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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.

  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 17th

    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, safety’s all the rage, no more Mondays for one district, and an Oklahoma district closes.



  • Reclaiming a Sense of Joy

    This blog was originally published on Edutopia.org on August 10, 2018 by Shane Safir.


    It’s the end of the school year and I’m sitting with a young principal I coach who has deep expertise, heart, and know-how. Suddenly, she breaks down sobbing. “I’m miserable in this job,” she says. “I want to stay the course, but I don’t know how to get my head above water. I just don’t feel any joy in this work.”



  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 10th

    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, North Carolina’s licensure exams are both too hard and too easy, another ruling in favor of transgender students, a new look for Google Classroom and more!



  • Changes Coming to Google Classroom

    Just in time for the new school year, Google’s rolling out a host of improvements and additions to its Google Classroom software. Cumulatively, the changes are a major redesign to the software that has become so ubiquitous in many schools that it even allowed one South Carolina school district to put an end to snow days.



  • Back-to-School Advice for Teachers by Teachers

    Sharing professional advice and commentary via social media can sometimes be a tricky area for educators. On one hand, connecting with other teachers is necessary for professional growth. On the other hand, it’s easy for a group of teachers to fall into “teacher lounge syndrome” and begin to gripe instead of grow.


    A recent thread on Reddit definitely falls into the former category. In it, the educators all shared their best advice for going back to school this year. You can check out some of the advice that we liked below: