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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 August 23rd

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



  • Tips for Self-Care in the New School Year

    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.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 16th

    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: Trade mitigation lunches, charter school regs, tuna sandwiches, and more!



  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 9th

    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, it’s back-to-school season, a potential rule change for school lunches, middle school stress, and more!



  • Five Tips to Organize Google Classroom

    More and more educators are using Google Classroom to create and give assignments, and it’s easy to see why. The online tool reduces teacher work and stress, increases communication, and greatly streamlines many classroom processes. However, when you speak with students, they often complain that Google Classroom leads to information overflow, with assignments and information posted in a disorganized manner.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 26th

    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, there’s segregated school districts, a foster care threat, cyberattacks, and more!



  • How to Write a Great Back-To-School Letter

    As the school year approaches, we’re all preparing to welcome students back into our classrooms. An essential part of this process is the back-to-school letter. For the vast majority of families, this letter is their first introduction to the teachers who will work with their children in the upcoming school year. We all know about the importance of first impressions, so getting this letter right is no simple matter!



  • A Teacher’s Back to School Tips

    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?



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 19th

    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, there’s lawsuits galore, school takeovers, and more!