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Topics in the News:
News stories | September 6, 2018 >>
Hundreds of new teachers will start their school year with up to 50 free books apiece for their classroom, courtesy of the UFT’s book giveaway on Aug. 11.
News stories | September 6, 2018 >>
The UFT extended a welcoming hand to new hires in August as it launched an enrollment drive in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case in June.
New teacher articles | September 6, 2018 >>
As the school year begins, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to care for yourself as much as you care for your new students.
Inside my classroom | September 6, 2018 >>
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, my classroom door is decorated with my students' dreams of what and who they want to be someday.
Vperspective | September 6, 2018 >>
As in all the Septembers before, thousands of new educators have accepted the challenge to make a difference in the lives of New York City’s public school children.
New teacher diaries | July 5, 2018 >>
When we first met in September, BiBi was an entry-level English language learner and I was a new English as a New Language teacher. BiBi, a 5th-grader, was reluctant to learn, to speak a word of English or even to go over the English alphabet. She wanted to hold on to her home language. I totally understand this. Why should a child be stripped of her identity just because she is in another country?
Inside my classroom | July 5, 2018 >>
It’s so important to celebrate growth as well as achievement, especially as we work to instill a growth mindset in our kids. This little board is one way I do that.
New teacher articles | June 7, 2018 >>
Your students are dealing with challenges and complex emotions outside the classroom that can affect their learning. IIf you can think of these issues as opportunities to help your students build resilience, you can begin to establish a classroom environment that supports your students’ social and emotional needs as well as their academic ones.
Inside my classroom | June 7, 2018 >>
We integrated the first languages of English language learners in our 7th-grade literacy unit on poetry in both integrated co-teaching and general education classes.
New teacher profiles | May 3, 2018 >>
Tara Jarvis traverses New York City wearing a huge grin. “People smile back at me and that’s when I realize I’m smiling,” says Jarvis, a first-year art teacher of students with special needs at District 75’s Brooklyn Transition Center. After a challenging childhood and a heart-wrenching 2017, Jarvis is living her dreams.
Inside my classroom | May 3, 2018 >>
This is one classroom management technique I use in my 1st-grade classroom.
New teacher diaries | March 1, 2018 >>
My favorite way to study the art of teaching has been to watch other teachers in action. I sit in the back of their class, taking meticulous notes. One day, I went to watch my school’s chorus teacher.
New teacher profiles | January 4, 2018 >>
Immigrant students at the International HS for Health Sciences in Queens can relate to visual arts teacher Gehan Habashy, who was born and raised in Egypt.
Feature stories | January 4, 2018 >>
Coordinator Teresa Devore has worked tirelessly to make the Teacher Center at John Dewey HS a place where teachers can come for advice, resources and support. She focuses in particular on newer teachers, who make up about a third of Dewey’s teaching staff.
Inside my classroom | December 7, 2017 >>
My students came up with amazing ideas of what people with a growth mindset might say.
New teacher articles | December 7, 2017 >>
Now that the newness of the school year has worn off, you may find yourself hunting for fresh strategies for motivating students to try out as the winter looms.
Around the UFT | December 7, 2017 >>
New members at three large high schools in Brooklyn had the opportunity to learn more about their union on Oct. 25 at Madison HS.
News stories | December 7, 2017 >>
As part of a special effort to engage and inform the union’s newest members, the UFT’s New Member Initiative held meet-and-greet events in each UFT borough office this fall.
Inside my classroom | November 2, 2017 >>
This eraser gumball machine is one of my favorite classroom accessories.
New teacher diaries | November 2, 2017 >>
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.