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Inspirations and Insights from the CATDC Community.


Summer Reading List: Emotional Resilience, Deep Learning, and Culturally Responsive Teaching

LEADERSHIP The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Effective schools have collaborative environments where teachers and staff are free to be innovative. As ...
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Why Restorative Justice Practices and Community Matter More than Ever in the Era of School Shootings

This morning, like every morning when I park in a lot of the middle school where I am an assistant principal, questions flood my head ...
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Hit Pause! And Other Advice to Round Out the School Year

I was talking with my colleague recently about shifting a slightly large school policy, and as we were hashing out the specifics, I started to ...
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Applying CATDC Practices of Learning and Leading to your own School Community

Over the past decade we, Cathy Aragon, Meredith Landis and Sylvia Rodriguez Douglass, have individually learned from many workshops and conferences provided by the CATDC. ...
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Lessons from My First Year of Leadership

This year was my first as an administrative leader. After teaching for many years, I was promoted to interim division head and needed a crash ...
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So What Do White 4th Graders Have to Say About Race?

As it turns out, a lot. Twice a month I get to work with fourth graders at a local school. The district has a stated ...
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