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Dedicated to Teachers


Creating Space That Builds Community

Setting up our classroom furniture might seem haphazard at first, but each decision we make has a significant impact on how our community functions, and thrives.  (continue reading)

Changing Visions for Your Classroom

One of the biggest balancing acts of teaching is finding ways to be flexible in the often inflexible context in which you've found yourself.  (continue reading)

Sara Ahmed, Christine Hertz, and Kristine Mraz on Empathy

In today’s podcast we’ve brought together authors Sarah Ahmed, Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz, to discuss empathy not as something we have, but rather as an ongoing, daily practice that must be prioritized in our minds and actions.  (continue reading)

Now Available: Kids First From Day One Study Guide

In their new book Kids First From Day One, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today’s connected, collaborative world.  (continue reading)

Planning for Growth in Teaching

There is no perfect way to live as a skilled teacher, but there are some strategies that will support you as you evolve- no matter where you are along your teaching journey.  (continue reading)

Kristi Mraz on Being the Change

Sara defines social comprehension as developing “skills and habits to help us comprehend social issues and participate in relevant, transparent conversations.” She points out that this skill is learned, and to me, that means we need to be teaching it from the first day of school in kindergarten.  (continue reading)

How Do We Create a Cohesive and Nurturing Classroom Community?

Right then Kristi decided: it wasn’t projects that would change the world, it was teaching how to be an engaged and responsible member of a community.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Empathy as a Tool for Inclusive Decision Making

This month, we look inward to understand how we ourselves develop empathy, so we can integrate experiences that foster empathy in students, as well as lead us toward more inclusive decision-making in our schools.  (continue reading)

Building Classrooms that Engage Students

From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One walks you through how to put your deepest teaching beliefs into action; from building community and designing your classroom spaces; to matching instruction to students' needs, and engaging students in curriculum.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: The Work of Finding Empathy

This month, we look inward to understand how we ourselves develop empathy, so we can integrate experiences that foster empathy in students, as well as lead us toward more inclusive decision-making in our schools.  (continue reading)

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