United Federation of Teachers



As a new teacher in New York City, you have the good fortune to be represented by the UFT, one of the most respected unions in the nation. It's our job to ensure that you have the resources and support you need.  The UFT and Share My Lesson have partnered to provide you with this website, filled with lesson plans and other classroom materials to help you have a successful year.

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Ready for the best first 30 days of school? You are now!

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Getting ready for a new school year involves so many different responsibilities that it is difficult to know how to begin what seems to be a crushing undertaking. Like all tasks, however, breaking down the various components into easy-to-manage bits not only will make the workload more manageable, but also will allow to you have fun as you get ready to meet your new students.


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Welcome to the 5th annual Ideas & Innovations Virtual Conference, March 14-16, 2017.

Sessions are now available on-demand.

This Share My Lesson Webinar series, brought to you by the American Federation of Teachers,...

Use these timely preK-12 lesson plans and class activities to incorporate key figures and historical events in your Women’s History Month lesson planning. This Share My Lesson collection spans topics like women’s suffrage and women’s rights and features influential women in science, social...

Have a book you love to teach?  Explore our Beloved Books collection for a new K-12 lesson plan or student activity for you to try. From Where the Wild Things Are and Harry Potter to The Pearl and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, you are sure to find some must...