Reimagining ‘Leadership’ In (and From) The Classroom

Jennifer Weinblatt teaches 6th Grade English at Harding Academy in Nashville, TN. She is an active member of The Educators' Cooperative and its Leadership Committee. In this installment of the CoOp Corner, she examines how we value leadership and some of the alternative qualities that are worth nurturing. If this were a face-to-face conversation, I would …

Mindfulness: Quieting Minds, Hearts, and Bodies of Elementary Students (and My Own!)

After a short pause in updates in the CoOp Corner for Winter Break and a return to something like normal schedule, we return to the thoughts and experiences of participating Cooperative teachers with an update from Jennifer Ferguson, an Exceptional Education teacher at Hermitage Elementary School. She shares about her experience bringing Mindfulness into her …

Put on your cape, and rise above it!

Our guest in the CoOp Corner is Tiffani Norman, an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Eakin Elementary School, MNPS. Many schools in Nashville recently paused for a Fall Break, giving teachers, students, and families an opportunity to catch their breath as the routines and schedules of the new school year start to solidify. Tiffani took …

Stepping Into the Null: Teaching Anxiety, Mindfulness, Gratitude, and Loving Kindness

Choices about when, where, and how we address anxiety and mindfulness often say more about our work with our students than we know. First Grade teacher Lizzie Ammerman is our guest in the CoOp Corner and she shares her thoughts and experience diving in head-first to shine a light on a path forward for her …