curiosity flows and students are allowed to pursue their own interests and drive their own learning. In reality, though, there is a state-mandated curriculum that must be taught and even if there wasn’t, the limits of time dictate that the personal desires of the students sometimes need to be set aside so that students can learn what is expected of them.

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Weekly News Round-Up for August 25th
posted by: Melissa | August 25, 2017, 12:51 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we’re celebrating National Employee Freedom Week, along with other news!

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Resources for Backwards Planning
posted by: Melissa | August 24, 2017, 05:00 pm   

When it comes to planning lessons and units, backwards planning is considered the gold standard. This philosophy of planning is explained in great detail in Understanding by Design, the seminal work by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. The book lays out the philosophy behind backwards designing and goes into great detail on how teachers can implement this type of lesson planning, melding it with a philosophy of lesson planning that encourages students and teachers alike to think about the essential questions in the curriculum.

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National Employee Freedom Week 2017
posted by: Colin | August 20, 2017, 07:18 pm   

This week marks the fifth annual National Employee Freedom Week, a nationwide campaign to inform employees--educators especially--about their rights when it comes to union membership, including the right to opt out of union membership, to never join a union, to become a religious objector or agency fee payer, and/or to join a non-union professional association.

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Weekly News Round-Up for August 18th
posted by: Melissa | August 18, 2017, 01:44 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, Charlottesville reactions, a major shift in attitudes towards Charters, and more!

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