Educators’ Neighborhood is a community of educators who learn together inspired from the life and work of Fred Rogers. We study episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, read from the Fred Rogers Center archive, and connect ideas to our daily practice with young children.
We define “educator” broadly to include all helpers who work in the service of children’s learning and care (formal and informal educators, care providers, therapists, librarians, museum docents, tutors, coaches, and others).
We’d love to have you join our Educators’ Neighborhood. For 2021-22, we will have an all-educators cohort of educators from various contexts and a special-focus educational leaders cohort.
Educators’ Neighborhood will host a series of sharing sessions during the 2020-21 school year. Each session will focus on a different topic. We’ll watch episode clips from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and hear from educators who are part of our Educators’ Neighborhood learning community. All sessions are free and open to the public. They will be held via zoom webinar, 6:00-7:30pm Eastern Time. Registration for each session is required.
Learning with Everyday Materials
1 October 2020
The Importance of Slowing Down
1 December 2020
Music and Sounds
4 February 2021
More Than Just One Thing
18 March 2021
July 20-21, 2021
Save the date for our inaugural Fred Rogers Center Educators’ Symposium where we will gather (online) to learn from the life and work of Fred Rogers and find ways to apply our learning into our practices with children, families, and educators.
This two-day learning experience, anchored in archival and community resources of the Fred Rogers Center, will be full of collaboration, stories, inspiration, and joy.
Full agenda and registration options coming soon.
“Fred Rogers’ Methodology of Beingness.” April 2021
“What Do You Notice?” January 2021
“On the Importance of Slowing Down” December 2020
“The Power of ‘I don’t know'” October 2020
“Remote Learning Lessons from Mister Rogers. ” August 2020
Educators’ Neighborhood interviews were conducted and transcribed by Melissa A. Butler.