Everyday Advocates: SAVVY

Everyday Advocates understand how to be strategic:

  • They know how to move from concern to action on an issue they care about.
  • They learn how to be strategic in how to do this: understanding who needs to hear our concern and how we can best help them understand it
  • They understand how to develop allies and to identify decision makers who can help them create change.
  • They know how to move beyond just tactics to create strategy that has both short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals.

How to get there: Resources like this site can help teachers become increasingly savvy about how to do this work. It also helps to read what other teachers have been doing to create change: through books like Schniedewind and Sapon-Shevin’s Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education (Beacon Press, 2012); blogs like “Teachers, Profs and Writers Who Care” and websites like Beautiful Trouble.

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