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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.

  • Meet the Newest Inductees to the National Teachers Hall of Fame

    The National Teachers Hall of Fame was founded in 1989 by Emporia State University as a “tribute to our nation’s most important profession.” Through honoring career teachers who display excellence in the classroom, it hopes to draw the public’s attention to PreK-12 educators. Their facilities include a museum, a Hall of Fame, and a teacher resource center.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 21st

    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, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we have school start dates, vouchers, early education, and more!



  • 5 Emerging Trends in 21st-Century Education

    This post was written by Scott Freiberger and was originally published on GettingSmart.com.


    With the advent of new technologies being infused in school curricula, educators and school leaders are beginning to rethink all facets of data in the classroom. New, innovative methods of data collection are continually being developed, which offer new options for ongoing formative, culminating summative and alternative assessments. Yet what precisely do nouveau “research-based instructional strategies” entail? Although challenges in curriculum design may arise due to advanced technology integration, schools are nonetheless embracing the future. Here are five emerging trends for 21st-century classrooms.



  • Hack Your Bulletin Board with These Tips & Tricks

    The bulletin board is both the most useful and most daunting part of the classroom. The bulletin board can be a place where student work is highlighted, students are welcomed, and a key in classroom organization. Its blank canvas can also leave teachers in a panic and unsure how to fill the space. Then after the teacher knows what they’re going to do, setting up the bulletin board itself can be time consuming and exhausting, especially when they’re expected to change out the contents regularly.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 14th

    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, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we have new graduation requirements, a $50 million grant, special education ratings and more!



  • Keep Kids Learning This Summer!

    Kids may think that learning only happens during the school year, and that summer is when they finally get to switch their brains off; but as educators, we know that summer is invaluable for a student’s growth and progress. Summer provides students with ample opportunity for free-form learning and to explore their interests.  Unfortunately, many students find themselves stuck inside watching TV or playing video games.



  • Tips for Job Searching Teachers

    Some teachers spend their summers relaxing pool side, some work on their curriculum for the upcoming year or increasing their knowledge on a subject, and some find themselves looking for a new position at a new school. Every summer, teachers all over the country find themselves between teaching positions. Perhaps their old position was cut or a life change caused them to move to another part of the country. Whatever the reasons, those teachers are spending their summer looking for a job.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for July 7th

    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, AAE finds what’s important for our members to know about. This week, we have news on the NEA Representative Assembly, a Teacher of the Year abandoning his state, curriculum challenges, and more!



  • Most Popular Student Reads for Summer 2017

    Every summer, students leave school with a list of books prescribed by their teacher to read over the summer. These books often form the framework for the literature curriculum at the beginning of the next school year. When students return in the fall, however, they will be bringing with them these books and also all the other books that the student has read over the previous months.