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The How of Character Education
posted by: Alana | September 02, 2016, 03:34 pm   


The formation of good character has been an essential part of schooling in America since Colonial times. Our Founding Fathers were great proponents of education because they knew that if their “experiment with democracy” were to survive, this new country needed a virtuous citizenry. The new nation needed schools, not just for literacy and numeracy, but to acquire the moral virtues necessary for a democratic citizenry: among them self-control, consideration of others, perseverance, and a sense of right and wrong.


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'Accountability': Reclaiming the Worst Word in Education
posted by: Alana | September 01, 2016, 11:14 am   


There’s a line in AAE’s Code of Ethics for Educators that states: “The professional educator assumes responsibility and accountability for his or her performance and continually strives to demonstrate competence.”  Often, when AAE staff speaks to teachers about the code of ethics and this line comes up, there’s inevitably someone in the audience who immediately connects the word ‘accountability’ to ‘testing.’  It’s a troubling issue caused by the modern political climate surrounding education, and yet, it’s not what the code of ethics intends at all.


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5 Best Apps for Back to School
posted by: Alana | August 31, 2016, 05:28 pm   


Back-to-School time is upon us and once the year gets going, it’s too late to think about how you’re going to keep everything organized.  The wise use of technology can make all the difference.  So, before you step back into the classroom, take some time to check out these apps.


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Getting Parents on the Same Page of Student Absenteeism
posted by: Alana | August 30, 2016, 11:43 am   

Whether it's due to illness, avoiding school bullies, dealing with challenges at home, or a host of other reasons students miss class, the fact remains that school absences can be incredibly disruptive to the learning process.

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6 Things You Didn't Know About Corporal Punishment in Today's Schools
posted by: Alana | August 25, 2016, 04:09 pm   


This month EdWeek published an article that brought light to the lesser known facts about corporal punishment. Check out these six key highlights that teachers should be aware of:


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