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Never too soon to think about retirement income

When you retire from teaching, your pension plan guarantees a lifetime annuity of regular payments based on a formula that takes into account your years of service, your salary and your age. Here's what you need to know about this valuable benefit.

Leader of the pack

Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship HS's commitment to student well-being is why Sylwia Nosowicz, a first-year teacher whose first career was as a clinical mental health counselor, feels comfortable calling the school “a perfect match”...

Combining art and science

High school health teacher Massiel Sori combined art and science in a student project on the body's immune system.

NYC is your classroom

Think about expanding your teaching beyond the walls of your classroom with a field trip. Here are some tips to help you plan a trip.

3rd year is the charm

After a rough start to a teaching career during the pandemic, a thrid-year educator is happy to have stuck it out and stayed in the profession.

A dynamic, inspiring space

Nichole Mills' special education classroom at MS 180 in the Bronx is a dynamic super-space that is simultaneously welcoming and inspiring.

Homework: what's helpful and what isn't

If you haven’t already developed a personal homework philosophy, it can be helpful to devote some time to considering the practical value of the homework you plan to assign and the logistics around its submission and grading. As you do so, keep in...

Life lessons

Jenna Marrazzo, a second-year teacher at PS 42 on Staten Island, stepped up in her first year on the job to support and advise the school's newly invigorated student council, which had gone dormant during the pandemic.

Showcasing a diverse student population

To showcase the diverse student population at PS 60 in Queens, this ENL teacher created an interactive, multicultural experience where students are able to locate their native country on the world map and share fun facts that represent the uniqueness...

Making the most of parent conferences

It’s no small feat to make introductions, review expectations and suggest pathways to improvement in under 15 minutes during parent-teacher conferences. Here are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your upcoming conferences.