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As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.



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Simple and Free Class Rewards

We would all like to believe that our students are self-motivated learners, that they will behave nicely in class, do all of their homework, study hard for tests, and participate in discussions because they love learning, school, and most importantly, us! In reality, though, this is not the case. Especially early on in school, students are highly motivated by external factors. Students will work harder when offered a reward than they will just on their own.

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Weekly News Round-Up for October 13th

Each week, ASTA 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, natural disasters continue to effect schools across the country, the Education Department unveils new spending priorities, and some charters gain right to certify their own teaching force.

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What to Do When an Assignment Flops: Four Steps to Get Back on Track

Imagine this scenario: as your students prepare to walk out of your class, you hand them instructions for an assignment. You briefly explain the directions and give them a due date. Then when the date for the assignment comes due, you flip through the papers and your heart sinks. At just a glance, you can tell that at least half the class didn’t finish, many not turning the assignment in. Of those that did turn them in, the work falls far short of what you were expecting.

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