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How to Cope with Student Stress During the Holidays
posted by: Melissa | December 11, 2019, 11:19 am   

Every educator I know wants the holidays to be a happy time. We go out of our way to fill the days leading up to the holiday break with fun, engaging lessons, moments of levity, and shared good cheer. When it’s time to send our students off for the year, we do so with a party and the belief that the down time will be one of relaxation and reinvigoration for all of us. The ugly truth is that for many of our students this is not so. Instead of a time of relaxation, the holidays can be one of stress and sadness for many, including our students.

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Weekly News Round-Up for December 6th
posted by: Melissa | December 06, 2019, 02:02 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, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: Wisconsin’s shootings, Houston’s take over, and school choice!

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It’s Time to Lessen Teacher Caseloads
posted by: Tamia | December 03, 2019, 03:38 pm   

 

Today’s guest post is by John Unger, one of AAE’s Advocacy Fellows. In this blog post, he shares his views about the workload that many teachers are confronted with.

 

The quote, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” really hits home as a public educator. There are often times when decisions about student learning come second to financial decisions or political decisions. When the general public thinks of education, they assume it is kids sitting in a classroom learning all the knowledge the teacher can throw at them, but this is not what our public schools look like at all. Teachers must deal with behaviors, mandates, budget cuts, build lesson plans, teach 100 different kids a day, manage lunch duty, and handle many other requirements. Lost in all of this is the need to educate each kid, and what makes that primary task a greater challenge, is that our students are all different and unique learners in their own way. In today’s education system, teachers are having a hard time meeting the needs of all kids and one reason is our schools don’t meet the needs of today’s learner. The general public doesn’t see the day-to-day needs of all of our students and teachers are often left to fill the multiple roles that non-educators think they should fill. 

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2019 Black Friday Deals for Educators
posted by: Melissa | November 26, 2019, 04:58 pm   

With Black Friday right around the corner, everyone is looking for the best deals and extra ways to save, including teachers. This year, educators and staff with school ID can take their shopping skills and their classroom to the next level with spectacular deals.

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Weekly News Round-Up for November 22nd
posted by: Melissa | November 22, 2019, 04:14 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, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: Indiana, isolation, illness, and more!

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