The September/October edition of the AFT American Teacher magazine is out and has some great articles. All members should receive the magazine. If you have not yet received yours, contact the Alliance Office at 225-7174. Check out the following and more:
“By Teachers For Teachers” tells about ShareMyLesson.com, the new website, launched by AFT and TES Connect, where teachers can share resources and innovative ideas for free.
“First Book” talks about the AFT’s partnership with First Book, a national nonprofit organization that has distributed more than 90 million books over the last 20 years to kids from low-income families. At the AFT Convention this summer, AFT President Randi Weingarten challenged local unions to distribute 5 million books across the country. Texas AFT has set a goal of providing 1 million books for Texas children. As a Texas AFT affiliate, the Alliance will be participating. Watch for more info.
“Well played, champs” tells about a great movie coming out in October, “Brooklyn Castle.” The documentary chronicles the middle school chess team from I.S. 318 in New York City, a Title I school, that has won more than two dozen national chess championships, including the high school nationals this year – the first middle school to ever do so.
“AFT+ Member Benefits” shows you how to save money through your Alliance membership – pet insurance, Life Line screening, health club discounts, mortgages, movie tickets, theme parks, car rentals, credit counseling, hotel discounts, Dell computers, AT&T Wireless, flowers, books, Mary Kay cosmetics, educational supplies, magazines and more.