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The Role of Education Support Professionals in Creating a School Climate for Grieving Students (webinar)

The loss of someone close to children may have a significant impact on their psychological adjustment, academic achievement, and personal development. This webinar will discuss how children come to understand and adjust to a loss and offer practical suggestions on how education support professionals can create a school climate where children are able to talk about their loss and receive needed support.

Educational Support Professionals: Supporting Students Suffering From the Absence of their Parents (webinar)

This webinar will discuss how children come to understand and adjust to real and ambiguous losses and offer practical suggestions on how education support professionals can create a school climate where children are able to talk about their losses and receive needed support.

Educational Support Professionals: Supporting Students at Times of Crisis (webinar)

Crisis is common in the lives of students, whether due to a crisis involving a student’s individual family or one that affects the entire school community. The presentation will provide practical suggestions on how to identify common adjustment difficulties in children in the aftermath of a crisis and to promote effective coping strategies to reduce the impact of the crisis.

Your Career ABCs: Demystifying Acronyms and Abbreviations

Click here for a printable PDF. Acronyms- EMIS Educational Management Information System eTPES Electronic Teacher Principal Evaluation System HQT Highly Qualified Teacher HET Highly Effective Teacher MRM Multivariate Response Model OAA Ohio Achievement Assessments OPES Ohio Principal Evaluation System OTES …

Tips for Education Support Professionals

Fitting In Regardless of what job you do in your school district, it’s important to build relationships with your fellow workers–and that’s not only the support staff. Getting to know the other staff members and the administration can only help …

Higher Education Resources

OEA Higher Education Resources OEA member advocates and staff can provide a range of resources for your local, including assistance with grievances, contracts, professional issues, and organizing. Please contact your local president for more information. NEA Higher Education Advocate Recent …

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Remember that the sole purpose of a conference is to allow the parent and teacher to understand more fully the student’s performance in school and ways to enhance that performance. Communicate this purpose to parents. Keeping this in mind keeps …

New Teacher Resources

Here are a few helpful websites and other valuable resources for new teachers. NEA website The website of NEA, OEA’s parent organization, is full of professional resources for beginning and veteran educators. Works4Me Whether you’re looking for strategies to keep …

Social Media Guidelines for Educators

Dos And Don’ts For Educators Whether you’re just considering becoming involved with social media or you’ve already established an identity on one or multiple sites, you need to use these channels wisely. OEA has developed the following guidelines on using …

Commonsense Pointers for Avoiding False Allegations

Whenever possible, never be alone with a student. That’s because a student’s allegations made when there are no other witnesses hinge on credibility, and authorities often tend to favor the alleged victim in these circumstances. So don’t be alone with …