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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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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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