Through the AFT Plus/Union Plus program, Union members receive discounts on everything from car rentals to hotels to pet insurance. This is a terrific benefit that more people need to take advantage of.
What's at stake for members and their families? Working families deserve effective representation in government. The first step is to elect people who will stand up for what's right. NTU COPE works to support candidates for local, state and national office who will fight for such important issues as:
Welcome back. We hope that you enjoyed the holiday and feel unhurried and rested. I want to highlight two residencies for teachers that are upcoming and highly recommended.
The Office of English Language Arts, in collaboration with the Newark Teachers Union, is offering paid ($41/hour) 90-minute Guided Reading workshops for 2 to 3 consecutive weeks for K-5 teachers to design and manage meaningful small group literacy experiences in the classroom. Location will be shared with registrants. You can find more information
“S..L..O..W.. it all down. Pause from your full calendar and long task list. Take a moment or ten- to simply be. To remind yourself that this is life, right here and right now. To reacquaint yourself with your pulsing heart and your incredible body that allows you to do all that you do. To remember that life is precious and fragile and should be lived in love. To remind yourself that whatever is happening or wherever you find yourself in your journey, it is all as it is supposed to be.” -Nikki Banas
I had occasion this weekend to visit several high schools as they welcomed and began teaching junior year students at Saturday Academies. What struck me as being most profound was the community among students, administrators, teachers, and security guards that fueled interest and attendance. The familiarity and friendliness shown by students in cafeterias, hallways, and classrooms reminded me that the sum of teaching is always greater than what we might initially calculate. Since the report, “A Nation