Many teachers want to speak up about their work but worry about whether it might jeopardize their job. The answer: teachers talk with your principal. And don’t wait until there’s a crisis. Check in regularly, even if only briefly. Describe something cool you’re doing in your class. Find out about his or her professional interests and concerns. This can build a basis for trust, so that when you are ready to speak out more publicly, you’ll be supported. We realize that in some cases this may not be a possible solution, but it’s surprising just how often it makes a real difference. Community organizers call these talks “one-on-ones,” and they’re the most important strategy in an organizer’s toolkit. Visit our “Gain Support from the Principal” page on this website and learn more.
BUILD MORE SUPPORT FOR YOUR TEACHING AND THAT OF FELLOW TEACHERS
Tell stories about your work - informing others about great things you do for young people in your classroom.
Not sure where to start? Explore this website to learn more.
NOW: Click below on the right or go to our Facebook page to share your classroom story -and we can help get it out to a wider audience.