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 …

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 …

David & Goliath & 6th Grade

By Sherri Scott This installment of the CoOp Corner feature's Linden Waldorf teacher Sherri Scott. Her perspective, experience, and insight have benefited the work of the teachers in the Cooperative immeasurably. Sherri's post on her summer training offer a powerful reflection on how we prepare our students for all challenges that await. This August marks …

Just curious.

5th Grade Social Studies teacher Connie Fink is starting her year with a new approach to sparking curiosity in her students. She keeps a blog over at http://finkteach.blogspot.com/. Connie believes that blogging is not only a fun way to share and record her experiences teaching and learning, but writing openly about goals, expectations, and experiments with new …