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.

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5 Ways to Poll Your Students

Interactivity is one of the keys to a good presentation and keeping students engaged with a lesson, which is probably one reason why you want to toss a poll into a presentation. Polls also provide an excellent way to get some formative assessment back from your students or to tailor your instruction to their needs.

Weekly News Round-Up for March 16th

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, a school gun incident involves school staff, there’s a nationwide walkout, there’s continued debate over teacher pay, and more

Cheating in the Digital Age

There’s no doubt about it, over the past few years classrooms have begun to change. More and more, technology is finding its way into schooling and more schools than ever boast a 1:1 environment. This environment is a blessing in many ways. Collaboration and research is easier than ever before. Students can be creative in new and interesting ways. However, this environment also comes with many challenges.