New York Teacher Archive: New Teacher

November 14, 2013

A leader at his school and in Sandy relief efforts

Michael Cestaro's advocacy as a chapter leader at Rockway Park HS for Environmental Sustainability took on greater meaning after Hurricane Sandy devastated his school building and the homes of his students and colleagues.

October 17, 2013

Time to think about your retirement

Although designating your financial beneficiaries isn’t as exciting as designating your next big unit of study, enrolling in the Teachers’ Retirement System is an important part of launching your teaching career.

September 26, 2013

The beauty of teamwork

I had planned every minute of my first day back at school in September, but I hadn't factored in collaboration.

September 5, 2013

Communication with students’ families key

As a new teacher, you know how important it is to develop strong relationships with your students, colleagues and administrators. Here are some tips to help you lay the foundation for good communication with your students’ families.

June 27, 2013

Miles to go before we sleep

Every June — for the fourth year now and counting — I can’t help but feel like I’ve run some sort of marathon.

June 13, 2013

Going for your professional state certificate?

Are you working toward your professional state certification? Then remember that you’ll have to show three years of teaching experience, including one year of mentoring, to qualify.

Signing up for summer courses

UFT members flocked to UFT headquarters on June 6 to register for courses offered in the Summer 2013 catalog. 

May 30, 2013

New teacher in Harlem sings her way to success

Making up a "noun song" was a highlight for this new special education teacher in Harlem because it opened up the world of creating mnemonic devices. She finds they are boons for children who don’t always respond to the written word.

May 16, 2013

Certification deadlines loom for thousands

It’s time for newer teachers to take care of some important state certification business. It’s especially urgent that you meet any upcoming deadlines if you are at risk of termination or if your current certificate is near its expiration date.

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