Thanks to clear leadership, innovative planning, and unprecedented support teachers are more excited about the school year than ever.

Written by Greg O’Loughlin, Classroom Teacher and Founder of The Educators’ Cooperative

After a summer of unprecedented devotion of city-wide time, resources, and attention, teachers all over Nashville are expressing more…


EdCo members Anie Hall, 9th grade English teacher at Hendersonville High School, Ansley Glenn, 6th grade Math teacher at Harpeth Hall, and Amy Noon, 2nd grade teacher at Crieve Hall, were all asked, “How do you hope your students describe you?” Their answers come as no surprise. …


This post was originally published on July 12, 2017 by Kyleen Shyer at https://educatorscooperative.com/2017/07/12/summer-is-for-learning/.

Mid-July. As an educator, where does that fall in your “summer calendar?” For educators around Nashville, it’s the month where things tend to begin speeding up again. …


“This was unlike any other PD I’ve ever done!”

“I feel hopeful and more sure of myself than ever before!”

“These connections and workshops are exactly what I needed!”

And that’s just the beginning.

Those thoughts came from Cohort 6’s participants and today we kicked off our second Summer Workshop…


Written by Greg O’Loughlin, high school educator and founder of The Educators’ Cooperative.

Our annual Summer Workshop is the place that nurtures and grows a community of educators in Nashville on behalf of all students. It takes time to build a strong community. It also takes commitment, shared goals, effort…


“Are the hawks mating again?” “I want to put the wood in the firepit.” “Layers, layers, layers!” — LWS students.

Two of our EdCo members, Jen Castle and Sherri Scott are generous enough to share their experiences from Linden Waldorf with our community of educators. Their year has been filled…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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