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The Association of American Educators
AAE Blog
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 10th

    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, North Carolina’s licensure exams are both too hard and too easy, another ruling in favor of transgender students, a new look for Google Classroom and more!



  • Changes Coming to Google Classroom

    Just in time for the new school year, Google’s rolling out a host of improvements and additions to its Google Classroom software. Cumulatively, the changes are a major redesign to the software that has become so ubiquitous in many schools that it even allowed one South Carolina school district to put an end to snow days.



  • Back-to-School Advice for Teachers by Teachers

    Sharing professional advice and commentary via social media can sometimes be a tricky area for educators. On one hand, connecting with other teachers is necessary for professional growth. On the other hand, it’s easy for a group of teachers to fall into “teacher lounge syndrome” and begin to gripe instead of grow.


    A recent thread on Reddit definitely falls into the former category. In it, the educators all shared their best advice for going back to school this year. You can check out some of the advice that we liked below:



  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 3rd

    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, a school district abolishes snow days, a new CTE law, and Kentucky’s largest school districts fights to stay independent.



  • Important Questions to Ask Your Students

    This was originally posted on Edutopia.com on July 30, 2018


    Resilience and motivation come from having a sense of purpose, believing you have value to others, and engaging in acts of service that confirm that value. When these point in a positive direction, children gain momentum and positive accomplishment; when they don’t, we see downward spirals and increasing distance from college, career, community, and life success.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 27th

    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, funding changes for New Mexico and New Jersey, a controversy over a wrestling teacher, and more!



  • Now’s the Time to Make Your Communication Plan!

    If there is one thing that can make or break a school year, it’s how well a teacher manages to communicate with parents. A healthy, open line of communication can make parents your greatest ally and provide them with the tools they need to help their children succeed. When parents are asked what they want from their child’s teacher, inevitably better communication is one of the top responses – even when students are in high school!



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 20th

    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, teachers raise money for the classroom, Target helps out, troubling findings about the safety of schools’ drinking water, and more!



  • Your Teacher Summer Reading List – 2018

    People who don’t teach, sometimes make snide comments about educators having the summer off. They have little understanding of the hectic pace of the school year and how little time there is for teachers to actually pause and reflect on their teaching techniques or explore new methods. In this whirlwind environment, the summer is a necessity. It allows teachers the time they need to catch their breath, do some personal reflection and assessment and find out what is new in the field of education. And for the teacher who is unsatisfied with the way they’ve been doing something – it’s the perfect time to change course  and try something new.