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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that our members receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.

  • 5 Books for World Book Day

    To celebrate World Book Day, we have some book recommendations. All recommendation on this list are written by teachers; we think these are books you will definitely relate to!



  • 5 Ways to Personalize Learning with Project-Based Learning

    5 Ways to Personalize Learning with Project-Based Learning was originally published on Getting Smart.


    Personalized Learning maybe one of the most widely used education catchphrases in an attempt to capture what is truly changing about what and how students can and could learn. The challenge is whether this is just another education fad or something that will become foundational in the necessary transformation of future education.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for April 12th

    Each week, AAE 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 teacher protests, DeVos under fire, pay raises, and more!



  • 5 Ideas to Teach Poetry in All Subjects

    If you’re not a language arts teacher, you may not know that this month is National Poetry Month. In this time of siloed subjects and high-stakes testing, it’s easy to leave something like poetry to the English teachers, however we know that when we interweave different subjects together our students learn and remember more. This is especially true for something such as poetry. The natural rhythms and visual language of this type of literature can be an asset in any subject you teach, from art to mathematics.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for April 5th

    Each week, AAE 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 lunch lawsuit, a pay raises, an unvaccinated student, and more!



  • Growth Mindset Signs

    Today's guest post is by AAE member, Paul Larrea.


    Taking assessments is always nerve-racking for every student. Students will sometime experience anxiety, freeze up, cry, or develop a fixed mindset such as “I don’t know” or “I’m going to fail.” As a teacher, it is always hard for me to see kids like this. I wanted to find a way to help my students overcome this and to establish a growth mindset. A solution that I came up with is to create growth mindset signs to hold up when my students are taking an assessment for me. This is very popular with all my students. Every time my students enter the classroom on testing day, they ask me “Are you going to hold up your signs, because they work and help me?”



  • Weekly News Round-Up for March 29th

    Each week, AAE 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 candidate courts teachers, proposed budget cuts, more out of Kentucky, and more!



  • What Teachers Are Saying About the Four-Day School Week

    Across the country, more and more schools and districts are moving from a five-day school week to a four-day school week. The movement started in rural districts looking to save money. With high costs associated with bussing and electricity, it was thought that you could cut costs by closing the building to students one additional day a week. Since then, it’s spread quickly. This year, approximately half of all school districts in Colorado alone have a four-day week.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for March 22nd

    Each week, AAE 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, fallout from sickouts in Kentucky, vaccination woes, a new education commissioner, and more!