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5 Ways to Be an Education Advocate

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Be the catalyst for meaningful change in your district, community, state, and even country by becoming an education advocate.

Teachers have an extraordinary amount of work to complete on a daily basis. Walking into school each day, teachers don’t always know what to expect as atudents often need their teachers to fulfill different roles beyond teaching. There are times when teachers might have to be a confidante, EMT, librarian, guidance counselor–the list never ends. This means that making time for improving the education system as a whole is often nonexistent, but that doesn’t mean they can count on someone else to do it. Becoming an education advocate is an important role for teachers, as only they truly understand the problems that must be solved.

Use the following methods to become an education advocate and improve the system from the inside out.

1. Make Schools Safer

education advocateOrganize a school safety advisory panel comprising educators, administrators, mental-health professionals, local government officials, and law enforcement. Meet to discuss ways to promote harmony and problem-solving skills within the school. Hold frequent sessions with students to ask them how they would feel safer and consider their input in decision making.

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Dorothy Crouch is a California-based writer who has covered many topics such as financial technology, travel and the pet-goods industry. Born and raised in New York City, she pursued her undergraduate degree at Hunter College and an M.S., Publishing degree through Pace University. Combining her love of learning and curiosity of the world, Dorothy studied abroad at Dublin, Ireland’s Trinity College, igniting a passion for travel. Dorothy’s thirst for knowledge and love of learning has led her to travel the world and pursue higher learning, including scuba certification. A lifelong animal lover, Dorothy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their fish and two lovable, spoiled dogs.

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