Resources and Links for New Educators
Tomorrow’s Teachers is an annual magazine for NEA student members. It offers a wealth of resources to those new to the teaching profession. Each issue offers help with job searches, provides classroom tips for surviving the first year in the classroom, recommends strategies for parental and community outreach, and much more.
Teachers share their good ideas with colleagues around the country through our biweekly e-newsletter and online professional practice community.
Ideas and strategies to create and maintain the best learning environment for your students.
Find lesson plans from teachers across the country sortable by grade and subject.
Ideas for motivating and reaching your students
Being a new teacher can be daunting, from managing your own classroom to navigating the ins and outs of being a school employee. To help you get off to a great start, we polled NEA members to find out what advice they wish someone had shared with them when they were new teachers.
New educators speak out on what they learned and its impact on how they teach.
Collective bargaining gives educators a voice. Through collective bargaining, NEA members negotiate for more than their own economic security. They are also securing vital resources to help communities bring in more public resources to improve education, by reducing class size, increasing student learning times while reducing unnecessary testing, and gaining affordable health care for children and their families. The strength in unions is critical to improving our economy and helping working families get ahead.
Collective bargaining in education offers an organized and transparent system to improve student learning and the overall environment in public schools, and helps ensure that educators receive a professional level of pay. When educators and management can come to agreement on salary, benefits, and working conditions – while also improving teaching and learning conditions – everyone benefits.