Teacher Adovacy

February 9, 2011

EDU 576 Philosophical/Social Issues

Module 1 Teacher Adovacy

Denise B. Moses, Student

Dana Hall, Professor

|           Teacher Advocacy                                                                                                                       |
|i) You are presenting a speech in front of your State Board of Education as a teacher advocate in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) educational     |
|environment and in an era of educational accountability for student learning.                                                                     |
|(1) Provide for them your definition of a teacher. Include 12-15 belief statements around education that guide your actions as a teacher.         |
|(2) Discuss at least five challenges that affect you as a professional educator, including Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) issues mandated by No   |
|Child Left Behind (NCLB).                                                                                                                         |
|(3) Explain the tools that your State Board of Education can provide to help you succeed in the classroom as you implement NCLB policies.         |

My definition of a teacher: #1

A role model in the community, school, family
A teacher should be a leadership skills and a encourager.
Teachers should be great listeners and watch the flow of the class
I try to make myself available for the students and someone they can trust.
A teacher gives respect and also gets respect.
A teacher knows how to educate all students from different levels. Making learning fun.
A teacher will know when there is student having troubles and attempt to resolve issues.
A teacher needs to be totally committed to his/her profession.
I teacher should have the attitude they want to help change someone's life.
A teacher should always have a kind word to share.
Teachers hold a place high like a Pastor.
Teachers should be open for change.

5 Challenges-#2