Unpacking a Standard

This month's update from the CoOp Corner is chock-full of ideas you can use in your next team planning meeting or on your own reflecting on how to dig more deeply into the standards.

Lunch and Learn

This month's update from the CoOp Corner features a reflection from Claire Delcourt, an Instructional Coach at LEAD Brick Church Middle. She shares how she uses her time in the cafeteria to focus on practicing (and then reflecting and improving in) what she preaches. A favorite part of my school day this year has been …

Microaggressions: How to Spot ‘Em, How to Stop ‘Em

Creating the space for your students to take risks and make mistakes is some of the hardest work teachers do. When 6th Grade English teacher Katie Reen set out to make that space for her students in the realm of microaggressions in texts they were reading together, they practices and discovered much more than they …

Defeat A Deficit Mindset With One Word: Yes

By Colleen Cummings Colleen Cummings shares her experience searching for the right balance between the motivation of "Yes!" and the deficit mindset of "Yes, but..." in the CoOp Corner.  Colleen is a founding teacher at Explore! Community School in East Nashville and a member of The Educators' Cooperative Leadership Committee. I started teaching for the …

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 …

Teaching Math the ‘Write’ Way

Joel Bezaire has been leading and innovating from the classroom for many years, and his work as a 7th Grade Math teacher is both inspirational and well worth exploring. A 2016 national finalist for the Rosenthal Prize for Inspiration and Innovation in Math Teaching, Joel leads district and faculty wide professional development and inservice seminars in …