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As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.

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Seven Instructional Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know: Combining Words and Graphics

posted by Garry | June 09, 2016, 09:00 am


We’re continuing today with our series on essential teaching strategies.  These strategies are research identified, simple to implement, flexible across age groups and subject areas, and intensely powerful.  You can see the previous strategies that we’ve covered on our blog here and here.


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Writing in Online Multimedia Environments: Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

posted by Garry | May 18, 2016, 01:57 pm

The importance of writing as a communicative tool has been stressed time and again – writing isn’t just a medium of communication, it’s also an essential skill that can help leverage an individual both in the job market, their personal relationships, and, primarily, in education.


With the onset of digital disruption in today’s fast-paced world, fewer students seem to fit into the mold of the conventional and undeniably limited view of what constitutes good writing, and how to hone that skill.


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The Importance of Revised Teacher Preparation Programs

posted by Garry | May 05, 2016, 04:01 pm

Find out what AAE member Jill Cullis says about how teacher-training programs may have failed to prepare teachers for their work in the classroom in our latest edition of Education Matters. Here is a sample of the article….


I was raised hearing the phrase, “Those that can, do. Those that can’t, teach. Those that can’t teach, teach teachers.” Although this is a damning statement that greatly offends me as a classroom teacher of 29 years, I have wondered if there is any truth to it - at least the last part of that phrase.


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