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Summer Rejuvenation

Editor’s note: This is a post from regular MSTA contributor Pam Clifton’s Teaching & Learning blog. Clifton is a sixth-grade English language arts and reading teacher at West St. Francois County R-4. Another school year has ended and a few days of relaxation are in store for you. But it’s difficult to relax because there […]

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6 Technology Tools for More Efficient Teaching

For today’s teachers, a host of different online platforms and tools have made technology an integral aspect of the curriculum. To help make your life as a teacher easier and enhance the efficiency of your work, yous hould consider using one (or more!) of the tools below. OneDrive. Microsoft’s OneDrive simplifies your job as a […]

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Reflecting on the school year

Editor’s note: This is a post from regular MSTA contributor Pam Clifton’s Teaching & Learning blog. Clifton is a sixth-grade English language arts and reading teacher at West St. Francois County R-4. Now that another school year has ended, a few days of relaxation are in store for you. But it’s difficult to unwind after […]

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Can They Do That? – Discipline for MAP Testing Violations

Editor’s Note: This is a post from MSTA’s Staff Attorney Scott Smith. Administering MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests isn’t one of the more exciting events in the life of a teacher; mainly because there are so many rules that go along with the testing process. The test administration manual for End-of-Course Assessments is 134 pages long, […]

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Kindness is Contagious: Early Interventions to Prevent Bullying (Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Deidre Anderson, Executive Director, United Inner City Services in Kanas City. The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) recognizes that waiting until children enter school to begin addressing the topic of bullying is not sufficient. Aggressive behavior that starts at an early age often results in bullying behavior later. […]

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Complete Back-to-School Basics Now

Editor’s note: This is a post from regular MSTA contributor Pam Clifton’s Teaching & Learning blog. Clifton is a sixth-grade English language arts and reading teacher at West St. Francois County R-4. Complete Back-to-School Basics Now One reason teachers chose the education profession was for their three months off, right? Although others may believe that […]

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Ozark Natural Science Center Summer Workshops

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ozark Natural Science Center about their teacher workshops in July. Looking for a summer get-away that could earn professional development credit, too?  How about two days in beautiful Bear Hollow Natural Area at Ozark Natural Science Center? During the month of July, ONSC is presenting a series of […]

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MSTA Action – May 15, 2015

Downloadable pdf. – May 15, 2015 Action AT A GLANCE MSTA requests veto of HB42 MSTA Executive Director Bruce Moe sent a letter to Gov. Nixon outlining why HB42 is bad for public education.     Session ends with controversy and scandal Gridlock in the Senate and a scandal in the House prevented a number of […]

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