Caring School Community Posts

Paul Houston's picture
9 weeks 5 days ago
We were all rocked by the recent tragic events in the Orlando nightclub massacre. Even though this kind of event has become too commonplace in our society, the shock was still there. Then the usual political arguments broke out. Some saw it as a reason to tighten our...
Susan Hult's picture
15 weeks 3 days ago
from Susan Hult
If you are going to be at the International Literacy Association Conference in Boston this weekend, please join us to for a workshop to investigate teaching reading, writing, and social and emotional learning (SEL). This workshop will focus on the important...
Paul Houston's picture
22 weeks 5 days ago
I have always thought that many of the great failures education are created by a lack of context. We tend to act in a piecemeal fashion and hope that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts without really understanding how the parts fit together or what holds...
Kristy Rauch's picture
26 weeks 5 days ago
(With the release of the Being a Reader program from the CCC Collaborative Literacy suite, we are revisiting this blog series.) At first glance, the concepts of rigor and accessibility might seem to be at odds with one another, if not mutually exclusive. How can... (3)
Peter Brunn's picture
27 weeks 4 days ago
For the past two decades I have been traveling around the country bringing the core mission, values, and programs of our organization—what was Developmental Studies Center and is now Center for the Collaborative Classroom—to schools. In that time, my...
Kristy Rauch's picture
30 weeks 3 days ago
If you’re like me, there’s a feeling you get when you walk into a school that’s committed to helping students flourish not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. The feeling brings me back to my own days as a student, when I saw my...
Jennie McDonald's picture
39 weeks 5 days ago
Once children see themselves represented in books, their existence is validated, and they feel that they are part of the world. Eric Velasquez  (award winning author and/or illustrator of many children's books including Grandma's Records...
Wendy Seger's picture
50 weeks 3 days ago
Children are constantly learning language, learning through language, learning about language. M. A. K. Halliday Children learn to create meaning and comprehend events from their social interactions with others. Rich and varied language experiences provide a...
Stacey Abeyta's picture
1 year 1 week ago
When you think of Napa Valley, what do you see in your mind’s eye? If you know of Napa, you are most likely thinking about the fine wines, luxurious resorts, and five-star restaurants. What you may not be thinking about are the people behind the scenes here...
Kelli Cedo's picture
1 year 1 week ago
from Kelli Cedo
When someone says pre-service week, how do you feel? Excited? Overwhelmed? Nervous? I felt all these emotions starting out this year’s pre-service week. I was excited to have the entire staff back in the building to get the year started. But I was a bit...