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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  • 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...
These resources include one sample project and a variety of project ideas for teachers to use and adapt across subjects and grade levels. There are...
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
These resources include two sample projects (one for elementary and one for middle/high) and a variety of project ideas for teachers to get their...
Helpful article to plan assessment and lessons. Designing and assigning effective homework. Importance of timely and detailed feedback.
This short article describes the benefits of small cooperative learning groups and gives instructions on how to create successful groups who will...
  • 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...
  • Health
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This document features a brief description and examples of compassion. It then offers different suggested classroom activities for students of all...
  • Health
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This document features a brief description and examples of responsibility. It then offers different suggested classroom activities for students of...
  • Health
  • MS, HS
Poster with questions for students to think about regarding bullying. Serves as a reminder for secondary students about how to address incidences of...
  • Health
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This booklist includes children’s books, books for teens, and self-help books for children. Reading these books aloud or giving them to students for...