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Tools & Tips

Professional Excellence From Members, For Members
Our community of experts share lesson plans, activities, advice, and more to help you help your students.
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Book Recommendation

Speak Up

On a busy school day, a diverse group of kids discover positive ways to make their many voices heard.
Activity

Aspiring Educator to Active Professional Rebate

When Aspiring Educators (AE) move to employment as active professionals, they are eligible for a rebate of a portion of their AE dues. This page explains the program and links to the form to submit.
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Activity

Inauguration Day Activities

Teach about the Presidential Inauguration and how it has changed over time with our recommended activities and background resources.
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Advice

Resource Roundup: Reading Tips for Parents

In partnership with WETA, we're excited to bring tips to understand early literacy needs, teach phonics, navigate IEPs, establish reading routines – and most of all, share a love of stories with your children.
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Advice

Reading 101: A Guide for Parents

This guide will give you a better understanding of what it takes to learn to read (and write) and how you can help your children grow as readers, writers, and learners.
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Advice

Family Stories

This article, developed in partnership with WETA, provides a number of ways that you can make storytelling a part of the time your family spends together.
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Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.