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MAY DAY of Action for Education! #OccupyEDU

Today all over the country students, educators, parents and community members are taking part in the May Day of Action. There are many ways to support this day of action. One way is to make your voice heard online. Today we will be collecting blog posts and twitter/facebook status message and pictures and posters in … Continue reading

I OCCUPY EDUCATION… (Guest Post By Lonni Gill, Ph. D) #occupyeduM1

Submitted by Lonni Gill, Ph. D for March 1st Day of Action for Education I occupy education every time I walk into a classroom full of interns who can not wait to get into their own classrooms and teach. I occupy education every time I converse, discuss, and have discourse with my interns about how … Continue reading

March 1st Day of Action for Education Transformation Blogger March #occupyeduM1

Today all over the country students, educators, parents and community members are taking part in  Day of Action for Education Transformation. There are many ways to support this day of action. One way is to make your voice heard online. Today we will be collecting blog posts and twitter/facebook status message and pictures and posters … Continue reading

Cooperative Catalyst: Week in Review 1/16th-1/22nd

We had 13 amazing posts this week including 4 great new ones on Sunday. I did not want any of them to get lost in the shuffle. I want to also highlight the work by some student voices, Jabreel, RadFAG and guest poster Adora Svitak. Please comment and join the conversation. Thank you for a … Continue reading

Cooperative Catalyst Week in Review: Sept 17th-25th 2011

  I want to remind our readers and members that all posts and conversations are open and still active, so comment away! This includes  archive posts! I have included 5 archive post below, I chose them to introduce you to some of the early conversations. Enjoy and feel free to share older posts on facebook, … Continue reading

TedxKidsBC Viewing Party

The Cooperative Catalyst is proud to be hosting an official viewing party for TEDxKidsBC on Sept 17th (Check back later for videos on each talk). This event showcases kid’s voices and their amazing work.  Big kids Goran Kima and David Wees (both CoopCats authors), have worked hard to help make this happen! Grab some Popcorn … Continue reading

Cooperative Catalyst Week in Review: August 15th-21st 2011

This week we continued our recent growth at the Cooperative Catalyst adding a number of new authors with many more on the way. We are continuing to diversify as a community, but we still looking for more student voices and voices from different places in the world and in life. We had 13 new posts … Continue reading

Cooperative Catalyst Week in Review: August 8th-14th 2011

The last couple of weeks the Cooperative Catalyst has experienced a growth spurt in the tune of 10+ new members, some blogged this week, and some will blog in the coming weeks. Lets welcome, Tomaz, Paul, Sara, Zuleika, Shawn, Ammerah, Kristan, Ba, Ian, and Alan along with guest bloggers like Pat, April and Jason! We also … Continue reading

Lessons from History for Educators (Guest Post by April Jaure of the Bartleby Project)

I like learning about history. I think it’s just fascinating. I also like to imagine. And these days my imagination keeps taking me to two different eras in history: one, quite some time ago, and the other, to the era of my grandparents. The first period in history that my mind keeps pondering begins in … Continue reading

Fostering Ethics Requires Practice & Mindfulness for All Ages (Guest Post: Jennifer Sertl)

David Giambusso wrote a terrific article regarding the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to New Jersey where there was a focus on the value of ethics in education. “Education without ethics can be just as bad as ignorance.” I am thankful the Dalai Lama’s visit brings the concept of “how do we teach ethics?” to the … Continue reading

First Year Reflections

Just over a year ago the Coöp got its start when Aaron, Adam, Chad, and Paula started a collaborative blog to write together weekly about issues and opportunities for change in public education. This coming week, the founders will share their memories of how the Coöp began, as well as their hopes for where our … Continue reading

Request for Proposals: Partnerships for Educational Change

WOW! In the last year, the Co-op has grown from four authors to over 50 today. We have thousands of posts, comments, and visits. We have successfully launched several activist blogging initiatives, and become a recognized site for rigorous thinking and discussion. Thank you all–both our writers and our readers! The growth has been phenomenal and we look to … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – An open invitation

This #blog4nwp guest post comes from Peter Shaheen. The Department of Education argues that school reform ought to be driven by research. I suppose the experts there are concerned about replicable results that can improve instruction. In fact, research based reform is admirable. However, research driven reform alone is not enough. My purpose here is … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – The fire inside

Tracey Flores contributes this #blog4nwp guest post. Six years ago, during my first year of teaching, I was introduced to the National Writing Project. It happened while I was at the National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) Conference in Phoenix. During the conference, I attended a workshop put on by a writing project from the … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Even silence speaks volumes

This #blog4nwp guest post comes from Peter Shaheen. Sometimes the messenger is more important than the message. We tend to identify with people who represent our point of view. We root for sports figures and against them based on personal and sometimes ambiguous feelings. Yesterday during the Masters, I openly rooted for Tiger as he … Continue reading

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