Educator for a Day
Educator For A Day Blog-a-Thon
Politicians, bloggers, community leaders, and others are accepting the invitation to step into the classroom and see for themselves what it takes to be an educator. Find out what they've learned as they share their experiences:
- Be a Teacher for a Day by Melissa Taylor (Imagination Soup blog)
- Let's Empower Teachers! by Rep. Mark Takano (CA)
- Preparing Our Future Workforce by Rep. Tim Walz (MN)
- Educator for a Day by Christine Koh (Boston Mamas blog)
- Milwaukee Public Schools Educator for a Day by Tia Richardson (Cosmic Butterfly blog)
What is Educator For a Day?
Educator for a Day events allow individuals from the community to serve as an educator to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a school employee. The visiting educator performs the duties of the regular educator in a normal day—teaching class, performing lunch and corridor duty, recess supervision, among other responsibilities.
The program, originally developed by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, enhances understanding among educators and community leaders. In addition, it demonstrates to public officials and other decisionmakers, the successes and challenges our teachers face and underscores the need for adequate staffing, materials, and facilities for students.
For more information on how to participate in the Educator For a Day program, check out our Educator for a Day Promotional Kit.