Two weeks before school begins and the rooms really could not be emptier. The school is a shell. It’s heart, the children, have fluttered off, to beat, beat elsewhere and without them the structure and grounds only hint at what they will become once the school year begins again. The lights have been mostly off [...]read more
Growing Together: For more than 60 years, The Cooperative School has stood by its original mission—to build a nurturing educational community. At our school, generations of children, parents, and teachers have taken their first steps in learning together.
Breathe out, Breathe in. Getting the school ready for children.
Planned Serendipity, A Discussion About “Child-led Curriculum”
Humans have been using story to enliven their play for a very, very long time so this is nothing new.
This is what “planned serendipity” is – we imagine and re-imagine possible story lines and collect materials that enrich them and enjoy the play that unfolds.
Feature Story @Natural Start Alliance (From Us!)
An environment is co-created and sustained by everyone who will interact with it during every season—from falling leaves, to caterpillars and hatching eggs, to buzzing mosquitoes, and then on through the mud and snow.read more
- 7/27/14 - Sharing Play Histories Begins the Conversation for a New Day of Play
- 7/22/14 - Confessions of a Playground Bench Sitter
- 7/14/14 - The Play Arc of Fort Rad and the Nature Den
- 7/4/14 - Guest Post at Learning for Life “Embracing the Nothingness”
- 6/29/14 - Co-oping is not the same as volunteering