Teachers Week: How To Help Your Local Teachers

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Teachers week is here another way to celebrate,

The schools in your community need people like you, who understand that supporting teachers means listening to what they need most for their classrooms. Here are a few ways you can support your school teachers.

Volunteer 

The simplest way to get a better understanding of what life is like inside a classroom is to spend some time there yourself. Many districts need volunteers with various skills to help by:

  • Giving students one-on-one tutoring in reading or math
  • Speaking to a high school class about your career path
  • Assisting the school’s library media specialist
  • Painting an elementary school during the summer
  • Chaperoning a field trip to a local museum
  • Joining the PTA/PTO

Attend a local school board meeting

Most education spending and decision-making happens at the state and local level. That means you, as a voting citizen, have a voice to make sure teachers have the support they need.

First, try attending a few meetings to understand how your school board operates. Once you have a handle on the issues that are important in your district, make your voice heard. If you’re particularly passionate, consider running for your local school board.

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