ASTA is a state chapter of the Association of American Educators.

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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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ASTA in the News: Teachers Need Health Care Reform

Don't miss ASTA Executive Director Dr. Michele Linch sound off on the Arkansas education employee health care debate.

Education reform has been a hot topic in Arkansas. While policymakers champion new and innovative ideas to improve education in the state, it's critical that we strike a delicate balance between common-sense reform, fiscal sanity, and quality of life for our hardworking educators.
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Teacher Resource Center: Add Games into Your Classroom


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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Protect Your Career: Cyberbaiting and the Hazards of Technology


Cyberbaiting is on the rise in classrooms across the country. A version of cyber bullying, cyberbaiting occurs when a student irritates or baits a teacher until the teacher gets so frustrated they either yell or have a breakdown. Students awaiting this breakdown are at the ready with cameras and cell phones to record the crack, and often proceed to post the footage on various online platforms. A simple YouTube search finds dozens of videos of teachers "flipping out" to the mocking laughter of students.

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