Teachers are busier and more overwhelmed than ever, with larger class sizes, more planning for new mandates, standards, and performance evaluations. Yet it’s more important than ever for us to speak out to the public and explain just what we do for kids every day, so we gain support rather than still more of such burdens.
To make it easier to do this, I will gladly help teachers write about great classrooms — by interviewing those who volunteer and then sending them a transcript. I’ve had lots of experience doing this as I gather classroom stories for the professional books I write. So all that a teacher would need to do would be to edit the document, and add any missing details or clarify them when necessary. Of course the teacher should clear the effort with his or her principal. And then I’ll help locate a news reporter or outlet for the story.
OK, who will go first?! Let me know in a comment, or send a message to my Teachers Speak Up Facebook page.