Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Laura Rogers

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

“Of all the teachers in our school, I like Miss Bonkers best. Our teachers are all different, But she’s different-er than the rest.” My introduction to Dr. Seuss’ final work, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, came as I was moving to a new position and putting closure to my time as a teacher in an Essential school. From its nontraditional subject

Horace: Laura Rogers Published: March 10, 2003 By: Laura Rogers Topics:

Learning by Teaching: The New Teachers Collaborative

A belief in “learning by doing” lies at the heart of the New Teachers Collaborative (NTC), a small teacher-preparation program at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, and its partner, the Theodore R. Sizer Teachers Center, in Devens, Massachusetts. Now in its sixth year, NTC is designed to bring to adult learners the 10 Common Principles that we, as