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Build relationships first

by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D., Director of Professional Learning and Community Engagement Build relationships first. All the rest can come next. In most elementary schools, students spend almost all of their day with one teacher. Recently, some schools have tried different ways to organize learning time. One idea has been to group students in “specialized” classrooms […]

PBIS is about relationships.

The difference between reinforcement, reward, and outright bribery

-By Tim Grivois-Shah, Director of Professional Learning and Community Engagement Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is an effective way to promote social, emotional, and academic achievement. A key tenet of PBIS is that students can learn positive social emotional skills just as they can learn academic content. understanding how different approaches to acknowledging positive […]

Emily McCrea, Director of Downtown Community School

Holding space for what our children feel

Emily McCrea is the Director of the Downtown Community School and collaborates with CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s work in Trauma Informed Practice.  Recipient of the 2017 Cecilia Avalos Parent Education Award, Emily’s mentors are: Bev Bos, Lori Petro, Robin Grille. Her strongest influences include the works of: Eckhart Tolle, Alfie Kohn, Shefali Tsabary, Daniel […]

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning High School Students in Advisory

Advisory: Being intentional about relationships

Dr. Eve Rifkin, Dean of Students, on how City High School’s advisory program holds space for positive relationships with students. “I believe that the moral education centers upon this conception of the school as a mode of social life, that the best and deepest moral training is precisely that which one gets through having to […]