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Caring School Community Teacher Spotlight: Carrie Landheer, Oakland, CA

Collaborative Classroom is proud to spotlight Bay Area native and 4–5 combo teacher Carrie Landheer of the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, CA. In an interview with…

May 12, 2021  |  By Emily Cremidis
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Relationships: Now More Than Ever, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, I shared an anecdote about a student who was supported by the relationships within her classroom community to move on to…

Apr 9, 2021  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Relationships: Now More Than Ever, Part 1

We at Collaborative Classroom know that relationships are at the heart of building a community of learners within a classroom. This knowledge is backed by decades of research…

Mar 29, 2021  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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How Caring School Community Supports Students in Managing Their Own Behaviors

For over three decades I took pride in the fact that my classroom was run in a manner that, at the time, seemed effective. My students were motivated…

Jan 25, 2021  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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SEL Essentials at Mid-Year: How Do We Reconnect, Rebuild, and Begin Again?

January remains an opportunity for a fresh start in our classrooms, particularly when attending to social-emotional learning (SEL) for our students. How do we begin again? How do we reconnect with our students? How do we revitalize our classroom community for the second half of the year?

Jan 12, 2021  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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SEL Essentials: Reimagining Our Discipline Practices

A teacher I work with recently related the following story to me. Over the last few weeks of teaching virtually, she became frustrated with the behavior of one…

Oct 29, 2020  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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