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Missouri NEA and NEA deliver the support you need to be successful in your career. Backed by the 3 million-member NEA, MNEA offers more to support your professional growth than any other education organization. This Member-Only Resource provides downloadable flyers, newsletters, e-books for teachers, counselors, librarians, and substitutes. Get help writing your professional growth plan on a...
As an educational support professional, you are a key player on the education team that prepares Missouri’s children for the future. Without you, kids wouldn’t get extra help and attention, the bell wouldn’t ring, the buses wouldn’t run, the budgets wouldn’t get finalized, the phones wouldn’t get answered, nutritious meals wouldn’t be served and classrooms wouldn’t be safe and clean. Without you...
Get ideas for your classroom by listening to NEA's School ME Podcast. This podcast invites seasoned educators to share their wisdom and offer tips, tricks, and guidance from their years of experience for new educators. But, it's not just for new educators. There is something for all educators. Get educator-focused advice, classroom management tips, lesson plan ideas, and inspiring stories to help...
Start Smart is a 36-page handbook made specifically for beginning teachers. The first five years of your career in education can be a confusing, trying time. Missouri NEA is here to help you through the rough patches. The first step is to get your Start Smart Teacher Handbook. This handbook is filled with resources and information to help beginning teachers succeed. Experienced educators helped...
Shifting from Defense to Offense: ESSA creates opportunities for local associations. The No Child Left Behind era has ended. Thanks in great part to the work of NEA members and staff in every state and every congressional district in the country, the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns much power to states and districts. ESSA requires states and districts to develop policies on school...
VIRTUAL SUPPORT & DISCUSSION GROUPS NEA edCommunities is a free, online professional practice community open to anyone who cares about improving education and student success. This open community allows educators to connect, collaborate, and engage with others across a myriad of topics and groups. NEA edCommunities allows asynchronous conversations between colleagues in a school building or...
NEA Guide Aims to Help Schools Respond, Recover from Crises. Created by educators for educators. This step-by-step resource gives you the know-how to keep schools safe — before, during, and after a crisis. It’s a grim reality, but school shootings have become so common that some students around the country have said it’s not a matter of if, but when, it will happen at their school. They’ve been...
LESSON PLANS FOR LEARNING STANDARDS NEA and Better Lesson joined forces to build a free website devoted to helping teachers succeed in English language arts, science, mathematics, and blended learning. The Better Lesson Master Teacher Project, brings together K-12 Master Teachers, sharing focused lessons just as they teach them in their classrooms every day, from the first day of school to the...
Resources and links to help parents and students be successful in school. All parents want their children to succeed. Whatever their background, all parents want their children to do their best. Schools must motivate students and expect the best from them in all of their subjects, no matter what their background or what is going on at home. The more schools know about children’s daily lives...