The Texas Association of Future Educators or TAFE is a co-curricular statewide student organization created to allow young men and women an opportunity to explore the teaching profession. The organization’s mission is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in education.
TAFE is sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and is governed by a board of directors comprised of teachers, students and principals.
Mission Statement: TAFE encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service and leadership skills necessary for becoming effective educators.
Students learn in class:
- Learning what makes a GREAT teacher.
- Teaching strategies
- Lesson plans using the TEKS
- Planning a lesson
- Delivering a lesson.
- Understanding different learning styles
Learn more at: https://www.tafeonline.org
The students that participated in the state competition are Natalee Romero, Noah Garcia and Kailee Sanchez. They competed in Professional Development competition. The topic they spoke on was Cyberbullying. They competed against 18 other schools in the state, competed well and scored 118 out of 125 possible points on the rubric but were unable to place in the top five. The students competed in McAllen, Tx on February 21st.