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...
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This booklet provides information for teachers and paraprofessionals on teaching students with autism, working with related service professionals,...
  • Professional Development
  • Middle School
'American Educator' is a quarterly journal published by the American Federation of Teachers focusing on various issues about children and education.
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS
We know that children’s health and well-being are intimately linked to their ability to learn and grow—and, ultimately, to gaps in achievement and...
  • 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
Teaching, while both challenging and demanding, is an incredibly rewarding profession. As educators, teachers are the creators of tomorrow; they make...
  • 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
  • High School
The Dec. 6 release of the OECD’s triennial report on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranks academic achievement among...
  • 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...