Is Culture Still Relevant?

We now live in a world where borders apparently don’t matter. The activities of corporations operating in multiple countries simultaneously, as well as travel being readily accessible, and networking possibilities of the Internet and social media render national borders somewhat less significant.  Then we need to ask the question:  Is culture still relevant? Yet, William [...]

Educators: Add “Adaptable Skills” to the Educational Mix; Advice From Advanced Placement Capstone Students

An education committed solely to acquiring skills and knowledge required for specific jobs — calculus, chemistry and American government, for example — has limitations. Schools that also instill adaptable skills students will need in many workplace contexts — written and oral communication, critical thinking and creativity, for example — can provide a better path to [...]

Low Morale & Burnout

Passion and energy within any organization or company starts at the top with the leadership.   The moment when an employee begins to feel unappreciated is when morale begins to suffer.  Lack of respect and lack of support are often cited as reasons why people leave their jobs.  Other reasons include excessive workload, concerns about management, [...]

Protecting Our Profession

There is no higher duty than making sure that our children are safe and protected in the classroom. We have never received a call, email, or letter asking for our organization to keep a pedophile in a Tennessee classroom. And we would reject such an overture, if such a request was made.

Presidents’ Day

The third Monday of February is known as Presidents Day in the United States.   In the beginning, the day was intended to celebrate the birthday of the first president of our country, George Washington.  Today we use it to commemorate all 45 Presidents of the United States. I would be remiss if I failed to [...]

Advocacy: The Facts Don’t Speak for Themselves

As an organization, we are extremely committed to raising student achievement and improving public K-12 schools across the state while at the same time championing the concerns of our members in a manner that is reflective of a professional association. Members benefit from the expertise of our governmental relations department. We provide testimony on proposed [...]