Making the Most of Your Classes After the Exam
posted by: Melissa | April 12, 2018, 02:17 pm   

Recently we heard from AAE member Sarah Torzewski, who spoke to us about keeping student learning ongoing even as we start to wind the year down. Sarah provided some advice from her own experience:

How MATHCOUNTS Helps Students Succeed
posted by: Melissa | April 10, 2018, 12:51 pm   

April is Math Awareness Month, and so to help raise mathematical awareness, we have a blog entry from Ronnie Flowers, one of ASTA's Regional Membership Directors.

I have been involved with MATHCOUNTS as a school coach for 12 years and as the Northwest Arkansas MATHCOUNTS Coordinator for 7 years. I love MATHCOUNTS and giving students the opportunity to be involved in something as great as MATHCOUNTS. Even after I left the classroom and joined the staff of ASTA, the Arkansas chapter of the Association of American Educators, I continued to work with the organization, this time as a sponsor.

Weekly News Round-Up for April 6th
posted by: Melissa | April 06, 2018, 11:09 am   

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, the Oklahoma strike continues, a report on school discipline is released, Secretary DeVos travels to Texas, and more!

The Big, Giant List of Poetry Resources
posted by: Melissa | April 05, 2018, 12:51 pm   

April is National Poetry Month. Learning poetry can connect students to their emotions and to the world around them. Writing poetry can vastly improve a student’s writing in other forms as well. However, poetry is often overlooked in the classroom.

Life and Legacy of Linda Brown
posted by: Melissa | April 04, 2018, 08:55 am   

Last week, Linda Brown of the famous Brown v. Board of Education supreme court case, passed away at the age of 75 in Topeka, Kansas.  Brown became famous at the age of nine after her father attempted to enroll her in the all-white Sumner Elementary School near their Kansas home. Because she was African-American, her enrollment was denied and her father, Oliver Brown, filed a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education. Several other plaintiffs joined and the case was eventually heard by the Supreme Court of the United States.

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