Topic: Teaching

Small Moments of Joy: Can They Keep Teachers in the Classroom?

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I came home from the first day of kindergarten and never once changed course. I don’t have a Plan B, so this realization that I might not have it in me to finish a career in teaching is particularly stressful

Bring Mock Elections to your students

The November election is quickly approaching and now is the time to plan a mock election for your school. Kids Voting Ohio has created a simple system that is free to educators and gives students a chance to learn the importance of voting as well civic involvement in an engaging and fun way

OEA Condemns Bills Seeking to Ban ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Ohio Schools

OEA President Scott DiMauro released a statement in opposition to House Bills 327 and 322, which both aim to ban Ohio’s public schools from teaching so-called “divisive concepts,” after hearings in the House State and Local Government Committee Tuesday morning.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6 and it’s time once again to encourage people in communities across Ohio to show their gratitude for all the ways teachers, education support professionals, and all educators who work in our public schools make a difference in the lives of students. With so many OEA members seriously considering leaving the profession early and too few young people choosing education as a career, gratitude is not enough. Educators deserve SUPPORT and RESPECT.

Doing Whatever It Takes: A Changed Perspective

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | For many years of my career, “you do what you gotta do,” meant doing whatever it took to get my job done. Now, it means doing whatever I have to do to take care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally, and not letting my job or the stress that comes with it overtake the rest of my life.

Ohio Code of Conduct FAQs

Below are documents for a variety of topics to Frequently Asked Questions relating to Ohio’s Code of Conduct developed jointly between OEA and the Ohio Department of Education. Click on each topic to down each document in .pdf format in …

To Vote or Not to Vote: Why Educators Need to Do More Than Help Students Register to Vote

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students. But can we do more to alleviate their anxiety and fear of the unknown, to make them feel that their voice matters?

Why Belong

Ohio’s New Educators (ONE) is a unique community within the Ohio Education Association (OEA) supporting early career educators in their first years of teaching. Our statewide network engages and empowers educators in the first 10 years of their career to become successful, active and visible in their profession and community through collective action.

You Belong! Ohio Education Association-Retired

OEA-Retired (OEA-R) is dedicated to meeting the needs of all educators, providing member involvement within OEA and supporting pubic education. OEA-R is Ohio’s only retired association with the National Education Association (NEA) and offers a unified membership with NEA and OEA, that is over 3-million members strong.

‘A’ is for Advocacy – Why We Must All Become Activist Educators

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | During the past few months, Ohio’s teachers have found ways to creatively teach every content area while being separated physically from our students.

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