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.

For more information on the American Federation of Teachers, visit us at https://www.aft.org/

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This resource provides strategies and ideas for effectively communicating with parents, building parent-teacher partnerships, and conducting...
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
How teachers and paraprofessionals can make working together work. Good Communication + Teamwork = Student Success All education professionals for...
  • 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...
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
The AFT has long recognized that the union’s responsibilities go beyond the traditional “bread and butter” issues of salary and benefits. The AFT...
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
How Can Teachers Lead? The AFT has long recognized the importance of teachers as leaders and has supported efforts to recognize them. In recent...
  • Health
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
The Breakfast Blueprint, a comprehensive guide for planning, implementing and evaluating breakfast after the bell programs.
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This document was designed to support teachers of ELLs and students with disabilities as they seek to help their students meet new, higher standards...
classroom desks
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Effective classroom arrangement: You have control over how your classroom is arranged. Research shows that effective classroom arrangement maximizes...
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
How will you incorporate effective teaching practices at the beginning of the school year? Create a plan for your first day of school using this...