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Each month, we scour the web to find the best resources for teachers.  This month, we’re looking at ways to add more games into your classroom:

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Five Fun and Educational End of the Year Activities
posted by: Melissa | May 30, 2014, 04:01 pm

The end of the school year is upon us. In most areas, testing is over and evaluations are done. If you’re wrapping up a successful year, consider these five ideas that work great in any classroom:

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A growing number of schools districts are seeking new models of professional development that include online and blended learning. These models can transform PD into a more personalized, anytime, anywhere opportunity that fosters continuous learning.

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Google announced their newest product on Teacher Appreciation Day.  It’s not a fancy new piece of wearable tech or an update to their uber-popular Android operating system like one might suspect.  Instead, it’s a piece of software that is aimed to appeal to teachers, students, and schools called Google Classroom.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Discounts
posted by: Ruthie | May 05, 2014, 08:53 am

Welcome to Teacher Appreciation Week! AAE salutes our wonderful member teachers who go above and beyond everyday for their students! We appreciate your dedication and hard work. This week we will help celebrate by featuring discounts, promotions, and inspiring stories. Below is a list of teacher discounts:

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10 Teacher Resources for Understanding Teen Depression
posted by: Ruthie | April 30, 2014, 12:39 pm

High school can be a difficult time psychologically, socially, and emotionally for many students. According to statistics, by the end of their teen years, 20% of young adults struggle with depression. Additionally, over 50% of teens with depression will attempt suicide at some point.

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Looking for a Teaching Job? Try these Resources!
posted by: Melissa | April 25, 2014, 03:19 pm

Every year thousands of teachers leave their positions due to retirement, family commitments, advancement to a new position, or relocation.  Many others walk into teacher job fairs and schools across the nation trying to earn a spot as their replacement.

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Today, we’re hearing from Amy Wilson.  Amy Wilson is the senior manager of education marketing at Common Sense Media. A seasoned organization, Common Sense Media has primarily provided reviews on books, television shows, movies, apps, and other media, in an effort to inform the choices of parents and teachers.  They also provide professional development and curriculum to teachers promoting digital literacy.   Recently, they’ve launched a new certification site, Graphite, which Ms. Wilson shares about below:

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It only takes a quick visit to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website to see that they’ve been undergoing changes recently.  The website itself has been completely redesigned, making it much easier to find information about their teaching certification.

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NCTM Calls for Action on Common Core Implementation
posted by: Ruthie | April 16, 2014, 03:05 pm

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) held their annual conference this past week.  At the conference, there were speakers, panels, and sessions on all sorts of topics relating to mathematics. There was also the release of a new document, Principals to Actions.

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Guest Post: Strategies for Teaching ESL Students
posted by: Melissa | April 14, 2014, 01:22 pm

As many as 3.5 million students in classrooms throughout the United States speak English as a second language (ESL). Despite this reality, most schools offer few or no programs that specifically address the unique set of problems these students confront each day in the classroom.

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Will MOOCs Replace the Traditional Classroom Model?
posted by: Ruthie | April 11, 2014, 12:12 pm

The question about the future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online classes is one that concerns many educators.  No matter your feeling about the role of MOOCs in post-secondary education, the fact is that we’re in the middle of a period where education is undergoing a dramatic change.

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Guest Post: Top Five Free Educational Apps
posted by: Ruthie | April 07, 2014, 12:01 pm

In today's technological society, a growing number of children engage in daily use of smartphones and other handheld devices, providing a unique opportunity for teachers to integrate learning and technology. Below is a list of five, free educational apps, which can be easily integrated into lesson plans and used to cultivate interest in educational subjects.

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While this past winter seemed long and interminable, spring has finally come.  With only a few months left, we’re now in the home-stretch of the school year.   Spring also brings increasing antsiness in our students.  Trying out something new or integrating some technology is a great way to keep them interested.  Our reading list is full of great selections that will help you find that perfect “something” to keep students focused in class.

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Financial Literacy Month Teacher Resources!
posted by: Melissa | April 02, 2014, 03:18 pm

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?  That makes this month the perfect time to incorporate lessons about finances and budgets into your class. Here are some resources to help! 

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AAE Announces Tuition Discounts for Members
posted by: Alana | March 31, 2014, 02:34 pm

As you may have noticed in your March newsletter, AAE dues are rising slightly this July due to the mounting costs associated with protecting our members from legal claims. Still under $200 per year, and a fraction of the cost of union dues, we are confident you will agree this increase is a worthy investment in enhancing your protection and professionalism.

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As educators, we all strive to be adaptive.  We strive to individualize and personalize instruction so that each student not only receives instruction on their level, but also instruction that is culturally relevant to them and meets their interest.  If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is.  It’s much easier to just give every student in the class the same lesson, which is why we educators fall back on it so readily.

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By this point, anyone paying attention to trends in education is familiar with the concept of a flipped classroom.  In this model, the teacher assigns the lectures as "homework” in video form and then works with the students by going through what usually would have been assigned for homework in class.  The model has a lot of advantages.  It allows students to work at their own pace, and for the teacher to give extra help where it’s needed.

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Record Snow Days Disrupt Learning
posted by: Ruthie | March 17, 2014, 04:27 pm

With a late winter storm disrupting classes on the east coast today, teachers and students are no longer celebrating. While some schools have a cushion for snow days, with extended hours or extra days, other districts are left struggling to solve the problem of missed days.

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The Best of Teaching Channel
posted by: Melissa | March 14, 2014, 03:44 pm

The Teaching Channel is one of those resources that has sprung up over the past few years and has really begun to shine.  It’s a unique case where teachers can find practical lesson plans, classroom management tools, and pedagogical tips from other teachers in a professional and easy to navigate way.  I’ve yet to be disappointed in anything that Teaching Channel puts out, but with so many high quality videos a teacher with limited time may not know where to start.  Here’s a few of my suggestions:

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