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Edutainment Survey Request

Editor’s Note: Below is information about a dissertation study by Anders Petersen from the University of Missouri.   You’re invited to participate in a short online survey studying teachers’ attitude to new technological edutainment methods. This is a part of our research for the University of Missouri and it will take no more than 10 minutes of [...]

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I was once a teacher basher

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA member, Jennifer Gladbach. I  have a confession to make. The recent controversial Time magazine cover and the upcoming vote on Missouri Amendment 3 regarding teacher tenure have encouraged me to spill my guts. I was once a teacher basher. I was just not as vocal about it as [...]

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Use of school email and computers

Editor’s Note: This is a post from MSTA’s Staff Attorney Scott Smith.  Using a school email account for personal correspondence might be convenient and allowed under board policy, but it comes with consequences. Since the school owns the email account you are using, the school can access all emails sent and received in that account. Therefore, [...]

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#MoNoOn3 flier

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MSTA’s Manager of Organizing and Greater Kansas City Region Field Representative Charles Brooks.  Each year as the leaves start to turn, I face the same unresolved issue regarding Halloween candy.  Should we purchase candy that we like—just in case we are suddenly shunned by the neighborhood children and forced [...]

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Baseball in the classroom

Recently baseball has been on everyone’s mind with the playoffs in full swing and the season nearing its end. Missourians have been paying particularly close attention. Students’ focus on baseball may seem like a distraction, but this interest can be harnessed into learning. There are many ways to integrate baseball into your lesson plan to [...]

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Governor Mel Carnahan Award in Public Service – Call for Nominations

One way family and friends of the late Governor Mel Carnahan choose to keep his memory thriving is by establishing the Governor Mel Carnahan Award in Public Service. Annually this award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in the government, education, nonprofit or legal sectors. The [...]

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MSTA’s 2014 Voter Guide

The MSTA Impact Committee has released its Voter Guide for the 2014 Election. Inside you can find a description of MSTA’s endorsement process, as well as a comprehensive list of all the candidates endorsed by the MSTA Impact Committee. There are also biographies of each endorsed candidate. If you are unsure about which House and [...]

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Help spread the word on Amendment 3 – Challenge

If you’d like to help us spread the word on VOTING NO on Amendment 3, please join our VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT 3 CHALLENGE by creating your own video and posting it to Facebook and/or Twitter. If you need inspiration, check out these videos: Tracy King’s Let it Go parody.   Facebook video Post by Joe Pallikkathayil [...]

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The Pulse: Remind

The Pulse: Remind.com Remind. co-founder and CEO Brett Kopf joins Aurora Meyer to talk about how to make communications between teachers, students and parents easier and more efficient inside and outside the classroom. You can learn more about Remind here. Be sure to check out Remind.com’s twitter and Facebook pages. Aired: Sept. 30, 2014

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Talk to Your Friends and Family

With less than 60 days before the election, the campaign to Protect Our Local Schools is ramping up efforts to defeat Amendment 3, but we need your help. This amendment will take away local control of our schools and implement more state-mandated standardized testing. This is bad for our students and schools. We can’t let it [...]

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Get the Facts on Amendment 3

If we are going to defeat Amendment 3 on Nov. 4, we need everyone armed with the facts about this amendment. Please visit www.protectourlocalschools.com/facts to see what Amendment 3 will really do in your community. This amendment will take away local control of our schools, implement a one-size-fits-all approach that treats Missouri students like numbers, [...]

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Don’t forget to register to vote!

Election Day is fast approaching! As a member of MSTA, the Protect Our Local Schools campaign is relying on you to tell Missourians why they need to vote NO on Amendment 3. Just as important is remembering to cast your vote on Nov. 4.  Oct. 8 is the deadline to register to vote for the Missouri [...]

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