Teachers Need to Speak Out . . . and Explain What Their Work Is Like
and What Kind of Support Is Needed for It
See the first in a series of Web seminars designed to encourage teachers to speak out about the work they do in classroom and how to do so wisely and through a number of venues.
In "Finding Our Voice -- Speaking Out to Build Suport for Our Work," presenters Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross, authors of 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment,
- recognize that the present situation for teachers and schools in many places in this country is not a happy one right now with widespread budget cuts, mandates from people who don’t really understand teachers’ work, and policies that, however well-intended, undermine good teaching and learning.
- know that teachers complain to each other about these things, but most hesitate to speak out publicly.
- posit that it’s especially important that we do speak out now, in the present climate, so we don’t just sit by passively while our hard work is getting bashed.
- insist that teacher responses, though, need to be carefully crafted and echoed by many voices, so they are as effective as possible.
- share skills and strategies for speaking out so we can all learn, find it easier to speak and be heard, and not lose our jobs in the process.
Presenters: Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
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