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Even on the Most Hectic Days, My Job as a Teacher Is Truly Amazing
posted by: Melissa | February 14, 2018, 03:03 pm   

By Lauren Danner

It was a typical Thursday in the life of a high school teacher as the end of the marking period was quickly approaching. As soon as I finished teaching my classes, I began furiously correcting tests to make sure that my students would receive timely detailed feedback and the grades would be entered in time. In addition to the piles of uncorrected papers on my desk, my colleague and I were meeting to plan our next unit, a completely new series of lessons, and we needed to come up with something phenomenal. No pressure.

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Modern Apprenticeships Offer Path to Career — and College
posted by: Melissa | February 13, 2018, 03:27 pm   

February is Career and Technical Education Month. To highlight the accomplishments of career and technical education, we’re bringing you this article on apprenticeships originally published by The Hechinger Report.

At least in word — if not always in deed — school districts across the United States have shifted from preparing students for college or careers, to preparing students for college and careers. District missions and visions have been re-written to reflect efforts to ready graduates for both paths, a signature goal of former President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top education program.

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Weekly News Round-Up for February 9th
posted by: Melissa | February 09, 2018, 01:28 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 district dumps classic literature, DeVos earns an ‘F’ from unions, and West Virginia and St. Louis prepare to strike!

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Candy-less Activities for Valentine’s Day
posted by: Melissa | February 08, 2018, 03:03 pm   

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes the ubiquitous elementary classroom celebrations. In years past, these celebrations were sugar fests with students providing candy alongside their cards and parents and teachers working together to provide a party for students. However in recent years, the obesity epidemic has caused many teachers to rethink the ways of old.

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Olympics in the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | February 06, 2018, 03:51 pm   

This Friday, countries from all over the world are going to converge on Seoul, South Korea to begin the 2018 Winter Olympics. Students will doubtless be watching the coverage at home in the evenings, and incorporating the two-week celebration into lessons is a sure way to pique student interest and add relevance to the subject matter.

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