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Department of Education Releases Teacher Prep Regulations
posted by: Alana | October 13, 2016, 02:13 pm   

As former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan claimed "the system we have for training teachers lacks rigor, is out of step with the times, and is given to extreme grade inflation that leaves teachers unprepared and their future students at risk."

That's why, before he stepped down, Duncan set out to overhaul teacher preparation regulations.

This week, the USDE released new teacher preparation regulations that have generated a lot of buzz in teachers' lounges from coast to coast.

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My Day: Virtual School Teacher Amy Rosno
posted by: Alana | October 07, 2016, 11:06 am   

After teaching in a traditional brick and mortar 6:00 a.m. The commute school for ten years, I was offered the opportunity to teach for a virtual high school my school district was starting. I was thrilled at the opportunity as I always had a love for technology. Twelve years after accepting the position, I am still a virtual teacher and would struggle to go back to a traditional classroom.


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Member Perspective: Bigger & Better
posted by: Alana | October 05, 2016, 04:43 pm   

As I gear up to start a new job and a new school year, my mom came to help me. Mid-August is not only my busiest time of year, but also my husband’s. I am so thankful that my mom is often able to come and help out. As I was discussing my new job with my mom last week, I explained how I’ve finally accepted my calling.

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Class Dojo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
posted by: Alana | October 03, 2016, 02:58 pm   


Since the dawn of the industrial age, teachers of all grades and subjects have been using technology to reimagine the classroom and communicate with students on whole new levels.


Some of these ideas have been quickly embraced as revolutions in education, others have fallen flat on their face, and even more have had mixed reviews.


Take the idea of ClassDojo for example.


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AAE’s Legal Corner: Bullying in the Workplace
posted by: Alana | October 03, 2016, 12:26 pm   

Your coworker is snide and rude. He or she keeps undermining you in meetings, sending nasty emails, and is generally condescending. You could swear in the hallway yesterday the coworker deliberately bumped into you (but was quick to apologize).

Is it bullying? Work is miserable and you want to quit. What are your other options?

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