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Teachers Brigade Programs

Program Information

Teachers Helping Teachers  

Teachers Helping Teachers is the first program we offer. This is a platform designed to help current Public-School Teachers get quality help in their classrooms with either retired educators, or trained volunteers. It is a data-based platform designed to match current teachers with volunteers who live either in the same school district or city. Both teacher and volunteer fill out a form with a menu of various activities. The teacher marks what he/she needs and the volunteer marks how they would like to help. We will contact you when there is a match.


Mentorship

Beginning teachers and teachers who are assigned a different grade level will benefit from this program. School Districts need a mentorship program where the mentor can work with the classroom teacher in their classroom on a weekly basis. This program is designed to support the classroom teacher without being evaluated by School District Administrators. We have researched what makes a valuable mentorship. The best kind is for someone to work beside a classroom teacher on a continual basis, develop a trusting relationship so a true dialogue can happen. 


Poetry Break

Are you a member of an educational organization like OREA (Oregon Retired Educators Association) or OEA Retired that asks members to reach out to either a school or school district each year with a project.? If so, this program has everything you need to get started.

We have created a letter to explain the program to the principal and another letter to mail to teachers. A sign-up sheet is included too. Here is a sample of the teachers’ letter that explains it in a nutshell.

Oregon Retired Educators Association Unit #39 would like to visit your room for 3-5 minutes the morning of:____________________

We are planning to visit various classrooms who would like to participate in our POETRY BREAK project,

A small group of us would visit your classroom in a spontaneous manner waving our Poetry Break sign. You and your class would stop for a moment as we read a poem to you. Afterwards, we would leave a copy of the poem for your students to put in their pocket.

If you are interested in participating, look for a sign-up sheet posted in the Teachers’ Lounge.

We would love to share a little levity with a literary purpose!

Teachers who sign up are willing to have  a planned “Interruption” for “Fun” with a “Spark” of “Literacy.”

Sincerely,

If you would like a copy email admin@teachersbrigade.org


One School at a Time Campaign

Teachers' Brigade is looking for Ambassadors. If you, or if you find someone in your OREA’s Unit Council who is willing to be a Teachers Brigade Ambassador, please contact me , Cindy O'Mealy, Executive Director: 503-830-5077 or fill out the sign up form. This website’s platform and organizational model is designed to make it easy for an Ambassador to connect volunteers with current teachers using either a zip code, or school district in a particular region. Ambassadors help get the word out! Once an online form in your area has been filled out, we will forward the form to you. You will be responsible to help match volunteers with current teachers once you see a match has been made. I have found beginning with one school at a time works well.

Business cards will be sent to you to help spread the word.

Teachers Helping Teachers

Teachers Brigade is a nonprofit organization that connects public school teachers with retired teachers and classroom volunteers. We are always looking for wonderful volunteers like you. Please click on the link below to find out how you can volunteer to help provide classroom support to teachers in our Public Schools.


Volunteer

To Sign Up To Volunteer

Teachers Brigade is a nonprofit organization that connects public school teachers with retired teachers and classroom volunteers. We are always looking for wonderful volunteers like you. Please click on the link below to find out how you can volunteer to help provide classroom support to teachers in our Public Schools.

Sign Up