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AFT Convention

I flew back Sunday night from the AFT Convention in Boston. We had about 50 delegates from 15 Michigan locals there participating in all the events. Some highlights:

  • Terrence Martin and I were re-elected by the delegates as AFT Vice Presidents;
  • The affiliation agreement uniting AAUP and AFT was officially signed on stage by AFT President Randi Weingarten and AAUP President Irene Mulvey;
  • Great resolutions on many topics, including addressing teacher and staff shortages, healthcare staffing, livable wages for support staff, healthcare for part-time faculty, fighting austerity in higher education, reproductive rights, teaching our true history, and many more; and
  • Recognition of our new units who have organized since the last convention (Crestwood Paras; Huron School District Support Staff; UM librarians, archivists, and curators; Washtenaw Assistant Prosecutors; and Wayne RESA English Language Facilitators).

A big thank you to all the Michigan delegates who made the journey and participated.

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Professional Development

While the 2021-22 school year is now in the rear view, many of you are looking for resources to support summer learning, earning professional development credit for recertification and taking some time for much-needed self-care. Share My Lesson’s Summer of Learning has you covered.

If summertime lessons are what you seek, we have some of our most popular resource collections for preK-16 queued up, including Summer Learning with Movies, Summer Reading Lessons, the all-new Black Music Appreciation Month and Parent Resources for SEL and Learning Recovery.

Be sure to prioritize your self-care with ideas featured in recent blogs and on-demand webinars, including the Five Adult SEL Muscles to Make Your Life Easier and our Exploring Mindfulness series to help cope with stress.

Another way to combat stress? Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to see the musical Hamilton on Broadway this fall!

And, we really would love to have you join us for our 2022 Summer of Learning webinar series. Sessions start the week of July 25. Choose from a variety of topics, including learner variability, starting the new year off with a caring classroom, missing narratives in American history, climate education, and managing civil discourse.

If you can’t make the time, register anyway to have the on-demand link emailed to you.

In solidarity, 

David Hecker


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