ASTA is a state chapter of the Association of American Educators.

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Who Are We

As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

Join the Next Generation of Educators

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Where Can You Find Quality Online Resources?

T.H.E. Journal recently looked at where teachers were getting their standards-based resources. The good news is that more teachers are looking beyond textbooks for materials, mainly by turning to online sources. The bad news is where they’re looking.

Weekly News Round-Up for October 12th

Each week, ASTA 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, water safety, questions over a lock down, social media controversies, and more!

Surprising Classroom Management Strategies that Work

Every teacher knows the feeling of trying to get 20 – 30 students all focused and productive. Often, classroom management feels like herding cats - with students being pulled in every direction by the most minor of distractions. It’s no wonder some of the most widely read books for educators are on this topic. Over time, teachers have learned a gazillion deft ways to help students stay focused and on task. While many are common sense, there are also those that seem as though they shouldn’t work, and yet they do!