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The Benefits of Arts Integration
posted by: Alix | January 18, 2013, 02:59 pm   


Even as arts programs are increasingly falling under the axe of limited school budgets, teachers are increasingly integrating arts into the core subject areas.  The concept behind arts integration is nothing new. Teachers have been having students build models, perform plays, sing songs, and complete other various arts activities for years.  Now there is a growing body of evidence to support those practices.

Blogging for Authentic Writing
posted by: Alix | January 09, 2013, 02:57 pm   

Last summer, Martha Payne made international news when her local government took steps intended to shut down her blog.  What spread this story so far is the fact that Martha is 9 years old and her blog, NeverSeconds, was designed to criticize her school lunches.  Her blog quickly gained an international audience and students around the world started to send Martha pictures of their lunches as a way to complain.  When news broke that the school had told Martha to stop and that the local government had even passed a law prohibiting photography in school cafeterias, there was a quick upsurge of support until the school and local government backed down and Martha was able to blog again.

Best Teacher Resources of 2012
posted by: Alix | January 02, 2013, 10:44 am   

Let's face it–2012 has been a year of momentous change for teachers. Our profession is in the midst of dramatic growth. With these exciting new developments come a host of new resources to help teachers manage the world we find ourselves in. Here are our choices for the best of 2012:
Coping with Tragedy: Resources for Teachers & Students
posted by: Alix | December 17, 2012, 12:18 pm   

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. As educators, we are uniquely positioned to make an impact on our students' lives. As we begin to have conversations about the issues involved with preventing such tragedies, let us take a moment to appropriately address violence and trauma with our students.
Congratulations to the 2012 Fall KANAAE Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant Winners
posted by: Alix | December 07, 2012, 04:41 pm   

The Kansas Association of American Educators is pleased to announce the fall 2012 Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant winners. KANAAE judges selected these exceptional teachers from a pool of teachers across the state. Congratulations on showing such innovation in your submissions!
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