ASTA Blog
Weekly News Round-Up for August 23rd
posted by: Melissa | August 23, 2019, 10:02 am   

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: suspending suspensions, growing support for teacher pay, angry teachers, and more!

 
Tips for Self-Care in the New School Year
posted by: Melissa | August 21, 2019, 09:56 am   

Self-care is a touchy topic for educators. We all verbally acknowledge its importance. We know that step one in caring for our students is caring for ourselves. Yet, when push comes to shove and we’re deep in the trenches by September or October, it just doesn’t seem to be that much of a priority. Educators in all settings are encouraged to give of themselves, and there’s just not that much support when it comes to caring for yourself. Soon enough, an educator can realize that they’re running themselves ragged and working to the point of exhaustion.

 
Little Rock School District Teachers and Staff: We Believe in You
posted by: Melissa | August 09, 2019, 01:51 pm   

Dear Little Rock School District Teachers and Staff,


As the executive director of the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA), I am reaching out to let you know that we believe in you. We believe in your dedication to learning and excellence, your ability to reach the students you serve, and your heart to serve kids in our capital city. Also, we believe in your commitment to professionalism.

 
A Teacher’s Back to School Tips
posted by: Melissa | July 23, 2019, 10:17 am   

Today’s guest post is by Roseangela Mendoza, a 2019 AAE Fellow.


Ah summer! The days of heat and adventure for many students and their families! How can we help our children transition from the mostly unstructured summer to the structured school days?

 
How Do You Get Students To Attend School?
posted by: Melissa | June 05, 2019, 02:15 pm   

No matter the age or grade, getting students to actually attend classes is one of the most challenging struggles a school will face. According to Attendance Works, more than 8 million students were chronically absent in the 2015-2016 school year. These absences can lead to lower test scores, a higher rate of failing a grade, and a higher rate of dropping out of school.

 
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