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Weekly News Round-Up for May 25th
posted by: Melissa | May 25, 2018, 01:55 pm   

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, there’s fall out from multiple shootings, a deadly bus crash, stumbling over an immigration question and more!

 
Combat Summer Slide: 5 Websites to Send Them Home With
posted by: Melissa | May 24, 2018, 02:12 pm   

The dreaded summer slide remains a stumbling block in the modern educational system. Each year, as the year ends, we educators watch our students leave filled with new knowledge and experiences. We think about our hard work during the past months with joy and satisfaction. By the time those same students return in the fall, however, they will have forgotten much of what they learned the year before. For students from low-income neighborhoods, this could be as much as two-months’ worth of learning!

 
CNN's School-led Zero Plastic Lunch Initiative on World Oceans Day
posted by: Melissa | May 22, 2018, 02:49 pm   

On June 8, CNN is asking students around the world to celebrate World Oceans Day with a Zero Plastic Lunch -- a lunch with no single-use plastics. Schools and students then share photos of their lunches, and videos explaining what changes they made to their lunch, with CNN on social media and email.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for May 18th
posted by: Melissa | May 18, 2018, 12:18 pm   

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, we’re following the tragic news coming out of Texas, along with other news.

 
The Value in Cultivating Grit
posted by: Melissa | May 17, 2018, 03:11 pm   

This week, we have a guest post by AAE member Jillian Smart.


In January, I posted a blog on my own site about confidence-building strategies. The take-home points are that we (1) value mistakes and model healthy responses to failure, (2) encourage learners to focus on what they can do, and (3) maximize critical thinking opportunities.

 
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