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Rachel Nobel

UFT staff reporter

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One big, happy Insta-fam!

Travelers use Instagram to post pictures of scenery. Foodies use Instagram to post pictures of meals. And increasingly, teachers are using Instagram to post pictures of the work that goes on inside their classrooms.

Roadmap for traveling the path to tenure

Gaining tenure is an important milestone for new teachers. There are many steps you can take to prepare for your tenure decision.

Federation of Nurses/UFT Professional Issues Conference

“How are we going to translate today’s learning and our collective power into making a difference on behalf of the people we serve?” asked Anne Goldman, the UFT’s vice president for non-DOE members, at the 2018 Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT on Nov. 16.

 

Brooklyn school uses PROSE to enhance PD

Like most educators in professional development sessions, teachers at PS 249 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, discuss theories and best practices. But at PS 249, teachers also get a unique opportunity to test out the strategies they learn on students right away.

Helping students with dyslexia

Researchers estimate that dyslexia affects between 5 and 12 percent of the U.S. population — and as many as 80 percent of students who struggle with reading.

Bringing Native American culture to life

At the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, history lives behind glass. But on the museum’s lower level, in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center that opened in May 2018, Native American culture comes to life.

Mentors motivate, advise and support

As a new teacher, your colleagues are valuable sources of support as you navigate lesson planning, classroom management and other responsibilities.

Stepping up for labor

More than 1,200 exuberant UFT members turned out in force to show union strength and pride at the city’s Labor Day Parade. 

Report card alternatives

Teachers know that their students are more than just a set of grades. But the DOE’s standard single-page report card doesn’t give them the opportunity to demonstrate it. That’s why some elementary schools have turned to alternative progress reports.

Paid parental leave a godsend for new parents

UFT members planning to have children were excited about the new paid parental leave policy and reassured about what it would mean for their families.

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