4Rs

July 8, 2015
March 5, 2015

As Education Week recently reported, a new study by  the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, "The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning," found that high-quality, research-validated social and emotional learning programs bring a return of...

December 11, 2013

Educators at the Dunbar Learning Complex in Atlanta have built our 4Rs Program into their remarkable center.  For a closer look, take their virtual tour or read about their approach.

May 29, 2013

Friday mornings don’t look the way they used to at Brooklyn’s PS 130.  That’s the time when every teacher in the school is teaching The 4Rs (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution). Throughout the school, on every grade, every child is reading a book or discussing it, or doing an activity that helps...

March 13, 2013

A Message from the Executive Director

I PLAY THE RECORDER, and I’m part of an amateur ensemble. Rachel is our teacher and coach. From time to time, if we lapse into a moment of sloppy or careless playing, she’ll look around at us, a twinkle in her eye, and ask, “Is that how you want to be...

December 14, 2012

Morningside Center is lucky to be a partner in a fascinating project with the Dunbar Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia, supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  

September 26, 2012

Several years ago, Morningside Center decided to try out an innovative teacher coaching model called “My Teaching Partner", developed by researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA). When our staff developer Cora Miles asked for teachers who wanted to participate in the project, a third-grade...

September 19, 2012

A KINDERGARTEN STUDENT in Warren, Ohio, whom we’ll call Mia, was both a leader and a bully in her class. “The other girls would emulate her,” says Morningside Center staff developer Bruce Gill. “If she had a certain color of fingernail polish on, the rest of the girls would get the same color.” But...