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Missouri teachers work two jobs to make ends meet

As the summer winds down and teachers and students prepare to get back into the classroom, many Missouri teachers will be going back to juggling two jobs to pay for more than just additional classroom supplies for their students. Seventy-seven percent of the almost 500 responders to a recent Missouri State Teachers Association survey said […]

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Detailed Planning for Successful Learning

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. Lesson planning is a step-by-step guide to outline learning objectives for students. Teachers need to consider goals, activities and materials needed for the […]

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2015 NPTC Wrap Up

NPTC Conference Wrap-Up There were countless takeaways from the very first New Professionals Training Camp, but here’s a recap of the key elements. Snapshots: Conference video: Coming Soon! Top Tweets: From the attendees: “This experience led me to feel, for the first time since joining 5 years ago, like I was part of a truly […]

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Organizing Chaos in the Classroom

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. Comfortable, creative and clutter-free are great describing words – and goals – for any classroom. Teachers need areas in the room not only […]

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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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