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PODCAST / JUNE 23, 2022

MSTA Presents: Episode 1 with Matt Michelson

Matt Michelson, MSTA s Director of Education Policy, joins Todd for the first episode of MSTA s reintroduction back into the world of podcasting. They discuss primary candidate endorsements, the...

From the Capitol

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PRESS RELEASES / JUNE 22, 2022

MSTA Impact Committee 2022 Endorsements

The MSTA Impact Committee met this month to discuss the upcoming primary election of Missouri State Representatives and State Senators on August 2, 2022. The committee is made of one member from...

Association News From the Capitol

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STORIES / JUNE 10, 2022

Member Profile: Della Bell-Freeman

Della Bell-Freeman is Superintendent of the Spokane R-7 School District and has recently started a new venture as a beekeeper.

MSTA People

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ACTION / MAY 13, 2022

MSTA Action - May 13, 2022

Omnibus education bill passed in last week of session The 2022 legislative session ended at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Prior to adjournment, the General Assembly passed a large omnibus...

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STORIES / MAY 10, 2022

Signs of a strong community

I have always wanted to help make a difference in the lives of children. Our district has a student who is nonverbal, and the paraprofessional who started working with her was fluent in ASL. I had...

From Our Members

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STORIES / MAY 10, 2022

Dig deep and finish strong

Typically, walk up songs are used during athletic events, but let s expand our thinking… Your walk up song is a song that will motivate you to be the best you can be as an educator!

From Our Members MSTA People

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STORIES / MAY 10, 2022

Prioritizing mental health and personalized learning in the classroom

Mental wellness is also a vital part of one s overall health, but maintaining this is not as simple as eating an apple, drinking a glass of water or taking a long walk. When someone is physically...

Your Career

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STORIES / MAY 10, 2022

How to use 20 minutes of your day to work toward restorative practices

Whenever I talk to educators about restorative practices and morning meetings, the common frustration I hear is that there are no concrete plans. In this article, I will attempt to give you solid,...

Classroom Management

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STORIES / MAY 10, 2022

Bring famous artwork into your classroom

By: Stephen Randall Roberts T eaching is in my DNA. I taught for 30 years in Missouri, six years in Chicago and in the District of Columbia. I retired from teaching in 2010. Upon...

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STORIES / MAY 10, 2022

Science research provides publication opportunities

By Ryne Emerick, Lebanon R-3 In the fall of 2011, as a second-year teacher, I had nine students trust me enough to sign up for our newly offered Advanced Placement (AP) Biology class. Little did...

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