Black Lives Matter – A Message from The Educators’ Cooperative

The courage demonstrated by our Black brothers and sisters bringing their grief and trauma to bear for justice and for a more equitable society is a violent burden that they have borne alone for far too long. The Educators' Cooperative remains committed to supporting the Black community and our teachers in the fight for equality and …

Teacher Tag Team!

Cohort 3 member Natalie Elliot recently ‘’sat down” virtually with two Edco teachers, Chris Martin and Kevin Hritz. Chris teaches 5th grade Literacy at Meigs Magnet and Kevin teaches 8th grade math and algebra at Valor Collegiate Academy. This dynamic duo reminds us of the passion and magic found in all members of the cooperative …

Teachers Are Amazing

By Greg O'Loughlin, High School Teacher and Director of The Educators' CooperativeNever before has the entire education system shut down statewide on short notice. Shorter still was evidence of a plan in place to meet the needs of students, families, and teachers separated by essential distance. In the hours after Nashville understood that we were all …

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 …