Tag: Educators’ Cooperative

Collaborative Connections with EdCo: Mike Mitchell and Eric Harvey

We’re pulling insights and shared experiences from EdCo Member, Mike Mitchell of Cohort 3.  Mike recently collaborated with Eric Harvey, having students produce, edit, and coauthor a weekly radio show.  Joining EdCo provides direct connection to amazing educators like Mike.  Click here to join Mike and hundreds of other teachers who have already benefited from […]

It’s Not About the Lesson Plans

EdCo Members Ansley Glenn, Luke Johnson, and Nita Smith were recently asked, “What is something you wish non-teachers knew or understood about teaching?”  Their answers speak to the heart of teaching. Summer break.  It always comes up when people talk about teachers.  Teacher salaries, teacher schedules, teacher stress.  All of it is explained away by […]

Collaborative Connections with EdCo: Addison Barrack and Mike Mitchell

We’re pulling insights and shared experiences from EdCo Member, Addison Barrack of Cohort 3.  Addison recently collaborated with Mike Mitchell, finding a way for students to bring funds of knowledge to the classroom and present it with clay work.  Joining EdCo provides direct connection to amazing educators like Addison.  Click here to join Addison and […]

Collaborative Connections with EdCo: Lindsay Roe, Courtney Elko, and Joel Bezaire

We’re pulling insights and shared experiences from EdCo Member, Lindsay Roe of Cohort 3.  Lindsay recently collaborated with Joel Bezaire, finding a way for students to utilize Desmos across the curriculum.  The product of their collaboration quickly spread throughout the school, reaching EdCo Member Courtney Elko in the process.  Joining EdCo provides direct connection to […]

Craft. Create. Critique.

Program Director and EdCo Member, Amy Nystrand recently ‘’sat down” virtually with EdCo teacher Joel Bezaire. Joel is a 7th grade Pre-Algebra teacher at University School of Nashville. Listening to his experience reminds us creativity is all around us. Teachers are artists.  They craft, create, and critique, constantly reimagining the lessons they’ve taught before to […]

What Do We Do?

Written by Greg O’Loughlin, High School Teacher and Founder/Director of The Educators’ Cooperative A year ago, the group of teachers and community leaders that make up the leadership of The Educators’ Cooperative gathered in an attempt to both assess the scale of the crisis we were all facing, and craft an appropriate response. At the […]

Hey, Non-Teachers, I Need You to Know, Teachers are Never “Off the Clock”!

In a recent series of interviews, Amy Nystrand, Program Director of the Educators’ Cooperative asked members, “What is one thing you wish non-teachers knew about teaching and teachers?” and without prompting, the overwhelming answer was that the work is never done.  Physically, emotionally, and intellectually we carry this profession with us everywhere we go, all […]