I am on the road today, going to a conference to learn about students with limited or interrupted formal education.
I’ve been reading up on a resource that I stumbled across during the TESOL conference in Toronto.
I need to learn how to be a better advocate… I tend to be more of a bull in a china shop. I kind of think I need a “troublemaker” tatoo etched across my shoulder some days.
But look at these questions from the booklet, and see if it doesn’t start your mind working:
Identify your outlets for change. Consider asking the following questions:
- What can I do in my classroom?
- What can I do in my school?
- What can I do in my district?
- What can I do in my community?
- How can I collaborate with other non-school-based communities?
And even if you have asked these questions before, maybe it’s time to start asking them in different circles. Our students need voices and choices.
What we are looking for students is an equitable education. And I think that if you look at our words vs. our actions, we often fall short.
How can you help your students move forward? If not this year, then when?