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Interview with Christopher Paul Curtis

Children’s books are the cornerstone of many of Center for the Collaborative Classroom‘s programs; in a way, the authors are our behind-the-scenes collaborators. We want teachers, administrators, students,…

May 3, 2019  |  By Jennie McDonald
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Summer Reading – Why is it so hard?

Being a teacher and a parent brings some unique challenges. I suppose some teachers reading this post may have gone through this and can empathize. Maybe you see…

Jul 11, 2017  |  By Peter Brunn
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Having Fun with Reading this Summer, Part 1

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…

Apr 20, 2016  |  By Megan Green
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Top Ten Tips for After-school Leaders to Support and Promote Deeper Learning

Children learn social skills like they learn academic skills, and they need time and support. The following are the top ten tips we’ve found that help after-school leaders…

Mar 10, 2016  |  By Megan Green
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Having Fun with Reading This Summer, Part 2

In my last post, I shared ideas for read-alouds and summer reading lists. In this blog, I’ll focus on books that talk about friends and family. Kids’ friendships…

Apr 2, 2015  |  By Megan Green
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Literacy is more than reading and writing

Our friend Barb Lito sent us the following after her group received a day of Professional Development for AfterSchool KidzLit. She sent this to the staff that attended…

Jun 5, 2013  |  By Megan Green
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