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Dream team

The teacher leader team at IS 145 in Jackson Heights, Queens, has stepped up to help keep pace with the changing needs of the students and the teachers at the school, which is located in one of the city’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods.

Teachers leading

When the UFT and the Department of Education launched Teacher Career Pathways seven years ago, it was an effort to give teachers a career path that allowed them to remain teachers and share their hard-earned knowledge for the benefit of their...

NYC teacher leadership program lauded

New York City’s teacher leadership program is being hailed as an international model for its ability to retain, motivate and encourage collaboration among teachers.

Study shows UFT-DOE teacher leader program is a model to follow

A study of the UFT-DOE teacher leadership program released this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO-IIEP) found that it had a positive impact on...

What I do: Hannah Brancato, teacher team leader

Brancato, a member of the UFT’s Teacher Assigned Chapter, supports 24 teacher leaders — new positions created in the 2014 UFT-DOE contract — in 11 schools in Brooklyn’s District 14.

Teacher say in school decisions aids students

Students perform better in schools where teachers have input into key school decisions, according to new research funded by the Carnegie Corporation.

Shaping a school through a teacher’s voice

When English teacher Leslie Lehrman stepped into the role of master teacher in 2014, she did so out of a desire to take on a more formal leadership role in her school, Lehman HS in the Bronx.

Renewal School Teacher Leadership Spring Symposium

Teacher leaders from the city’s 96 renewal schools gathered on March 13 to showcase what they do and to learn from each other at a busy day of workshops organized by the UFT Teacher Center in collaboration with the DOE.

Flipping lessons and homework

This year I used a different teaching model that helped me use my time with my high school math students more productively: I “flipped” my class so the lesson was taught at home and traditional homework was done in class.

UFT teacher leadership conference

The UFT’s first-ever teacher leadership conference on June 4 presented opportunities for teacher leaders to share their knowledge with fellow teacher leaders and other educators eager to learn from them.