Expanding the Circle

The Center for Urban Teaching is committed to supporting teachers and leaders in creating environments grounded in unconditional love, while setting and maintaining high behavioral and academic expectations. A critical lever in establishing powerful practices for classroom success is intentional training and development with others in the field. Expanding the Circle provides an opportunity for teachers from around the city to come together for collaboration, training, perfect practice, and support in gaining the tools necessary to create positive classroom culture and climate, characterized by high academic expectations. Expanding the Circle is divided into four tracks designed to support teachers in their first two to three years in the classroom as they develop from developing teachers to emerging leaders:

    Starting Point:
    Next Steps:
    Building Momentum:
    Take the Lead:
Mission: To identify, prepare and support high-performing urban teachers.