Posted On: January 26, 2017
ATPE Staff Spotlight
ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from our staff members. Today’s post features ATPE Lobbyist Kate Kuhlmann.
Posted On: January 24, 2017
2016-17 ATPE Membership Closes Soon!
Do you have a friend, colleague, or family member that could benefit from ATPE’s superior services? Professional, first-time professional, and associate membership categories close Jan. 31, 2017.
Posted On: January 19, 2017
You Can Help Guide Public Education Legislation
Developing a relationship with your legislator is exactly like developing a friendship with someone you would like to know. You need to meet that person face to face, share pleasantries, and then visit about things you have in common.
Posted On: January 17, 2017
7 Steps to a Positive Classroom Culture
Developing a positive classroom culture will go a long way toward helping your students feel comfortable in class and increasing their opportunities to learn. Here are seven tips for improving your classroom environment.
Posted On: January 12, 2017
New Rating System Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story for Texas Schools
On Jan. 6, the Texas Education Agency released a new A-F grading system to rate school performance. Since we allegedly don’t educate people like we should, they had to dumb it down to letter grades because the terms “met standard” and “improvement required” are too difficult to understand.
Posted On: January 10, 2017
Register for SXSWedu Now and Save $100
Purchase your registration badge for the upcoming SXSWedu Conference and Festival before the Jan. 13 discount deadline to save $100.
Posted On: January 05, 2017
Does Your School District’s Insurance Protect You?
Texas educators often don’t know what legal protection they receive from their district. ATPE debunks some of the myths about your district’s legal protection.
Posted On: January 03, 2017
8 Steps to Starting a Successful Student Club on Your Campus
Starting a club for students is a great way to provide a special place for students to belong and to encourage them to build relationships with their peers. Here are eight tips to help you start a student club.
Posted On: December 15, 2016
Q&A with the Texas Homeless Education Office
ATPE talked to the Texas Homeless Education Office about the challenges of educating homeless students in Texas public schools and what teachers can do to help.
Posted On: December 13, 2016
7 Tips for Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Life While Working in the Classroom
From teaching reading skills to keeping students from getting too rowdy to making lessons plans, teaching is more than a full-time job. This might mean you don’t feel as though you have the time to prioritize your personal health and nutrition. But for your students to thrive, you have to thrive, too!
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