November 2016

Priorities for the 85th Texas Legislature

Date Posted: 11/29/2016

The 85th Texas Legislature convenes Jan. 10, 2017. For 140 days, lawmakers will debate thousands of bills, including many dealing with public education.

Flexible Seating

Date Posted: 11/28/2016

Have you tried flexible seating in your classroom yet? ATPE members weigh in on flexible seating and discuss how they’ve addressed problems in their classrooms.

Member Q&A: Laura Herrera

Date Posted: 11/17/2016

In college, I developed a love for geography, places, and travelling. I wanted to be able to impart that love to others, so I decided to become a social studies teacher. What better way to share experiences and history of places around the world than to teach about them?

Navigating the T-TESS, Part 3

Date Posted: 11/16/2016

Need help navigating Texas’s new teacher appraisal system? ATPE is here to help! We are happy to present this series of practical tips to help you prepare for the T-TESS.

Surprise! They Don’t Care!

Date Posted: 11/14/2016

Veteran educator Kay Deckerhoff shares five tips for engaging indifferent students, and explains how she keeps a positive attitude in the classroom, even when students don’t.

How TRS Invests Your Money

Date Posted: 11/09/2016

ATPE talked to the Texas Retired Teachers Association about what the Teacher Retirement System does with your money.

Election Day Is Here

Date Posted: 11/07/2016

Election Day is here! Vote today to make sure your voice is heard!

Millionaires in the Classroom Next Door

Date Posted: 11/02/2016

Teachers are constantly being asked to do more with less. We are asked to lead programs with increasing numbers of students and decreasing funding. We are asked to make do with antiquated technology for another year, yet increase the use of technology. We are asked to work additional hours for very little pay.

Lessons Learned in the Cafeteria

Date Posted: 10/31/2016

Our lifetime is a continual learning experience, so why not enjoy the adventure and accept that accidents, messes, stains, and unexpected surprises are going to happen?