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UFT.org Home > New Teachers
The first three or four years of teaching are likely to be the most challenging of your career. The UFT is a family of educators, and we welcome you into it with the resources you need to be the kind of teacher that a student will always remember.
Check out the UFT's New Member Handbook »
Have a question about mentoring? Contact email@example.com.
Have a question about certification and licensing? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-212-253-8800, Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
Need to reach someone at the UFT? Contact your borough office.
Check out our Newcomer Checklist, a list of “To Do” items that will help you prioritize and stay on track.
- October 26, 2016 New Teacher Support and Informational Group: Pension
- October 29, 2016 UFT ELL Conference
- November 2, 2016 New Teacher Support and Informational Group: Licensing, Tenure and Certification
- November 6, 2016 Teacher Union Day
- November 9, 2016 New Teacher Support and Informational Group: Classroom Management
New Teacher Profile
After seven years of catering to adults who often acted like children, Alison Fox fled the entertainment industry for the classroom, where she teaches actual children. “Real kindergartners are so much nicer and more rewarding to spend time with,” she says.
New Teacher Diary
As a first-year teacher, any concerns I had about teaching students so close to my age faded during a recent discussion about "The Great Gatsby" in my 11th-grade English class.