Teaching: A Political Act
June 12, 2012 1 Comment
Daily you enter your classroom determined to accomplish your lesson plan goals. Many days you carry a vision of this day being the one during which Shana’s eyes light up with recognition and understanding of the math with which she has struggled or Donnie actually sits still and attentive long enough to finish his in-class work. Maybe it’s the day that the parent volunteers all show up in time to provide much-needed individual attention to your students who struggle with reading. Every day is about students, learning, and balancing priorities–that’s teaching. Are those political actions?
What does that mean to you? What does that mean to other educators?
I cannot answer that question, but I know two people who are talking about it: Anna and Madaline. They are two 2007 state teachers of the year who are presenting the eChapter Webinar, “From the Classroom to the US DOE: How to Have a Voice at All Levels” Wednesday at 8 PM EDT. Join these energetic and dynamic educators for insights and strategies for teaching as a political act. Learn more and register for the KDP Public Policy Committee’s third Webinar here.
Karen Allen for the Public Policy Committee
P.S. How political is teaching to you?