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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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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