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Check out the latest news about NAA and special announcements pertinent to the field of afterschool.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:00

Easy Group Management During STEM

It's EASY!

Group management is a skill that is imperative when working in youth programs, and especially so when implementing STEM. It is important the adult leader carefully plan and prepare in advance in order to create the necessary structure for STEM learning—to make this process EASY, focus on the Environment, Activities, Schedule, and Your relationships and interactions.

Monday, 23 November 2015 00:00

Gratitude: Not Just for Thanksgiving

I'm busy. We're all busy. This year I recommended that we move Thanksgiving from Thursday to Friday. Why?

One of the highlights of NAA's inaugural International Learning Exchange was an afternoon at the London Science Museum with Dr. Kenny Webster, head of the museum's Learning Operations.

In the book Partners in Learning: From Conflict to Collaboration in Secondary Classrooms, Carol Miller Lieber writes that doing a meet and greet with students during arrival is critical to relationship building.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:57

10 Tips: Building Relationships with Youth

Building positive relationships with youth is an essential task and a foundational component of good instructional practice.

Youth grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions.

Monday, 15 December 2014 09:43

Heidi Ham Joins NAA Staff

Heidi Ham recently joined NAA as Vice President of Programs and Strategy. She will work closely with NAA Executive Director Gina Warner to lead the execution and development of NAA strategy to advance current work and to create and support new opportunities specifically focused on quality improvement, advancing professionalism, and strengthening state and local alliances. Get to know NAA's newest team member!

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