Posted On: June 05, 2015
Update on ATPE’s Suicide Prevention Efforts
In the Summer 2015 issue of ATPE News, readers learned about one member’s efforts to help prevent student suicide by enhancing educator training. After losing his teenage son, Jonathan, to suicide, Coach Kevin Childers worked with ATPE’s Governmental Relations team to introduce House Bill 2186, which will authorize two hours of annual suicide prevention training for Texas educators.
Posted On: June 03, 2015
Teach Healthier Mobile App Staff Picks
Teach Healthier is a tool for Texas educators looking to embrace mobile technology and deliver physically active health and nutrition lessons. Our team uses the app every day in our Teach Healthier After School programming in more than 30 Austin-area schools. Here are some of our favorite lessons.
Posted On: June 01, 2015
Out West, Where the Cowboys Are
ATPE Regional Representative Chana Appleton shares what she loves about her part of the state, West Texas (Regions 14-19).
Posted On: May 28, 2015
Find Your Voice at ATPE Summit
Educators spend their year changing the lives of the various students who walk in and out of their classrooms and schools. At the end of the year, educators are still working hard to make sure that their students have every opportunity to succeed, and the Association of Texas Professional Educators is doing the same.
Posted On: May 26, 2015
The ATPE Book Circle Is Back!
Do you enjoy reading and interacting with other readers? Would you like to knock out some CPE credits over the summer (without ever leaving your house)? If this sounds like you, mark your calendar for June 1!
Posted On: May 22, 2015
Educator Reading List
In Summer 2014, Boerne Middle School South Principal Susan Cleveland attended the Leadership: An Evolving Vision conference at Harvard University. She came away with a list of books that can help educators stay current on all the latest education strategies and tactics that can help educators succeed on campus, and now, she has shared that list with ATPE! Enjoy!
Posted On: May 20, 2015
Don't Forget to Register for Summit!
You don't want to miss one of ATPE's most popular events! Tell your local unit president that you want to attend the 2015 ATPE Summit!
Posted On: May 19, 2015
Be a Leader in Your Hallway
We teachers are already planning lessons and units for next year. Yep, that’s true. Some of us started after Christmas break and some after spring break, but we have, at the very least, jotted down an outline of some kind with enthusiastic ideas and details about subjects we are not even certain we will be teaching.
Posted On: May 14, 2015
Thoughts on Retirement
After 30 years as an educator, in 2002, I retired from teaching in Texas. I taught high school English and coached eight to ten University Interscholastic League events, getting up at 5:30 a.m. to travel to practice competitions on my weekends (often getting home around midnight)—it was hard to keep up.
Posted On: May 12, 2015
Planning a Vacation This Summer? Don’t Forget to Take Advantage of Your ATPE discounts
ATPE members have access to discounts on hotels, car rentals, theme parks, vacations, and cruises. When you plan for your summer vacation, make sure you explore all the savings and benefits that come with your ATPE membership.
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