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How Teachers Spend the Holiday Season
posted by: Melissa | December 12, 2017, 02:51 pm   

It's that wonderfully chaotic time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the weeks are short, the days are rushed, and every evening seems filled with another activity. For teachers, this means plays, concerts, field trips, and dealing with students who are less focused than they are the rest of year. The scant amount of time between these two lengthy breaks makes it hard to fit in an entire unit or project, which means that teachers have to get creative with how they spend their class time.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for December 8th
posted by: Melissa | December 08, 2017, 01:32 pm   

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, we cover yet another school shooting, plus other news.

 
It’s Not Too Early to Think About Your Job Search
posted by: Melissa | December 07, 2017, 04:02 pm   

During this season, where a teacher will be working in the next academic year may be the last thing on their mind, however, this is the time of year where teachers who will be changing jobs need to start planning. It is in this winter season that schools and districts begin to assess their needs, plan their recruiting efforts, and post the first jobs for the upcoming school year.

 
Games for the Secondary English/Language Arts Classroom
posted by: Melissa | December 05, 2017, 02:45 pm   

The power of game-based learning is widely acknowledged in education. Games not only have the ability to engage students, but they often involve more complex thinking skills. However, some classes are easier than others to incorporate games into. Elementary and math classes lend themselves to competitive games that test recall or the ability to quickly answer problems, while history and social studies classes can incorporate simulations and more complex games easily. Simple online games are a treasure trove for math, vocabulary, and beginning grammar.

 
Forbes Just Released Their 30 Under 30 in Education for 2018
posted by: Melissa | November 16, 2017, 01:46 pm   

Each year, Forbes picks the 30 most influential 20-somethings in each field to highlight. The result is an interesting picture of the current and future trends in that field. Obviously, the magazine has a business bias and favors individuals who have started their own company, but the education list spans the field and includes everything from rappers who speak out on social issues to college mentorship programs. It also features several former teachers and includes products and companies that are aimed at K-12 students and their teachers.

 
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