by Jessica Rivera-Mueller with Jamie Ammirati, Jocelyn Bitner, Stephanie Ferguson, Joshua Killpack, Kenzie Randall, Morgan Sanford, and Mackenzie Wilson For many secondary teachers, Professional Learning Communities provide a context for communicating with fellow teachers about the most pressing issues in their local teaching contexts. In doing so, teachers have an opportunity to advocate for particular … Continue reading Framing PLC Conversations as Advocacy: A Project for Teacher Education
Linda Adler Kassner’s CCCC Chair’s Address, Writing is Never Just Writing, presented on Thursday, March 16, 2017, during the CCCC Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wldVKmibvnM
This post is written by sj Miller. In May 2016, federal guidelines were put into place to protect transgender student rights. As of last night, these guidelines were revoked, leaving uncertainty about what trans students’ rights will be in schools.* Regardless of the actions of the new administration or any Supreme Court ruling, some schools have policies … Continue reading Doing the Work to Support Transgender Students
Finding allies is so important in any advocacy effort. In the following story Bryan Christopher talks about the incredible role his students played in becoming allies for a classmate. The story is a good reminder of the fact we can build Everyday Advocates in our classrooms at the same time we work to grow into this role ourselves.
This piece provides links to several resources around a central issue. Learning all you can about the issue you’re advocating for is a critical first step in Everyday Advocacy. Note also how the author points to the importance of finding allies and raising awareness as essential to any movement toward a solution.
This piece by Tiffany Flowers offers a very focused perspective on the issue of low literacy rates among black male students. Note how the author re-examines the frames through which people typically think about this issue and provides a different frame through which we can consider solutions. This is a good example of identifying and framing an … Continue reading Are We Punishing Black Males for Living in Book Deserts?
Cathy Fleischer encourages teachers to explore the site so they can begin to take deliberate steps to own their voice in conversations around education.
This post is an excellent example of storytelling as advocacy and framing an issue. It is written by David E. Kirkland.