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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 212-420-1830, 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.
- December 13, 2017 Maternity and Child Care Leave Workshops (Staten Island)
- December 13, 2017 Maternity & Child Care Leave Workshop (Brooklyn)
- December 21, 2017 Baby on the Way Workshop (Bronx)
- January 18, 2018 Baby on the Way Workshop (Bronx)
- February 14, 2018 Maternity & Child Care Leave Workshop (Brooklyn)
New Teacher Profile
It’s all about “kids having access to experiences, whether I do it through being a teacher or being a program director at a museum or being a Girl Scout leader,” says Leslie Martinez, who is starting her third year as a teacher at Manhattan’s Humanities Prep Academy.
New Teacher Diary
Sparrows nesting above my school's front entrance listened exceptionally well and requested nothing in return. In their own small way, they kept me going long enough until I found what I needed within myself to do the job well.