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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that our members receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.

  • Weekly News Round-Up for December 6th

    Each week, AAE 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: Wisconsin’s shootings, Houston’s take over, and school choice!



  • It’s Time to Lessen Teacher Caseloads

     

    Today’s guest post is by John Unger, one of AAE’s Advocacy Fellows. In this blog post, he shares his views about the workload that many teachers are confronted with.

     

    The quote, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” really hits home as a public educator. There are often times when decisions about student learning come second to financial decisions or political decisions. When the general public thinks of education, they assume it is kids sitting in a classroom learning all the knowledge the teacher can throw at them, but this is not what our public schools look like at all. Teachers must deal with behaviors, mandates, budget cuts, build lesson plans, teach 100 different kids a day, manage lunch duty, and handle many other requirements. Lost in all of this is the need to educate each kid, and what makes that primary task a greater challenge, is that our students are all different and unique learners in their own way. In today’s education system, teachers are having a hard time meeting the needs of all kids and one reason is our schools don’t meet the needs of today’s learner. The general public doesn’t see the day-to-day needs of all of our students and teachers are often left to fill the multiple roles that non-educators think they should fill. 



  • 2019 Black Friday Deals for Educators

    With Black Friday right around the corner, everyone is looking for the best deals and extra ways to save, including teachers. This year, educators and staff with school ID can take their shopping skills and their classroom to the next level with spectacular deals.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for November 22nd

    Each week, AAE 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: Indiana, isolation, illness, and more!



  • Helping Children Thrive and Positively Shape the World

    This past September, AAE Advocacy Fellow, Roseangela Mendoza had the opportunity to share her voice at the New Jersey State Board of Education, where she gave testimony about her experiences. We’d like to share some of it below:



  • Weekly News Round-Up for November 15th

    Each week, AAE 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 were horrified at hearing about another school shooting.



  • Five Benefits of Social Emotional Learning

    Since the beginning of the profession, teachers have known that it is not possilbe to divorce a student’s academic growth from their personal growth. In the past, this has taken the form of moral education, later followed by character education. Most recently, the attention has been placed on social emotional learning (SEL).



  • Weekly News Round-Up for November 8th

    Each week, AAE 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: School violence, longer school days, lunch shaming and more!



  • Weekly News Round-Up for November 1st

    Each week, AAE 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: Strikes, more strikes, lawsuits, and more!