ATPE News Magazine

Spring 2021 | Volume 41 | Issue 3

Our Spring 2021 issue includes three extra-large feature packages. In our cover story, we dive into the world of “teacher TikTok” and discover how educators are using this video-sharing platform to connect with one another. Then, find out how Community ISD expanded its career and technical education program to 11 pathways in under three years. In our third feature, we speak with several clinicians and public health professionals about the toll COVID-19 is taking on students’ and educators’ mental health. Staying on the COVID-19 front, this issue also includes an infographic of the most compelling responses from ATPE-conducted, educator-focused surveys from 2020. In Your Ally, learn what you need to know about resignations and contract releases. In Your Voice, understand why ATPE is asking the state to prioritize school funding issues in light of COVID-19. In Members Speak, Arlington ATPE member Stephanie Hudson writes about the realities of homebound instruction during the pandemic. Finally, we offer some tips to stay hydrated out there.

Contents

Features

Teachers Taking Over TikTok

Teachers Taking Over TikTok

As an emerging social media platform, TikTok has stolen the world’s gaze. Discover how educators are using this platform and creating “teacher TikTok.”
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The Real World: Community ISD CTE Program Teaches Students Skills for Workplace Success

The Real World: Community ISD CTE Program Teaches Students Skills for Workplace Success

Find out how one Texas school district expanded their career and technical education program to 11 pathways in under three years.
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Finding Connections During a Time of Loss

Finding Connections During a Time of Loss

Several clinicians and public health professionals spoke with ATPE about the toll COVID-19 is taking on students’ and educators’ mental health.
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Special Section

The Numbers Behind an Impossible Situation

The Numbers Behind an Impossible Situation

Educators find themselves in an impossible situation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the state of Texas. ATPE conducted various educator-focused surveys and put together a snapshot of the most compelling responses.
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Everything Else

Drink Up: Tips for Hydration

Drink Up: Tips for Hydration

Here are some tips to stay hydrated out there.
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The Last Resort: Resignation Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Last Resort: Resignation Due to COVID-19 Concerns

What you need to know about resignations and contract releases.
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Homebound Instruction During a Global Pandemic

Homebound Instruction During a Global Pandemic

Arlington ATPE member Stephanie Hudson writes about the realities of homebound instruction during the pandemic.
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Students and Educators Need More Help. ATPE Is Asking the State for It.

Students and Educators Need More Help. ATPE Is Asking the State for It.

Understand why ATPE is asking the state to prioritize school funding issues in light of COVID-19.
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