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Are you celebrating Religious Freedom Day?
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 15, 2015, 09:55 PM
Are you celebrating Religious Freedom Day?

Religious Freedom Day is tomorrow, January 16th. And schools are being encouraged to spend time recognizing the day as the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom from 1786.

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EdTech isn’t just producing awesome results - it’s also taking hold of our education system in a big way. And in 2015, teachers can expect to see tons of new EdTech trends in the works that are revolutionizing the way of education. These technological innovations are helping teachers:

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Bridging the Nonfiction Divide
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 17, 2014, 11:38 PM

Did you know that national goals push for an increase in nonfiction reading overtime from 50% in 4th grade, to 55% in 8th grade, and to 70% by 12th grade?

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Tips to Enhance Professionalism
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 07, 2014, 08:23 PM

Today we feature a guest blog by Dr. Jared Scherz, where he offers some ideas for teachers to enhance their professional growth and their experience as professional educators. 

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5 Resources to Teach Your Students Programming
posted by: Cindy Omlin | October 24, 2014, 09:51 PM

As we progress into the 21st century, it’s becoming clear that learning how to program is no longer an option for our students.  For many teachers who never learned these cutting edge skills in school themselves, knowing how to help their students tackle these concepts may seem to be a daunting task.  Fortunately, the world is filled with resources for beginning programmers and the teachers who are helping them.  We’ve included our five favorite below:

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Teacher Resource Center: Add Games into Your Classroom
posted by: Ruthie | June 13, 2014, 07:39 PM

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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A Salute to the Flag and Pledge of Allegiance
posted by: Cindy Omlin | June 09, 2014, 12:37 PM

Your students learn to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but many may not have been taught what it means.  With Flag Day approaching (June 14), it might be a good time to help students learn to more fully appreciate the history of and the concepts expressed in the Pledge such as liberty, justice, national unity, and recognizing that our freedoms come from God, not the State.

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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, 06:13 PM

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, 08:44 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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Will MOOCs Replace the Traditional Classroom Model?
posted by: Ruthie | April 11, 2014, 06:46 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 08, 2014, 09:34 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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Financial Literacy Month Teacher Resources
posted by: Ruthie | April 03, 2014, 01:15 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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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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The Best of Teaching Channel
posted by: Ruthie | March 14, 2014, 08:57 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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Each month, we select the top picks from our PD Calendar and share them with you.  This month we looked at the top picks for English language arts and social studies. For more opportunities in a wide variety of subjects, check out our professional development calendar.

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Education researchers has been busy the past few months with new studies that explore the effects of kindergarten, single-gender classes, and extended school time, along with the effects of teacher assistants, sports, bullying, and more.  We’ve outlined some of the most interesting research below:

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Quick! I say classroom furniture and you think–desks and chairs. The traditional student desk has been the mainstay of classrooms for well over 100 years. Popularized by the factory model of education, this piece of furniture was ideal for keeping classes in nice, neat rows. Since school work at the time focused on individual achievement and not collaboration, the fact that an individual desk also gave each student their own workspace was ideal.   Continue Reading...
Resources for Close Reading
posted by: Melissa | January 10, 2014, 06:03 PM

While the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts never mention close reading by name as a strategy to use, it is clear by reading the standards and the accompanying documents that this method remains one of the best at reaching the goals CCSS sets forth.  For this reason, states and organizations dedicated to the implementation of CCSS are trumpeting this strategy as “the one” to use in English-Language Arts.  Unfortunately, many teachers remain confused on how to implement close reading in their classroom.

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Christmas in the Classroom
posted by: Ruthie | December 18, 2013, 09:02 PM

In many places, Christmas has become a time of controversy.  Teachers often wonder what they can and cannot do in their classrooms.

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