Audience: preK-12 Teacher

Call for Testimony Opposing HB 327

Call for Testimony Opposing HB 327 We are receiving indications that the House State & Local Government Committee may hear and vote on this bill very soon, though official notice only has to be posted within 24 hours of the …

Turning the corner on school funding

Now that the Fair School Funding Plan has been passed and funds are being distributed through it, the OEA is looking for member stories on how it has made a difference in students’ lives and other district needs. Please fill …

Changes to School Transportation

OEA Government Relations wanted to make field staff aware of new changes in law that impact school transportation. ORC 3327.01, below, requires school districts to drop off public and nonpublic students at school within 30 minutes of the school start …

A Typical Teacher’s Brain in an American Public High School on Any Given Day

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | It’s been widely reported that teachers make up to 1500 decisions per day. One high school teacher offers a glimpse into what those many questions look like on a typical school day. Spoiler alert: it’s exhausting.

Wellness Grant

OEA’s Wellness Grants Help Locals Support Member Well-Being

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

2021-2022 OEA Member Resource Guide

The new 2021-2022 OEA Member Resource Guide is an overview to help you make the most of your OEA Membership

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.

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