Educators’ Neighborhood is a place for educators to learn from and with each other inspired by the life and work of Fred Rogers. We study episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, read from the Fred Rogers Center archive, and generate new ideas together connected 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, parents, grandparents, and neighbors.
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
Our Educators’ Neighborhood community continues to grow as we learn together. There are many ways to be involved, including signing up for our newsletter and/or attending our Community Sharing Events. If you’re looking for deeper involvement and want to join a learning community focused on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood episode connections, archival study, and discussions with other practitioners, please click on a button below to fill out an interest form. You will then be notified about our 2021-22 offerings (as they become available), including how to apply.
“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.