Rebekah Lewis, a Louisiana teacher, parent, author, and PhD candidate (LA Tech) started the new and fast-growing social network, Take Control of Your Classroom-Teachers, Parents, Students, You!
Rebekah created this latest Ning format network “so that teachers, parents, students, ANYONE who cares about our kids, can make a difference in simple ways.”
Take Control of Your Classroom is about empowering parents, teachers, students, and the rest of us to take back our schools from those who are promoting the false truths that are being taught in our schools today.
Here’s the introduction from the home page:
Please take a moment to make your voice count...ask questions, share your experiences, read other's stories and offer suggestions or commiseration. We can help one another...whether you're an old hat at websites or this is your first, whether you're a veteran teacher or a first year, a first-time parent or grandparent of 10, a senior in college or a high school freshman, anyone who is concerned has a voice we want to hear and to help.
Here's how you can make a difference:
1. Read the forum topics...respond with your own comments and concerns. Start your own forum topic. ALL voices are welcome and respected! I put some research-based articles on each forum to start them out, and you can add more research, news articles, or anything at all you have to say. Anything goes, as long as we respect one another.
2. Join a group or start your own groups... one for your state, district, subject, discipline, or specialty, or anything that is of importance to you. Finding people who share the same interests and concerns can be so helpful, especially when you feel alone and overwhelmed.
3. Get it all off your chest in a blog! You'll be surprised how many people will relate to you how just talking about it is cathartic enough to clear your head.
4. When we get stronger in number, I will set up live chat times and topics. In the meantime, you can chat live anytime with anyone else online (below this box).
Do yourself and our country a favor and join the Take Control of Your Classroom network! You will find a number of important discussions and different groups working on specific school-related issues!