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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that our members receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.

  • Taking Care of Yourself: Resources to Help with Teacher Self-Care

    More than many other occupations, education is missional in nature. Educators are well aware that how well a child is educated will drive their success later on in life and popular culture often heightens this with movies and books that focus on how a single, passionate educator can “save” a child from the dismal life that awaits them. Schools, too, often suffering from low budgets and lack of staff encourage educators to take on extra duties and go the extra mile. While none of this is bad in and of itself, it creates a situation where educators feel as if they must always do more and try harder, making it easy to lose themselves in the mission.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for June 16th

    We’re bringing to our members the education news that got our attention again this week. While there are a lot of stories about schools and teachers each week, these are the ones that we think you need to know about. This week, we have apprenticeships, the Broad Prize, testing and pension changes, and Dr. Dre.



  • Why Rigorous Literacy Instruction is Essential for Lifelong Learning

    By Eileen Murphy Buckley

    This post was originally published on Getting Smart on June 4, 2017.


    For my entire career as a teacher, I tried to instill a love of lifelong learning in my students. I wanted them to enjoy all the benefits and pleasures of an intellectual life long after they had left school. I considered it an essential goal of my work, not just an ideal. Today, the term “lifelong learning” has taken on an entirely new meaning to me–now it’s clear that it is an absolute imperative for economic success.



  • Top 5 Must-See Things at National Charter School Conference 2017!

    Teachers, administrators, and others in the education world are gathering in Washington D.C. this week for the annual National Charter School Conference, which bills itself as the best learning and networking event for charter school educators, leaders, and advocates, so of course we’re there, too.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for June 9th

    Again this week, we’re bringing to our members the education news that got our attention. While there are a lot of stories about schools and teachers each week, these are the ones that we think you need to know about!



  • Long vs. Short Literature: What’s Best for Teaching Language Arts?

    There’s an interesting debate going on in the education community right now. Increasingly, reading and English teachers are disagreeing over whether they should focus on short-form literature like short stories, one-act plays, etc., or whether they should focus on teaching through long-form literature like novels.



  • Top Teacher Discounts for Summer

    School’s out for summer, and what’s a teacher to do? Hopefully, this will be a season of relaxation and reinvigoration for educators across the nation. All those projects and all the travel can get a bit costly on a teacher’s budget though, so here are some discounts that will help you make the most of the summer months:



  • Weekly News Round-Up for June 2nd

    This week, we begin a new tradition. We always aim to keep our members informed of what’s happening in education, and to help us do that, we’re going to share the top education stories of the week.



  • Five Things You’re Likely to See in Tomorrow’s Schools

    Nearly everyone alive in the U.S. is familiar with the schools of the past. The school building surge of the 50’s and 60’s dotted the country with a plethora of squat, square buildings. Inside, wide corridors are framed by square classrooms filled with rows of desks and a whiteboard at the front. These schools were created with factory-model schooling in mind, and were designed to maximize the impact of a single room with one teacher and 25 students. However, schools are likely to change radically over the next 25 years.