ASTA Blog
Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations
posted by: Melissa | November 01, 2018, 10:30 am   

This blog is written by Youki Terada and was originally published by Edutopia.org on October 24, 2018.


Heavily decorated classrooms can bombard students with too much visual information, interfering with their memory and ability to focus, a new study finds.

 
Is Interleaving the Magic Bullet for Learning?
posted by: Melissa | October 30, 2018, 01:38 pm   

As teachers, we’re always looking for new strategies and techniques that can improve our students’ learning. One such technique is interleaving.

 
An Open Letter to Our LRSD Members
posted by: Melissa | October 29, 2018, 02:45 pm   

Dear Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) members serving in the Little Rock School District (LRSD),


I want to discuss with you a development in the negotiations between the Little Rock Education Association (LREA) and LRSD, including addressing some misinformation and providing some helpful context.

 
This American Life Explores School Shootings
posted by: Melissa | October 23, 2018, 12:39 pm   

On October 12, 2018 the radio series This American Life dedicated an entire episode to one of the most persistent challenges today: How we’re preparing for and reacting to school shootings. The show, titled Before the Next One, explored the issue in typical This American Life format by focusing on deeply personal accounts and first-hand experiences and used these stories to explore the various issues surrounding school shootings.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for October 19th
posted by: Melissa | October 19, 2018, 01:08 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 look at bus safety, record low math scores, mandatory police interaction training, and more!

 
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