American Federation of Teachers

We are 1.7 million teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty, government employees, and healthcare workers making a difference every day. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) seeks to improve the lives of our members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which we work; to improve the quality of the services we provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.

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Effective classroom managers must consider how they will respond when students misbehave. This classroom management resource includes strategies to...
  • Health
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This lesson on student discipline includes tips for teachers in the classroom, and the reasoning behind these strategies. CM_LP For more resources on...
Helpful article to plan assessment and lessons. Designing and assigning effective homework. Importance of timely and detailed feedback.
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5
Tips for teachers on managing the first day of school and setting up the classroom in a way that creates the optimal learning environment. Includes...
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
To be an effective classroom manager, you need to get off to a good start on the first day of school: Be prepared, organized and in charge Create a...