ATF offers support for new teachers.

  • Start the Year Off Right! – our annual event for teachers. Includes our professional development/support fair, union Q&A and a free workshop for beginning teachers! And while you’re at it, take home some FREE TEACHING MATERIALS from the ATF Educators’ Emporium. Experienced teachers donate materials when they retire or change jobs, and we give them to new teachers! See our events calendar for this year’s date and time.
  • Check out UP, ATF’s newest addition! UP (Union Professionals) is a great way to socialize with other educators, as well as get active in your profession.
  • The Mentor Program provides new teachers with mentors, and ATF Professional Development instructors offer workshops specifically geared to the needs new teachers have. Click here for a great publication, the Educators’ Edge!
  • You can also access AFT’s Tools for Teachers web site, which offers a variety of online supports, from virtual room arrangement to classroom management tips