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  • CNN’s School-led Zero Plastic Lunch Initiative on World Oceans Day

    22 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    On June 8, CNN is asking students around the world to celebrate World Oceans Day with a Zero Plastic Lunch -- a lunch with no single-use plastics. Schools and students then share photos of their lunches, and videos explaining what changes they made to their lunch, with CNN on social media and (...)
  • Weekly News Round-Up for May 18th

    18 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    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, we’re following the tragic news coming out of Texas, along with other (...)
  • The Value in Cultivating Grit

    17 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    This week, we have a guest post by AAE member Jillian Smart. In January, I posted a blog on my own site about confidence-building strategies. The take-home points are that we (1) value mistakes and model healthy responses to failure, (2) encourage learners to focus on what they can do, and (3) (...)
  • A New Report Recommends Strategic Compensation for Teachers

    15 May 2018, by mckenzie@aaeteachers.org (AAE McKenzie) — Blog Articles
    On May 8, National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan research and policy group that is committed to modernizing the teaching profession, released an analysis of states’ strategic teacher compensation policies. This comes amid national concerns over teacher (...)
  • Weekly News Round-Up for May 11th

    11 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    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, teachers are protesting in North Carolina, some schools struggle when dealing with (...)
  • Here Are Your National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 Deals

    8 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    National Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us and teachers across the country are being feasted by their administrators and showered with coffee mugs from their students. Beyond that, a host of national chains are offering special discounts or free offers for educators this week. Check out the (...)
  • Weekly News Round-Up for May 4th

    4 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    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, we have three walk outs: the teacher strike ending in Arizona, the proposed teacher (...)
  • Don’t Know if That App is Classroom Appropriate? Apple Has a Guide for That.

    3 May 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    Tablets and phones have fully integrated themselves into our classrooms and with them come the bevy of applications that seem to multiply daily. Many of these apps are aimed at students or advertise themselves as educational, but are they always appropriate for classroom use? Should you try to (...)
  • Weekly News Round-Up for April 27th

    27 April 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    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, there are walk outs in Arizona and Colorado, while teachers in Las Vegas decide to dump (...)
  • Assassin’s Creed Discovery Mode Is a New Kind of Field Trip

    26 April 2018, by melissa@aaeteachers.org (AAE Melissa) — Blog Articles
    As a history teacher, I fell in love with Assassin’s Creed early. The video game series has much in common with other video games, players take on an avatar, complete missions, level up their skills, etc. But, it goes much further as well. Players are dumped into historically accurate (...)

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