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Classroom management a key to student success

Fostering a respectful environment and establishing predictable classroom routines goes a long way toward helping students thrive. But for new and experienced teachers alike, this school year presents fresh challenges to traditional classroom conduct...

Moving forward after a difficult year

The worst thing we can do as teachers is to ignore what has happened the past year. How can you start the school year in a way that acknowledges the trauma of the pandemic and sets students up for success as we move forward?

Planning ahead after a challenging year

As this challenging year comes to an end, here are some steps you can take now to get ready for a smoother return to your classroom in the fall.

Seek out fellow teachers for professional support

For newer teachers, the advice and support of more experienced colleagues can be life-changing. One U.S. Department of Education study found that teachers who were assigned a mentor in their first year were more likely to remain in the profession...

COVID-caused changes to certification, tenure

The UFT fought for amendments to some of the regulations that govern certification so educators are not penalized by the interruptions caused by the pandemic.

Technology can bolster home-school connection

You can strengthen your ties with students’ parents by taking advantage of these digital tools and technology.

Self-care more important than ever

Practicing self-care is important, especially in these unprecedented times. Achieve a sense of belonging by connecting with colleagues, establish work boundaries at home and make time for things that are important for your well-being.

New Teacher Articles

UFT has your back as you begin your career

This fall, as we begin a school year like no other, you will face many challenges, but you are not alone. The UFT is here to protect your rights and support you in your new career.

Certification, tenure angst?

If you're a newer teacher with concerns about your ability to get your certification and/or tenure during this remote-teaching time, the UFT has your back.