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5 Ideas to Teach Poetry in All Subjects
posted by: Melissa | April 10, 2019, 10:18 am   

If you’re not a language arts teacher, you may not know that this month is National Poetry Month. In this time of siloed subjects and high-stakes testing, it’s easy to leave something like poetry to the English teachers, however we know that when we interweave different subjects together our students learn and remember more. This is especially true for something such as poetry. The natural rhythms and visual language of this type of literature can be an asset in any subject you teach, from art to mathematics.

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Weekly News Round-Up for April 5th
posted by: Melissa | April 05, 2019, 02:49 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, a school lunch lawsuit, a pay raises, an unvaccinated student, and more!

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Growth Mindset Signs
posted by: Melissa | April 02, 2019, 01:20 pm   

Today's guest post is by AAE member, Paul Larrea.


Taking assessments is always nerve-racking for every student. Students will sometime experience anxiety, freeze up, cry, or develop a fixed mindset such as “I don’t know” or “I’m going to fail.” As a teacher, it is always hard for me to see kids like this. I wanted to find a way to help my students overcome this and to establish a growth mindset. A solution that I came up with is to create growth mindset signs to hold up when my students are taking an assessment for me. This is very popular with all my students. Every time my students enter the classroom on testing day, they ask me “Are you going to hold up your signs, because they work and help me?”

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Weekly News Round-Up for March 29th
posted by: Melissa | March 29, 2019, 03:31 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, a candidate courts teachers, proposed budget cuts, more out of Kentucky, and more!

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What Teachers Are Saying About the Four-Day School Week
posted by: Melissa | March 27, 2019, 09:03 am   

Across the country, more and more schools and districts are moving from a five-day school week to a four-day school week. The movement started in rural districts looking to save money. With high costs associated with bussing and electricity, it was thought that you could cut costs by closing the building to students one additional day a week. Since then, it’s spread quickly. This year, approximately half of all school districts in Colorado alone have a four-day week.

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