68. Develop a Trends in Education newsletter with your members!
Are your new members starting clubs and organizations that are new to the building? Are they running contests with students, creating new initiatives, or facilitating cutting-edge lessons? How can you help these new members showcase the new trends that they are exploring?
Consider creating an association newsletter called something to the effect of Trends in Education. Maintain that the publication be written by new members, and use it to let all members know about these new practices and techniques that are becoming popular. These can also be explored in SOS meetings (https://www.njea.org/resources/sos
In order to generate content, ask all your new members to write a piece that describes something that they are doing in the classroom that is new – something cutting edge, their best practices. Let these members show off a little via a piece in the newsletter.
Search for a member who can compile the articles. Use pictures of the members. When it’s complete, share it with your members, administrators, and BOE members.
Consider publishing your newsletter once or twice a year. Maybe your editor can share it with the BOE when it is ready at a special presentation.