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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This resource provides strategies and ideas for effectively communicating with parents, building parent-teacher partnerships, and conducting...
  • English Language Learners
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
"A Guide for Engaging ELL Families: Twenty Strategies for School Leaders," an AFT publication in collaboration with Colorin Colorado, suggests ways...
  • 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,...
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Downloadable forms that can be used as tools for monitoring language skills. Forms focus on language performance, oral communication skills, readings...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This resource can be helpful for school nurses, food service workers, teachers, paraprofessionals, and school support staff to give reccomendations...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Information for paraprofessionals, teachers, and school nurses on MRSA in the school setting.
Safety tips for support staff and school custodians on staying safe in the workplace.
Information for teachers and support staff on staying safe in the school building.
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
A guide to using Share My Lesson for Paraprofessionals and School Support Staff.
Information and helpful tips for school custodians, teachers, and support staff on investigating mold in schools.