As the professional organization and union to 20,000 educators in Arizona, we believe that every child deserves a quality public education regardless of their zip code, so the Arizona Education Association Learn & Lead team invites you to come learn with us about best practices in and out of the classroom for education leaders to make that dream a reality.
"Warm Fuzzies" from Your AEA Staff
We know November & December get hectic for educators, so we wanted to take a few minutes & share some stories of how educators made a difference in our lives & some words of encouragement about how amazing the work you do everyday is! On behalf of the AEA staff, we are honored to get to work for educators every single day to support the work they do in schools!
"As A First Year Teacher, I Wish I Knew..."
We asked educators in the Arizona Education Association headquarters building what some of the things they wish they knew as a first year teacher, and we shared a lot of laughter hearing about the lessons we all learned the hard way so you don't have to!
"Get Out The Vote"
The only thing scarier than Halloween is November 8th's election in Arizona. We're days away, but there is still a lot of work to do. We invited Ellie Perez Pawloski, the Arizona Education Association Political Director, to share with listeners how they can still influence this important election.
"My Student Is More Than Their Transition"
We know all of our students deserve to feel safe & seen in their schools, but how can we make sure our LGBTIA+ students feel that way? Tami Staas is a 3rd grade teacher, Mesa Education Association union member, and the Executive Director of AZTYPO (Arizona Trans Youth Parent Organization), and we’ve invited her to the show to share her knowledge & experiences with us!
"Who Gets to Say What Is Valuable?"
HB2495 went into effect on September 24th & HB2439 goes into effect on January 1st, but there are still a lot of questions about these book banning bills. Enter Gretchen Clifton, an English teacher & Union Region Director, & Analise Ortiz, LD24 Candidate-Elect! They shared their thoughts on what these bills means & how it could affect students & educators across the state.
Part 2: "Our Members Continue to Invest In Their Own Education"
What role does being a union member play in educator recruitment and retention? Susie Seep, President of PVEA, and Jen Fowler, Education Leader in GUEA, share their experiences and advice on how union work connects to keep educators in this profession long-term & helps members feel supported from the beginning through the end of their education career.