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What is School? Being Advocates For Education

Being an advocate for Education

And again last week #whatisschool had over 160 educators chatting about Leadership in the Classroom with @ShiftParadigm and myself. This week we welcome back the ever amazing Laura Hill to #whatisschool and we welcome a VERY special guest co-moderate to join Laura and I at the helm. This week we talk about Being Advocates For Education and are joined by Nicholas Ferroni.
“As a child, I wanted to be a doctor, philosopher, psychologist, philanthropist and a superhero… So I became a teacher.” -Nicholas Ferroni

Advocacy is something both Laura and I are passionate about so we are humbled and super excited to welcome Nicholas Ferroni to share his views on Education Advocacy with #whatisschool this week! 
Nicholas (@Nicholas Ferroni) actor, educator, advocate and host, was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in America for his commitment to education reform and developing a “Teach the Truth” campaign to incorporate more minority figures into the high school social studies curriculum.  His commitment to youth, education and being a role model doesn’t stop there. Nicholas has been named one of the top 25 “Fittest Men In The World” by Men’s fitness magazine, and is working on a book called “The Awkward Album” where celebrities share their awkward moments with children.

He is a voice for healthy lifestyle, student diversity, a teacher and outspoken advocate for education! I hope you will join us in welcoming Nicholas as he joins #whatisschool this Thursday, June 4 at 7PM EDT. For a conversation that is not to be missed! Spread the Word!

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Join the conversation on Thursday 4 June at 7pm EDT (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEST, 11am NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, June 4, 2015 7PM EDT

1) In what ways can teachers effectively advocate for education and affect education policy?

2) How can teachers speak out against bad policies without fearing attacks from their own board or administration?

3) Is it in a teacher’s place to speak in class about social issues, such as race relations, inequality and discrimination?

4) How can you create an open forum for students to safely explore difficult issues?

5) What is the role of parent advocates in the education partnership? Do they have a right to decide what their children will learn?

6) What elements or methodologies would you include in a new education system that is free of fear and focused on growing talents?

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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  • I m a teaching Principal in a small Irish rural Primary school.Most staff are my past pupils.I want to rid schools of useless txt books and workbooks.Publishing companies are so cute in their selling techniques.I embrace all forms of ICT learning

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