Being an Effective Advocate

Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher

This Sunday (Nov. 23, 2014) the OAGC Teacher’s Division will be hosting another tweetchat. The topic is Effective Advocacy. They have an awesome featured guest, Jeanne Bernish (@JeanneBernish). You can check out the discussion questions here.

Advertisement of Chat Nov23

As I prepare for to moderate this chat, I began to ponder what does it mean to be an effective advocate? I came up with three aspects of advocacy that will help all of us be more effective.

Build Relationships

It is important to know the student or students you are advocating for. One of the best things we can do for our students is to know them. We need to continually build relationships with students so we can help them get the best educational experience possible. Not only do we need to build relationships with students, but having a relationship with parents is also just as important. We need to…

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