Each day this week WFSB will focus on examining a different aspect of the survey results. Here are the segments from Monday and Tuesday.
Monday – Video Segment Day 1 – Intro to Survey
Tuesday – Video Segment Day 2 – Focused on Violent Students
AFT CT has collaborated with CEA and WFSB to create an anonymous survey on teacher issues. This is actually the first of 2 surveys that will occur, with the second expected in January 2020.
The survey will be online through Monday morning, and takes about 5 minutes to complete. WFSB will then use the results next week on air for several segments during ratings “sweeps” week.
Rarely are teachers given an opportunity to voice their opinion. Don’t miss this chance to describe what is really going on.
Here is the link: wfsb teacher survey
Click here to register online for this free workshop (light dinner will be provided).
If understanding the legal obligations of working in public schools today is a priority for you, make arrangements to join us next month in Rocky Hill for this indispensable course!.
This week as Bristol heads to the polls, be aware of the AFT CT endorsed candidates.
Ellen Zappo for Mayor
Peter Kelly for City Council
Mary Fortier for City Council
Greg Hahn for City Council
Each of these candidates sought out union endorsement, and underwent an interview and vetting process by AFT CT before being voted on for endorsement.
Thanks for a partnership between AFT, First Book, and Dalio Philanthropies, teachers hired in Bristol since January 2019 are eligible for this wonderful opportunity!
Get books & resources at up to 90% off the retail cost!
The First Book Marketplace is full of specially curated books, school supplies, basic needs items, and other educational resources on relevant themes — all available at a discount every day exclusively for those serving kids in need.
To support schools and programs like yours in Connecticut, AFT Connecticut is excited to share a special opportunity to choose $50 of FREE books from the First Book Marketplace! This offer expires November 15, so don’t delay.
Use code: AFTCTOMG
How to choose your free books:
1. Sign up here: https://www.fbmarketplace.org/registration/prospect/basicinformation
to become a member of the First Book community if you do not already have an
account. Feel free to refer to the First Book OMG Webinar for assistance!
2. Choose books for your school or program and add them to your shopping
cart. Feel free to explore the popular categories below! While you are welcome
to add other items — such as basic needs or school supplies — to your cart, this
funding will only apply to books (including eBooks and audio books).
3. Use promo code AFTCTOMG at check out to take $50 off your order.
Please note that this code will only apply to orders shipping to Connecticut.*
4. Keep an eye on your email later this fall! Thanks to support from Dalio
Philanthropies, new member educators will have the opportunity to receive an
additional promo code for books and resources from First Book.
The AFT CT is hosting a pre-retirement seminar on October 26 at H.C Wilcox Technical High School located at 298 Oregon Road in Meriden. This seminar is for teachers who may retire in the next few years.
Due to limited spacing, and to discourage unnecessary “no shows,” there is a $10 per person deposit to hold a seat at the event, but this is REFUNDABLE on the day of the event for those who attend.
Please call 860 257 9782 or visit https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/tprs
After registering, send checks payable to AFT Connecticut to 35 Marshall Road, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Starting to feel a little rundown, overwhelmed and stressed.
GOOD NEWS! The BFT is hosting a Happy Hour Friday, October 18 from 2:30 to 5:30 at Nuchie’s Restaurant (164 Central Street, Bristol)
Come down to de-stress, socialize with colleagues, talk to the Board of Education Candidates running this November and most importantly relax. Hope to see you next Friday!
As summer comes to an end, in the upcoming days you may experience one or all of the following:
STAY CALM! This is perfectly normal!
Here are some quotes from the book, No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work by Jon Gordon that will hopefully help you stay positive this school year.
I hope this school year is your least stressful and most productive.