How to be Heard (Paperback)

Celine Coggins


This book offers the Teach Plus curriculum for amplifying teacher voice and creating more teacher leaders. It's a one-stop shop for educators who are interested in learning about the big picture in K12 education, and how they can affect it. It includes a clear view of Policy and Advocacy; a Teacher Leader How-To Guide; and stories from the trenches in getting teachers seats at decision-making tables across the nation. The book is structured with 10 chapters that correspond to the top ten things teachers need to know and be able to do to be effective change leaders. Each chapter is anchored with a story of effective teacher advocacy. Teacher interest in taking greater leadership over the issues that affect American classrooms is at an all-time high. At the same time, teacher union strength and teacher morale have reached all-time lows. Teachers are seeking expanded influence and coming up short. Most teachers lack the knowledge and skills to be effective in advocating for their students' needs as well as their own. In some areas of education reform, teacher actions are increasing the odds that practitioners will be excluded from the decision-making table in the future. Teacher voice is essential to good education policy, yet teachers need new information to move from being perceived as the "party of no" to being recognized for their problem-solving ability. Despite the obstacles, some teachers are having success advocating for important changes on behalf of their students and their profession. What makes these teachers different? They have learned the unwritten rules and tacit knowledge that governs decision-making in education. They have a playbook that gets them a seat at the decision-making table and results that benefit their students. Their experiences can point a way forward, and empower all teachers.

Product Details

  • Product code: BGTOK
  • ISBN: 9781119373995
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.6cm x 14.9cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: Wed Aug 23 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 0


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