National Writing Project

Revisiting NWP Social Practices: Advocacy

Date: March 8, 2018

Summary: In preparation for this year's Spring Meeting, we're revisiting this discussion on a set of social practices embedded in NWP-style teacher leadership. Guests examine the practice of advocacy, analyze three case studies to explore what teacher leadership through advocacy can look like, and consider how teachers can take up the practice of advocacy.


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Cathy Fleischer, co-director of the Eastern Michigan University Writing Project, on the concept of "everyday advocacy":

When we talk about everyday advocacy what we mean by it is that we believe that teachers can change the public narrative around public education, beginning by focusing on a single issue that impacts us and our students...[and] recognizing that change begins in our local contexts. "

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