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Archive of Teachers Tips
Read recent Teacher Tips, Tips for Student Discipline, New Teacher info and where to locate interactive lesson plans for Martin Luther King Day or Cinco De Mayo.
Need ideas for lesson plans? Visit these links to find what you need.
The Houston Federation of Teachers has submitted a multi-page brief to the Commissioner of Education outlining our position on the illegality of the HISD/New Teacher Project Teacher Evaluation. While there is no guarantee how the commissioner will interpret the briefs, we feel we have a strong argument for him to hit the reset button and send us back to the drawing board. You will find a link to our brief after the article on the "big-picture" look at testing and accountability aspects of standards-based reform.
The HFT is looking for interested parents and community members who would like to work with us to make HISD responsive to the needs of our community. Are you just such a parent or community member? Do you know somoeone who might be?
Please complete this short registration form if you are interested in learning more or would like to nominate someone.
This issue of HFT's Know Your Rights addresses the end-of-the-year textbook problem. Do you know your rights? Read the document to find out.
If you have been assaulted in the workplace, you need to take assault leave to physically recuperate. This document will tell you how.
Need to brush up on the leave policy for the district? This document lays out all the rules you need to remember when asking for leave.
Designed by HFT and its legal counsel, this document advises a member of their rights and best course of action if they've been a target of allegations of child abuse.