Tips from the AFT

Becoming a more effective teacher

Here are some resources to help teachers improve their professional skills and promote their students’ growth and academic achievement.

Communicating with Parents
The school-home connection is important to successful student learning, and communication is key to building and maintaining partnerships between the school staff and home.

Transitioning to Kindergarten: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators
This toolkit, created by the AFT and the National Center for Learning Disabilities, includes tools and materials that will help you implement strategies to facilitate this process and enhance children’s transition to kindergarten.

Classroom tips

A series of brochures from the AFT can help teachers develop effective techniques in the classroom and beyond.

Common Core

Assessing Alignment to the Common Core State Standards: A Curriculum Review Tool for English Language Arts

Assessing Alignment to the Common Core State Standards: A Curriculum Review Tool for Mathematics

A Teacher's Guide to the Common Core
A resource guide for success in English Language Arts for teachers who work with English language learners and students with disabilities.

Questions for Math Class (Elementary)
This Common Core resource offers helpful questions as teachers implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in elementary grades.

Questions for Math Class (Middle School)
This Common Core resource offers helpful questions as teachers implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in middle school grades.

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