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).
July 20-21, 2021
You’re invited to 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.
The application window for our 2021-22 cohort of educators is now closed. Please sign up for the Educators’ Neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events, including the application window for the 2022-23 cohort.
Educators’ Neighborhood hosted a series of sharing sessions during the 2020-21 school year. During each session, we shared various episode clips from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and heard from a panel educators from our Educators’ Neighborhood learning community.
You may access recordings of these sessions HERE
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
Growing Curiosity with Mister Rogers: An Interactive Session
Part of Remake Learning Days
11 May 2021
20 May 2021
“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.