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Teacher Shuns Union After Attending Leadership Course
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 09, 2017, 12:40 pm   


Mr. Hank Norquist, NWPE member and middle school science teacher from Chehalis, WA, shares the following experience with his teacher union involvement:

During the summer of 2003, while I was an active, dues paying member of the Chehalis Education Association (CEA) and WEA, I expressed a desire to run for the local vice president position. Several CEA officers suggested that I attend the WEA-sponsored “How to be an Effective President” course.& I agreed and attended a week long course that included grievance representation. The presenter was a lawyer from a bank of about a dozen WEA attorneys.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for November 3rd
posted by: Melissa | November 03, 2017, 03:39 pm   

Each week, NWPE 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: the union changes course, a showdown over charter regulations, and a new tax plan!

 
5 Tech-Free Classroom Innovations, and Ideas for Getting Started
posted by: Melissa | October 31, 2017, 09:51 am   

This article was originally published on GettingSmart.com, October 15th, 2017


When people think of the future of learning, they envision AI headsets and virtual touchscreens that hover inches from students’ faces; global teams managed by students who interact half-way across the world in digital interfaces that translate content into their native tongue.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for October 27th
posted by: Melissa | October 27, 2017, 12:55 pm   

Each week, NWPE 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 changes in regulations for special education students, new science standards in New Mexico, pension reform, and more!

 
5 Websites to Find Brain Breaks
posted by: Melissa | October 26, 2017, 12:59 pm   

Research is piling up that forcing your brain to focus all day without breaks is counter-productive. Contrary to previous beliefs, going longer and harder doesn’t end up increasing output. In fact, it may end up decreasing your ability to be productive and take in new information. This is especially true for young students who don’t have the same attention span as adults.

 
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