Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


Instruction Strategies

Best Practices with Middle School StudentsåÊThis professional development will involve taking a close look at the development of 12 to 15 year-old students (social behavior, language, and cognitive growth) and how growth patterns interrelate with teaching strategies and student learning. Consideration will also be given to the structure and use of the school day, motivation of students and tips on how to involve and inform parents.åÊ(Teachers and administrators of middle school students)

Professional Growth Topics

Effective Classroom ManagementåÊThis workshop is designed to look at the day-to-day role of the classroom teacher as a manager. As a classroom manager, teachers have been given discretionary power to allocate tasks to students, direct their behavior, and evaluate their performance. It is a program that affirms the fact that teachers are in charge of everything and everyone in the classroom.åÊ(All teachers, all grade levels)
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This page contains pertinent information for those TEA members who are elected delegates to the 2014 NEA-RA.åÊ The NEA-RA is the annual Representative Assembly for the National Education Association.åÊ Delegates to the RA are NEA/TEA members who are elected through their local or state Association. Anyone seeking election as a delegate to the NEA-RA should contact their local Association President or UniServ coordinator.

NEA RA Hotel Fact Sheet

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers301 East North Water StreetChicago, IL 60611Phone: 1-312-464-1000Fax: 1-312-464.9140www.sheratonchicago.comåÊ(Starwood property)Room Rate:åÊ$169.00 Single/Double; $30.00 additional person plus 15.4% taxCheck-In:3:00 p.m.Check-Out:12:00 noonParking:Self-parking $35.00; Valet parking $49.00Check Cashing Policy:$300.00 daily for SPG Gold & Platinum members; 100.00 daily for SPG members; Travelers checks - unlimitedLocation:2.96 miles to Convention Center (8 minutes)Dining:Link CafÌÄå© opens 6:00 a.m., LBÌ¢‰â‰ã

Breaking Down the Social Studies Standards

The purpose of this workshop, Breaking Down the Social Studies Standards: Incorporating Geography Every Day, is to assist Tennessee‰Ûªs teachers in effectively implementing the new history and geography social studies standards. With the introduction of the new social studies standards for all K-12 courses and the continued focus on Common Core Standards, the Tennessee Geographic Alliance is providing geography instruction, lesson plans and activities to assist teachers at all levels in incorporating geography into their social studies courses as mandated by the new standards.

Let's Talk Forum

TEA will host 12 regional forums in August for TEA members and potential members. The forums will take place from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on a number of dates that are listed below.TEA will share the latest information on critical education employment issues (evaluation, tenure, collaborative conferencing, etc.), provide resources and additional opportunities to help members stay up-to-date on developments, and seek input on the immediate and ongoing needs of our members.To register, send an email to Deborah Bonner containing your name, local, the meeting date you plan to attend and email address. Columbia Central High School - Auditorium, 921 Lion Parkway, Columbia, TN 38401