Reach out and connect with the newbie at your school!

When I reflect on my first days as a new teacher, I’m thankful for the experienced educators who stepped up to advise and support me. Be that person for the newbie at your school, and also encourage them to come together with you and other educators in the union to have a powerful voice on all school issues. More…

When it comes to STEM, count girls in!

A new book, Count Girls In: Empowering Girls to Combine Any Interests with STEM to Open Up a World of Opportunity, offers advice to families for raising “authentic young women who have the confidence to put STEM to work in the way that best serves them and their passions.” More…

What I wish I knew my first year (podcast!)

If you ask Toby Murphy, a 10-year language arts teacher from New Jersey, he would tell you that middle schoolers really aren’t as intimidating as you’ve heard (sure, Toby) and that your colleagues will be your strongest support system. Tune in to School Me podcasts for advice from educators, from how to use humor in the classroom to how to handle tough meetings with parents. More…

Public Schools Week 2018: Saluting schools nationwide

Public Schools Week acknowledges public schools and reminds people that schools must have the resources to provide the well-rounded curriculum, inviting classrooms, and one-on-one attention that all students, regardless of where they live, need. More…