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Resources You Can Use for the New School Year

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 8/18/2021

After everything Texas public educators faced in 2020-21, many of us hoped the 2021-22 school year would be a year that more closely resembled pre-pandemic times. But between the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant and what feels like endless special sessions, it’s hard to predict what 2021-22 will look like. 

No matter what happens this school year, know that ATPE stands ready to support you and has a plethora of resources for you to use. Here’s a roundup of resources for new and veteran educators alike to have at the ready as we embark on a new school year. 

  • First things first, make sure you’re checking ATPE’s COVID-19 FAQs and Resources for Texas Educators page. This page features answers to frequently asked questions and resources to help you navigate this uncertain time.
  • New to teaching? Check out our Becoming a Teacher page, where you can find tips on the value of a mentor and other handy resources for your first classroom.
  • Still trying to figure out how to start this year off on the right foot? Check out our blog post from last year, “How to Get Ready for the New School Year,” for some ideas.
  • Speaking of being back in the classroom, visit our Classroom Management page for strategies for student success.
  • You’ll also want to ensure you build a safe, welcoming community in your classroom for all your students. See our “Ideas for Learning Students’ Names and Building a Community” blog post for tips and tricks.
  • Finally, decisions at the Texas Capitol can affect what happens in the classroom. As the Texas Legislature faces multiple special sessions, make sure you’re staying up to date by checking our advocacy blog, TeachtheVote.org.

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