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Remember your first day in the classroom? Today's teachers have the same butterflies in their stomachs and a lot of the same hurdles to get past in those first few years.

We asked a handful of NEA-Retired members to share their best advice for new teachers, and taped their responses. Now it's your turn to weigh in.

Add your practical tips and words of wisdom to the discussion board, and we'll direct new teachers and NEA Student members to check it out. Whether it's discipline strategies, dress code review, or suggestions for getting to know colleagues, your advice could make a difference to a new teacher.

Join Morris P. Fair, Sr. (right) and other NEA-Retired members in supporting new teachers!

This Active Life is now NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members!

Read NEA Today for Retired Members: Lobbying, recruiting, volunteering—NEA-Retired members pitch in.

Maybe you envisioned a retirement filled with pleasure cruises, catnaps in the hammock, and saying goodbye to classroom concerns forever. Then you retired, and like so many other NEA members, realized you weren’t done fighting for the cause: A great public school for every student.

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Barack Obama's Letter to NEA Members
The President talks to NEA members about the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.