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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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The Secret to Classroom Management

Editor’s note: This is a post from regular MSTA contributor Pam Clifton’s Teaching & Learning blog. Pam is a sixth-grade English language arts and reading teacher at West St. Francois County R-4. Creating and maintaining a well-behaved, motivated classroom of student learners can be challenging. Regardless if a teacher has the most creative, hands-on or project-based […]

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Central Region officer nominations open

Central Region is seeking candidates for four offices with elections to be held in October at its Open Hearing.  Positions available are president-elect, vice-president, region board of directors member, and state board of directors member.  Interested parties may file for candidacy online or by completing and returning  the officer nomination form.  2015 Central Region Leadership Brochure

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Current Events in the Classroom: What’s Appropriate and 3 Ideas to Consider

Incorporating current events into the classroom is a beneficial strategy for both teachers and students because most students learn better when they can relate class lessons to the outside world. Students have an easier time focusing when they understand they may need to know the subject for the future. For teachers, incorporating current events is […]

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MSTA Action – May 1, 2015

Downloadable pdf. – MSTA Action – May 1, 2015 AT A GLANCE Omnibus education bill SB172, a bill allowing students to earn a certificate in a CTE field, has grown to include many other provisions as it moved through committee. One additional provision is the addition of HB478, which makes permanent the 2.55 percent multiplier for teacher who work […]

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International Business Summer Academy

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post about the Saint Louis University International Business Summer Academy for high school juniors and seniors from the John Cook School of Business. The John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River, located in the heart of a large metropolitan area, and is well connected […]

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Two-Tier Teacher Certification Explanation

As the school year winds down and you check off items on the end of the year list, now is a good time to review the Missouri teacher certification requirements. Missouri has a Two-Tier Certification System – the Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) is for teachers in years one through four and the Career Continuous Professional Certificate (CCPC) is for those who’ve […]

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