How teachers can gain confidence as education advocates

When Megan Allen, a teacher in Florida, prepared to testify in favor of a teacher representative to serve on the state's Board of Education, she suddenly found that her confidence had disappeared. To help, she writes in this article, she crafted a "confidence sheet" to help herself and other advocates. She shares her recommendations, which include accepting that teachers are experts in their fields and that people will say "no" -- a response that must be met with tenacity.

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