SHARE MY LESSON: HONORING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Honor Women's History Month by using lesson plans and class activities from Share My Lesson for preK-12. This Share My Lesson collection incorporates key figures and historical events in your Women’s History Month lesson planning and includes topics like women’s...

PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK, MARCH 25 – 29

The AFT and our partners in the Learning First Alliance will host Public Schools Week—March 25-29—to highlight the great things happening every day in public schools and to show the potential for even greater things. We want your help in spotlighting the joys and...

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR SEMI-FINALISTS

The Guam Department of Education and Foundation for Public Education has announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year program. Candidates for Teacher of the Year are an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers in any...

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention: Neeti Prakash of GDOE, Mary Nolte of GDOE and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of your leave, then please contact the GFT office at 735-4390...

Representing GovGuam Agencies and Alutiiq Bus Drivers

GFT, AFT Local 1581, exclusively represents the Guam Department of Education Teachers and Support Staff, Guam Memorial Hospital Nurses and Staff, University of Guam Support Staff, Guam Waterworks, Guam Fire Department, Department of Public Health and Social Services Eligibility Specialists, Guam Port Authority, Department of Public Works Bus Drivers, and Alutiiq Bus Drivers. GFT is pursuing exclusive representation for Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention: Neeti Prakash of GDOE, Mary Nolte of GDOE and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of your leave, then please contact the GFT office at 735-4390...

NO ONE SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY ON THE JOB

A workplace violence prevention bill just introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would develop protection measures and enforceable safety standards for people who work in frontline healthcare jobs. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration “has...

PHONICS FAUX PAS

In a new article for American Educator’s Winter 2018-19 issue, researchers Nell Duke and Heidi Mesmer discuss seven common instructional missteps in phonics instruction and how to correct them. The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms...

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

The Winter 2018-2019 issue of American Educator is available online for free. It explores what’s needed to support literacy in early childhood education, which is the foundation for all future learning. Also in this issue: tips for connecting science learning at home...