Illinois Education Association Student Program


Great article for future teachers and current teachers!

get-educated:

Some insightful things to think about when planning your next lesson…

get-educated:

Some insightful things to think about when planning your next lesson…

The biggest, most important topics in education right now

The biggest, most important topics in education right now

thankyoueducators:

#thankyou

thankyoueducators:

#thankyou

lessoninteaching:

The latest step in my obsession with anchor charts and organization… My classroom has tons of windows and a big white board, but almost no wall space. I make lots of posters, but don’t have a place to put them. I found lots of great ideas on Pinterest about hanging curtain rods, but the yellow part of the wall is that special kind of pushpin board. I presented it as a challenge to my dad, and this is what he came up with!
I punched holes into my posters and hung them with large binder rings. This way, the kids and I can flip back to other posters easily.

lessoninteaching:

The latest step in my obsession with anchor charts and organization… My classroom has tons of windows and a big white board, but almost no wall space. I make lots of posters, but don’t have a place to put them. I found lots of great ideas on Pinterest about hanging curtain rods, but the yellow part of the wall is that special kind of pushpin board. I presented it as a challenge to my dad, and this is what he came up with!

I punched holes into my posters and hung them with large binder rings. This way, the kids and I can flip back to other posters easily.

Great article by the National Education Association about how to get a job as a teacher. Perfect for seniors with an education major!

theatlantic:

What Does It Take to Get Kids to Stop Skipping School?

When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd to sway. But a new report out of New York City—where one out of every five students missed a month or more of school last year — suggests an intensive community-wide initiative is gaining ground.
First, some background: chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent of the instructional days over the course of an academic year, which amounts to about 18 days in the average district. The national advocacy group 
Attendance Works considers chronic absenteeism as an early warning system that too many schools, parents and students are failing to heed.
Read more. [Image: Conspirator/flickr]

theatlantic:

What Does It Take to Get Kids to Stop Skipping School?

When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd to sway. But a new report out of New York City—where one out of every five students missed a month or more of school last year — suggests an intensive community-wide initiative is gaining ground.

First, some background: chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent of the instructional days over the course of an academic year, which amounts to about 18 days in the average district. The national advocacy group 

Attendance Works considers chronic absenteeism as an early warning system that too many schools, parents and students are failing to heed.

Read more. [Image: Conspirator/flickr]

teachersworldwide:

Where are the 57 Million Out-of-School Children?

teachersworldwide:

Where are the 57 Million Out-of-School Children?

Learn the facts about the new pension-slashing bill in Illinois. Make sure you know the truth about the future of our educators and other public employees!

It is still important to contact your legislator! Call 888-412-6570 to get in touch with your legislators and let them know that we are still paying attention to this fight for our pensions. They should only support bills that are backed by the We Are One union coalition!

 “Teaching is a window of opportunity…an opportunity to change lives, heal broken hearts, and affect multi-generations.” 
Terrance Green spoke at the IEA SP Fall Conference in Naperville, IL in November. We learned some great skills for staying motivated and giving our students the confidence they need to succeed!

 “Teaching is a window of opportunity…an opportunity to change lives, heal broken hearts, and affect multi-generations.”

Terrance Green spoke at the IEA SP Fall Conference in Naperville, IL in November. We learned some great skills for staying motivated and giving our students the confidence they need to succeed!

teachersworldwide:

Hope and resilience for learning, amid destruction in the Philippines (by UNICEF)

Education infrastructure was not spared amid this devastation. In affected areas, some 90 per cent of school buildings were damaged – schools that were attended by over 1 million pupils and staffed with 34,000 teachers before the crisis.

See more at: http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/hope-and-resilience-for-learning-amid-destruction-in-the-philippines/

Support the schools!

theatlantic:

The Most Notable Education Stories of 2013

[Image: Randy Snyder/AP Photo]

Great article from the NEA!

teachersworldwide:

Why Girls’ Education Matters
With 31 million girls of primary school age out of school, and 17 million expected never to enter school at all, the situation for girls’ education desperately needs addressing. (via Why girls’ education matters | World Education Blog)

teachersworldwide:

Why Girls’ Education Matters

With 31 million girls of primary school age out of school, and 17 million expected never to enter school at all, the situation for girls’ education desperately needs addressing. (via Why girls’ education matters | World Education Blog)