New Teacher News
Whether it's your first year in the classroom or your sixth, CEA is here with the resources you need to succeed. Your union delivers free professional development for members, strategies for acing your teacher evaluation, and more ways to stretch your hard-earned dollars.
Soup to nuts, here’s your one-stop resource for information on everything from students with disabilities to successful teacher evaluation. Get your free guide.
A good first day can set the tone for the next 179. These veteran teacher tips will help you get it right.
“The number-one thing we see when we meet with teachers these days is an incredibly high level of stress,” says CEA UniServ Rep Mike Casey, who co-presented a workshop on yoga and tai chi for teachers. Here are tips to help you stay stress-free.
The Children’s Fund is here to help. Teachers are in a distinct position to recognize when students and families face financial hardships. Learn how the Connecticut Education Foundation can help you make their school days and holidays better!
Teachers tell us that back-to-school shopping often means reaching into their own wallets to pay for classroom essentials. Could you use a new bulletin board, calculators, notebooks, and markers? NEA Member Benefits partner California Casualty is giving out cash for classrooms!
UConn football presents CEA Teacher Appreciation Day Oct. 19. Grab discounted seats with promo code CEA for the Huskies’ homecoming game and enjoy pregame fun, food, and festivities at CEA’s free tailgating tent, sponsored by NEA-endorsed insurer California Casualty.
Run or volunteer for Team CEF at the Eversource Hartford Marathon October 12. Sign up today to help kids and colleagues facing personal hardships.
Minimize or erase student debt. Contact your local president to set up a free 90-minute workshop with CEA's Michele Ridolfi O'Neill. Also check out Degrees, Not Debt">Cambridge Credit Counseling, saving CEA members nearly 40% on student loan assistance.
Take advantage of your membership and CEA's purchasing power with exclusive discounts at retailers, service providers, entertainment venues, and more. Check out your CEA member benefits.
Resources and Guides
Retirement Primer for Early-Career Educators
It's never too early to begin planning for life outside the classroom. Learn about the State Teachers' Retirement System, mandatory and voluntary contributions, when you're vested, and what happens when you change districts, take a leave of absence, or go part-time. We'll help you understand what pension benefits you are entitled to as well as steps to take early in your career to make the most of your retirement.
New Teacher Guide
The Connecticut Education Association welcomes you to the teaching profession! As a member, you join teachers in making up CEA, the largest teachers union in the state. We hope this handbook helps you get your career off to a great start.
The School Me blog series is a collection of blogs written by NEA members and experienced educators with advice and tips on how to thrive in your first few years as an educator.