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In Memory of Kathleen Tolan, The Giving Tree

In Memory of Kathleen Tolan, The Giving Tree

Blog
The Educator Collaborative family grieves with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project family this evening on the sudden and unfathomable loss of Kathleen Tolan, Senior Deputy Director and champion ... Read more
NCTE: The Literacy Super Bowl

NCTE: The Literacy Super Bowl

Book Ambassador
“The NFL’s Super Bowl is a celebration like no other. But for educators, it pales in comparison to the National Council Teachers of English annual event. I like to ... Read more
A Species of Moonshots

A Species of Moonshots

Blog
History is full of moonshots. A title reserved for the innovations that changed mankind. The world-altering actions that ensured life would never be the same- the printing press, anesthesia, the ... Read more
Living, Breathing, and Teaching with Radical Love: What It Means, What You Need, and Where to Start

Living, Breathing, and Teaching with Radical Love: What It Means, What You Need, and Where to Start

Discourse
“Radical love is love amplified. It’s love with a double shot of social justice.” – Dana Stachowiak Share this: ... Read more
Authors, Inspiration and Breaking Book News! #WhyIWrite

Authors, Inspiration and Breaking Book News! #WhyIWrite

Makers and Spaces
Tuesday night was unbelievable! If you missed it, the recording is available both on the event page and on our YouTube channel: YouTube.com/TheEdCollab Authors Peter Reynolds, Kathryn Otoshi, and Lynda ... Read more
Welcome to the Absolute Dread Club #WhyIWrite

Welcome to the Absolute Dread Club #WhyIWrite

Why I Write
“The dread is that the words you do write will not be as good as someone else’s or, worse, will not be as good as you meant them to be.” ... Read more
Why WE Write: A Department That Writes Together #WhyIWrite

Why WE Write: A Department That Writes Together #WhyIWrite

Why I Write
“My hope is to build a true writing community where teachers share their writing, brainstorm ideas, and seek feedback from one another.” – Heather Rocco ... Read more
I Write Because I Have To #WhyIWrite

I Write Because I Have To #WhyIWrite

Why I Write
For many years I was not a writer. I wrote, sure, don’t we all even when we say we don’t? But nothing of substance, nothing that mattered. ... Read more
“Heartprint Books” and Our Next #TheEdCollab chat

“Heartprint Books” and Our Next #TheEdCollab chat

Book Ambassador
Today, more than ever we need to focus on educating hearts, minds and hands. It is our responsibility to create caring and collaborative communities with cultures of empathy. I ... Read more
Vanquish the Time Vampires: Bell Ringers and Do Nows

Vanquish the Time Vampires: Bell Ringers and Do Nows

Your Next Lesson
“Beware! Like all vampires, this one feeds on your life force. Not blood. Time.” – Christopher Lehman Share this: ... Read more
Special #TheEdCollab Chat: Building CommUNITY and Empathy through Books

Special #TheEdCollab Chat: Building CommUNITY and Empathy through Books

#EduJoy
Peter Reynolds, Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Kathryn Otoshi join our Book Ambassador, JoEllen McCarthy, for an on-air and on-twitter #TheEdCollab chat! Share this: ... Read more
Tips for Making Meaningful Change as an Instructional Coach

Tips for Making Meaningful Change as an Instructional Coach

Leading Learners
“…as instructional coaches, before we can begin to raise others to excellence, we need to be grounded at our own core.” – Dr. Dana Stachowiak ... Read more
Tips for Reading Aloud with Middle Schoolers

Tips for Reading Aloud with Middle Schoolers

Your Next Lesson
“adolescents are awesome and also hardly focused on us at all. Ha. So, make lots of time to engage students in thinking…” – Christopher Lehman ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Triangulating Assessment with a Student’s Perspective

Gathering Guest Post: Triangulating Assessment with a Student’s Perspective

Gathering Guest Posts
Our students should never be defined as a number. In order to ensure this, we triangulate our data. We use multiple sources of data to dig deeper and ... Read more