1 hour 22 min ago
At the start of each school year, I used to have my students complete a quiz called, “What Kind of Smart Are You?” The students tallied their answers in each of eight categories to determine their own type of intelligence: Nature smart (naturalist) Music smart (musical-rhythmic) Number/reasoning smart (logical-mathematical)...
5 days 1 hour ago
As we know, students who read a lot become stronger readers. When students transition to trade books from books with strictly controlled vocabulary, they require a wide selection of options that are at just the right level and that appeal to their interests. To meet this need, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom recently reevaluated the...
1 week 1 hour ago
What are the best parts of summer? The weather, the slower pace, and more time to have fun and catch up on your reading. Kids need to understand that reading is a leisure activity, one that people choose to do and truly enjoy! Here are some great ways to show young people how to have fun with reading this summer. Summer is a wonderful time...
1 week 5 days ago
Last Wednesday, March 11, 2015, my colleagues and I—along with education leaders from across the country—gathered in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. for a Convening hosted by our organization, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC). This Convening put a spotlight on the critically... (1)
1 week 6 days ago
Mercy Housing is one of the largest developers of affordable housing and has developed, preserved, or financed nearly 48,500 homes since 1981. A variety of Resident Service programs are available to residents at many of the properties across the country, focused on health and wellness, financial stability, community engagement, and youth programs...
2 weeks 5 days ago
Last summer we got a new puppy. She is a Schnauzer and we named her Emmy, (actually her kennel name is Precious Emerald but that is a little too pretentious and much too long to use when calling her for dinner). We set about trying to make her into the perfect dog so that we would be seen as the perfect dog parents. However, it wasn’t long...
2 weeks 6 days ago
What does science look like in summer? Sunlight and beach sand Rockets zooming into the sky Terrifically messy oobleck Parachutes drifting down from the clouds Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles Science stirs the innate curiosity in children. All kids are curious and want to find out what makes things work. Sometimes children put quarters into the...
3 weeks 11 hours ago
We are excited to announce that we are launching the Center for the Collaborative Classroom at a Convening in Washington, D.C., this Wednesday, March 11, from 12:30–3:30 PM ET at the Rayburn House Office Building. Education Leaders from across the country will join Department of Education staff, legislative staff, and a distinguished...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Parents want to participate in their children’s journeys as they enter and grow in the world of reading. Teachers can help parents understand the role they play is supporting their student’s learning, by sharing the research-based practices provided with the SIPPS materials. Below are resources teachers can share at back-to-school...
4 weeks 1 day ago
Dear Colleague, I am excited to announce that Developmental Studies Center (DSC) and Cornerstone Literacy (CLI) have joined to become the Center for the Collaborative Classroom. This new organization combines 51 years of our collective experience in supporting teachers, developing innovative programs, and making a difference for children. The...