ATPE News Winter 2019
- No. 2
In This Issue
In this issue of ATPE News, we take a look into one of the latest issues facing Texas public schools—student vaping—and how to deal with it on your campus.
Warning: Our Schools Contain Vaping
E-cigarette use among middle and high school students has increased in recent years. What you should know about student vaping and how to deal with it on your campus.
Escape to Win
Why classroom escape games are a breakout trend.
A social and emotional learning curriculum has transformed teaching and learning in a public school with high mobility and high poverty.
It's Time We Had a Talk About Self-Care
Half of the nation’s schools are struggling to find and keep quality teachers. We need to have a long, hard conversation about self-care.
Teaching Out of This World
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ATPE members traveled to Florida to learn the latest in Earth/space science, technology, and teaching.
Walk the Line: Navigating New Prohibitions on Student Discipline
Learn about two student discipline bills passed during the last legislative session that prohibit “aversive discipline techniques.”
Staying Engaged During the Interim
Rather than being quieted by the positive outcomes of the session, hold the Texas Legislature and statewide elected officials to high standards.
Five Tips for Managing a Blended Classroom
An Amarillo ISD educator presents five tips for managing a blended classroom.
Make Learning a Game with Kahoot!
Educators are constantly looking for new ways to keep students engaged. Kahoot! is one tool that does exactly that.
7 Easy Ways to Combat Stress
We know educators face skyrocketing expectations, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and burnout. We’ve put together some tips and exercises to combat the pressure that comes with the job.
Breathe easy, educators. You’ve made it to the halfway point.