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New York Teacher Archive: New Teacher
New teacher diaries | November 12, 2009 >>
After two years as a solo teacher, I was hired to be the general ed teacher in a CTT class. I was nervous about working with a partner. Would we share the same educational philosophy?
New teacher articles | November 12, 2009 >>
If the new round of budget cuts is taking a toll on your classroom resources, you can help the UFT fight the cuts, and also learn how to find outside funding through grants from a host of government, corporate, foundation and private sources.
New teacher diaries | October 29, 2009 >>
It wasn’t until the third week that I finally saw a glimmer of hope through all the frustration.
New teacher q & a | October 15, 2009 >>
The UFT takes an active interest in government policies that affect public education and the economic lives of working families. That’s why the union engages in political action about such things as budget priorities, school safety, pension benefits, tenure laws — and much more.
New teacher articles | October 15, 2009 >>
The lesson of the day at the UFT Manhattan borough office’s new teacher reception on Oct. 1 was: “Don’t wait until something negative happens before you reach out to your union.”
New teacher articles | October 15, 2009 >>
Parent involvement is a sure bet for raising student achievement — and it doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Here are some suggestions to give parents to help them do their part.
New teacher diaries | October 15, 2009 >>
Something that got me through the first year was the ability to rely on veteran teachers to advise me on how to fix the problems I was experiencing.
New teacher q & a | October 1, 2009 >>
To get a new contract, the UFT, as the certified bargaining agent representing teachers, paras and other employees in New York City schools, negotiates with the city and the Department of Education.
New teacher diaries | October 1, 2009 >>
Seeing how interested and curious my students became after I shared photos and stories from my trip to Cuba a year ago, I'm really looking forward to sharing my experiences from this summer, which took me from New England to Israel, Egypt and Mexico.
New teacher profiles | October 1, 2009 >>
He traded in his partnership at a Brooklyn garage for teaching automotive shop at Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical HS on Staten Island.
New teacher q & a | September 17, 2009 >>
As the educator responsible for providing classroom instruction to your students, you are responsible for developing lesson plans but you can determine their format, organization, notation and content.
New teacher diaries | September 17, 2009 >>
This year will be a grand new adventure, and there’s even a possibility I might like being a classroom teacher, and this experience will be good for me even if I don’t like it. But right now, I feel like every student in New York: I don’t want to go!
New teacher articles | August 30, 2009 >>
The UFT contract should matter to you because it touches you every day, providing you with rights and protections you could not depend on without it.
As a UFT member, you have an outstanding package of health and Welfare Fund benefits that add thousands of dollars to the value of your salary.
The UFT offers many programs to help you hone your skills and meet state certification requirements.
If you begin work on the first day of school and you are on payroll, you should receive your first check on Sept. 15. If you do not receive a paycheck that day, see your payroll secretary about getting an emergency check.
If you are a first-year teacher who has not had prior teaching experience, you are entitled to one-to-one mentoring throughout your first year.
Where can you go to find news and information that affect you and your teaching career? Two good places to start are the union’s Web site, www.uft.org, and its biweekly newspaper, the New York Teacher.
Scores of new teachers accepted the UFT’s invitation to its 2009 Summer Series, designed to bring teachers in their first three years on the job together and to introduce them to the city’s local treasures, in this case the four borough botanical gardens.
The UFT Teacher Center models the kind of professional development programs that deepen teachers’ content knowledge, enhance their pedagogical skills and enable them to become the best teachers they can be at every stage in their careers.