Rachel Nobel

UFT staff reporter

Latest stories

Tips for navigating teaching partnerships

Whether you work side by side with a co-teacher, cooperate with push-in support staff or join forces with colleagues on inquiry or grade teams, here are some tips for navigating your teaching partnerships.

City teachers develop new social studies curriculum

Teachers in many New York City public schools are using a brand-new social studies curriculum this fall that was designed and written entirely by their fellow New York City teachers.

New teachers get early start

The final week of summer was also the first week of their careers for more than a thousand teachers who participated in New Teacher Week from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. For the second year, the UFT and the city DOE collaborated to organize the event.

Tips for building the parent-teacher connection

Now that September is over, you may find yourself taking a deep breath as you prepare to dive into the rest of the school year. With parent-teacher conferences approaching in late October and early November, take some time this month to think about the ways you’ll keep your students’ families informed and engaged throughout the year.

UFT survey illuminates new teachers’ views

A majority of new teachers in New York City public schools are satisfied with their teaching experience and plan to continue in their careers, a UFT survey reveals. A significant minority, however, has had a tough time and may leave the profession.

3 educators, One Opening Day

How 3 educators set the groundwork for another successful school year.

Making homework more productive

What should homework look like? How long should it take? Should it even exist at all?

And the children shall lead

At K280 — a pre-K center affiliated with PS 10 — teachers eschew traditional curriculum in favor of the Reggio Emilia approach to education. “This is what kids should be doing, exploring the world through their lens,” says teacher Sandy Fajgier. 

Putting imagination on the map

To find the buried treasure, take the path from Camp I through the shortcut under the water — but be sure to avoid the zombies and the place where you trip on seashells.

How I spent my summer vacation

I went to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day, which is a Catholic event that’s held every two to three years where youth from all over the world congregate with the Pope. It’s inspiring to see so many nationalities that share the same faith.

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