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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a national professional organizations in education unit of a standard Foundations of Education course. Topics covered include:
- National Education Association (NEA)
- American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
- Field-specific professional organizations related to education
1. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.
2. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.
3. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
4. Avoiding Teacher Burnout: Causes and Symptoms
Many teachers may debate Neil Young's statement: 'It's better to burn out, then to fade away.' This lesson will highlight causes and symptoms of teacher burnout. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
5. How to Build Teacher Morale
Teacher burnout is a growing issue in today's society. Teachers are under a great deal of pressure, and sometimes their jobs can seem impossible! This lesson provides some suggestions for administrators and coaches who would like to improve teacher morale.
6. How to Study Abroad
This lesson will focus on the basic elements of studying abroad. Topics such as choosing a country, determining how long to go, and costs will be explored.
7. How to Write a Teacher Introduction Letter to Parents
A teacher introduction letter is the first contact you will have with your students' parents. This lesson will help you write a letter that includes all of the most important things parents should know.
8. How to Write a Thank You Letter to a Teacher
If you are fortunate enough to have a wonderful teacher, you may want to express your appreciation for that teacher's effort and dedication in a letter. In this lesson, you'll learn to write a thank you letter to a teacher.
9. Questions to Ask in a Teacher Interview
New teachers leave the profession at an alarming rate. Fortunately, there is a simple way to ensure that the school at which you start teaching is the best fit for you, and a place where you will enjoy teaching for years to come.
10. Teacher Burn Out Symptoms & Rate
Educators are leaving the profession due to teacher burn out. In this lesson, we will discuss the causes of this trend as well as its symptoms and prevalence rates.
11. Teacher Organization Tips
Teaching is a profession that requires organization. When setting up organizational systems, it is important for a teacher to keep in mind the three Ps: physical space, paperwork, and planning. Staying organized in these areas contributes to a successful teaching experience.
12. Teacher Professional Development Ideas
This lesson is designed to provide resources for teachers, future teachers, researchers, and others who want to enhance teacher professional development. Professional development is an essential way for educators to enhance critical thinking skills, gain new knowledge of the subject matter, and explore new learning tools.
13. Tips for a First Year Kindergarten Teacher
You're about to begin your first year as a Kindergarten teacher, and man, do you have a lot to think about! Staring at an empty classroom can be intimidating, but don't fret just yet - as seasoned teachers will tell you, it's all about the planning.
14. Tips for Mentoring New Teachers
This lesson examines the role of the mentor. How will you provide support to a new teacher. What should new teachers know in order to have a successful first school year? We'll discuss some tips for success and why new teachers should be familiar with them.
15. Tips for New Teachers
Stepping into the classroom can be extremely rewarding, and extremely stressful. However, there are some things you can do from the first day to make your teaching life a lot easier. This article will look at some tips for new teachers on their first classroom assignments.
16. What is a Teachers' Union?
In this lesson, we'll cover some of the basic aspects of a teachers' union. We'll talk about the two largest teachers' unions in the country and discuss some of the benefits and criticisms of these unions. A short quiz follows the lesson.
17. What to Do if You're Tired of Teaching
This lesson introduces several possibilities for teachers who are tired of teaching in the classroom to pursue. Several options are discussed, and tips are provided on how to get into these fields.
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