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5 Ways to Assess Students

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. Assessment is part of every teacher’s job. Educators – regardless of the grade level or subject they teach – are responsible for developing […]




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MSTA recognized as the happiest company

The Missouri State Teachers Association received the TINYpulse Happiest Company Award in the Non-Profit industry. This came less than two weeks after TINYpulse named MSTA the happiest company in Missouri. “We are honored to receive this award,” MSTA’s Executive Director Bruce Moe said. “Every day, our staff come to work dedicated to delivering excellent services to our […]




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Highlight Historic Events, Monthly Themes in Lesson Plans

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. February might be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly is an eventful month! From Groundhog Day to the Super Bowl, […]




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MSTA Action – Feb. 5, 2016

Download the complete pdf – 2016 Action – Feb. 5 AT A GLANCERetirement bills move forward as Consent Bills Two important changes in the Public School Retirement System, supported by MSTA, were passed by the House Pensions Committee this week. House committee approves bill to place teacher on SBOE HB1601 (Ruth) is now ready for debate by the […]




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Missouri Read-In Day 2016

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post is from Retired School Librarian and MSTA Reading Circle Member, Brenda Steffens. March is right around the corner and that means the Missouri Read-In Day is fast approaching. Missouri Read-In Day will be held Friday, March 11. State Representative of the 126th District, Mike Kelley, sponsored House Bill 795, Missouri School […]




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2016 School Board Appreciation Week in Review

Editor’s Note: Thank you so much to all of our members who not only celebrated School Board Appreciation Week, but shared with us how they honored school board members.  “We tried something different this year.  In early December, we sent a survey to the school board about information from their school years.  These questions included […]




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MSTA Ambassador of Higher Education

Less than half of Missouri educators have a Master’s degree. MSTA’s salary research has shown that obtaining an advanced degree is a critical component in advancing your career as an educator. MSTA encourages and supports members pursuing higher education and partnered with Columbia College to offer a 10 percent discount to MSTA members starting a new degree program. […]




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