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 …

Doing The Work

Sometime at the end of last school year my Head of High School suggested that I organize a session for the National Association for Independent School’s People of Color Conference. I balked. As a white woman, it felt like an odd choice. My obvious lack of melanin (not to mention my naiveté as a fifth …

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 …

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 …