Your well-being

July 7, 2016

Member Assistance offers summer hours

If there are issues you want to discuss, you should be aware that the Member Assistance Program is open throughout the summer to provide short-term counseling to in-service UFT members, for both work-related and personal issues.

June 2, 2016

Managing transitions

As the school year wraps up, some people experience stress and depression; they feel sad and anxious that something they were so engaged in is now coming to an end.

May 5, 2016

Help for caregivers

It is easy for caregivers to become overwhelmed and discouraged. Here are some tips to help you prevent or manage caregiver stress.

April 7, 2016

Sleep and your health

We live in the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps. Work hours can stretch from early in the morning to grading papers late into the night. But the fact remains: Sleep is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

March 3, 2016

Do you have poor habits or an eating disorder?

If you’re not making a conscious effort to eat well while working in a school, you can make poor choices because you are pressured for time and, if you don’t pack your own lunch, may not have many healthy options available.

February 4, 2016

‘Seasonal’ challenges

The shorter, darker days of winter can be a hard adjustment for some. For the estimated 10 million people in the United States who suffer from a medically recognized condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it’s even more difficult.

January 7, 2016

Keeping resolutions

The holidays are over, the weather may be dreary — but you’ve got your list of New Year’s resolutions to make this your happiest, healthiest and most financially stable year yet.

December 3, 2015

Coping with holiday stress

The holidays and the beginning of a new year can trigger a lot of stress and anxiety. Here are some ways to survive the season in good spirits.

November 5, 2015

Cultural competence in the workplace

To do their jobs well, educators need to understand their students’ lives and cultures. This involves skills we often downplay in Western culture: the art of listening and asking questions with humility. 

October 1, 2015

Managing stress

Is this your first year in a new assignment? Are you a veteran teacher who has transferred to a new school? Has your administration changed? Have you switched from pupil accounting to payroll secretary?

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