Empowering Teachers. Inspiring Students.

Collaborative Classroom's Mission

Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit organization dedicated to students’ growth as critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another.

Teachers Bring the Mission to Life

In order to provide a sustainable, scalable, and affordable way for schools and districts to grow research-supported teaching practices, we offer educative curricula along with powerful professional learning plans that support teachers to help students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers as they develop the social and emotional skills necessary to thrive.

About Us

Founded in 1980 as the Developmental Studies Center by the prominent researcher Eric Schaps, the organization has contributed foundational research on social and emotional learning and pioneered the integration of social and academic development into curricula.