Caring School Community Posts

1 week 1 day 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)
2 weeks 1 day 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 3 days 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...
6 weeks 1 day ago
The Collaborative Classroom has Four Core Principles: The social and academic curriculum carry equal weight and are interdependent. Fostering caring relationships and building inclusive and safe environments are foundational practices for both the student and adult learning community. Classroom learning experiences should be built around...
8 weeks 3 days ago
Recently I was lucky enough to revisit New Zealand. I had visited there a number of years ago and was struck by its beauty, the warmth of its people, and the quality of its schools. Since my last visit New Zealand has gained more fame through the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Hobbit series, both of which were filmed there. It has stood in...
10 weeks 3 days ago
Children’s books are the cornerstone of many of DSC’s programs; in a way, the authors are our behind-the-scenes collaborators. We want teachers, administrators, students, and parents to be able to learn more about these wonderful authors and illustrators. We are happy to present the second in our new series of interviews, a...
11 weeks 1 day ago
from Kelli Cedo
I have been reflecting on and pondering this question over the past month: “How can administrators and staff keep a pulse on morale?” I remembered reading an article in Principal magazine about two years ago and pulled it out for a re-read. The article did not focus explicitly on morale per se, but it focused on hope, which I...
14 weeks 7 hours ago
I don’t know about you, but I am finding this December to be such a whirlwind. There are the expected classroom celebrations, holiday concerts, neighborhood caroling, and toffee making. But what I wasn’t expecting this December were the vigils and remembrances. Reflecting on the recent senseless deaths of young black men and the two-...
17 weeks 1 day ago
It’s time to reflect on all that we are thankful for: colleagues and careers, family and friends, successes and lessons learned. We are very grateful for our community of supporters who work tirelessly in their classrooms, schools, and districts to honor teacher practice and support the whole child—heart and mind. Hearing stories from...
22 weeks 3 days ago
We believe in the impact of facilitation on teacher learning and development. We believe in providing high-quality experiences for teachers to transform their practice by engaging in facilitated learning activities that are focused on the best practices in teaching and learning.Our colleague, Dr. Kelley Novak, shared her reflections on a learning...