Resources for our adult learners

TCS Master Class

TCS Master Class offers events for the adult learners in our community and beyond. With workshops, book clubs, and a three-day master class for independent school leaders of color and women, there are several opportunities for parents and educators to learn bravely and show up as their authentic selves.

Summer Institute in Inclusive Leadership

Now in its third year, the Summer Institute in Inclusive Leadership at The Children’s School in Atlanta offers training for women and people of color aspiring to become leaders in independent schools.

What

  • Get practical advice and coaching from heads of school, senior administrators, and search consultants
  • Hear presentations from corporate and educational leaders on leadership development
  • Take inventory of personal leadership styles with research-based strategies

When
June 17 – 20, 2018

Where
The Children’s School, Atlanta, GA

Who
For women and people of color aspiring to leadership in independent schools.

Cost
Before March 15: $450*
After March 15: $525*

*Price includes dinner on June 17 and lunch and breakfast on June 18-20.

Registration
Click here to register and get more information about The Children’s School, places to stay in Atlanta, and more.

Limited spots are available, so register today!

Questions?
Contact Peatra Osborne, peatrao@tcsatl.org or 404-873-6985

Parenting Series

TCS Speaker Series

TCS is launching a speaker series to help parents tackle tough parenting topics.

The first speaker in the series will be Educator and Diversity Consultant Rosetta Lee on Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the TCS Gym. Rosetta will address how to talk to your kids about current events.

Young people bear witness to challenging or traumatic events in current events, media, and our local communities. Their thoughts, feelings, and reactions enter school spaces whether we introduce conversations or not. We, adults, have a natural instinct to protect our children from harsh realities and yet prepare them to navigate this complex world – is it possible to do both?

What are ways to talk about identity, difference, and justice in age-appropriate ways? How do you reinforce school values without shutting down perspectives? How do you facilitate authentic and respectful dialogue across difference?

Engage in these questions and more through this interactive session.

All families are invited and encouraged to bring friends, family, and neighbors who are interested in learning more about this topic.

Click here to RSVP.

About Rosetta Lee
Rosetta is an experienced educator and diversity consultant whose passion and expertise ranges from science and ethics for middle school students, gender equity in STEM education, cross-cultural communication, gender bias, relational aggression, identity development, anti-bullying, brain and learning, and more. She is driven toward empowering youth to make a better future for themselves and their communities, and at the same time working with adults to help create inclusive communities that will help empower youth of all races, ethnic origins, genders, abilities, sexual orientations, and other identities.

Book Club

“Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents” is for parents who are doing their best to raise kind and socially responsible kids in today’s modern world. The book club is open to both TCS parents and parents throughout Atlanta.

Click here to see the current book selection and to RSVP for the  Perfectly Imperfect book club.

Discussion Group

“Parenting Bravely: Equipping TCS Families to Raise Caring Children” is an opportunity for TCS parents to come together to discuss issues and topics relevant to parents raising elementary and middle school-aged children.

A perfect complement to Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents, “Parenting Bravely” discussions will center around current articles, books, Ted Talks, and hot topics and will offer parents an opportunity to learn from TCS’s counselor, faculty, and staff as well as other parents to facilitate a network of support as we parent children in our modern society. Parenting Bravely will meet monthly on campus and is open to all TCS parents.

Educator Series

My Authentic Self: The Intersection of Race and Gender in Middle School

Join The Children’s School for our inaugural diversity, equity, and inclusion conference, My Authentic Self, on Sat., Nov. 3, 2018. Participants will explore the intersection of race and gender in middle school.

About the Conference
Gaining the perspectives of others is beneficial to move forward with solutions within our schools and in the lives of our students, who are now a part of a diverse and global society. We will use this conference to deepen the dialog on these complex issues, to involve a broader community in problem-solving, and to share best practices.

The event will take place at The Children’s School, 345 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. The morning will begin with breakfast and a special keynote speaker. The remainder of the morning will be dedicated to workshops broken down by constituency, each individually facilitated. After lunch, there will be a student presentation. The afternoon workshop will focus on the individual school pods, culminating with a discussion on next steps. The day will end with a reception.

Who is Invited
Special invitations were sent to Atlanta-area independent schools asking each school to send two members from each of the following constituent groups. 

  • Administrators
  • Diversity & Inclusion Directors
  • Faculty
  • Parents
  • Students in grades 6 – 8 (may bring up to three)
  • Trustees

About The Children’s School
The Children’s School is a highly engaged, compassionate, courageous community of learners made up of students, teachers, administrators and parents who show up as their authentic selves.

Book Club

The Inclusive Leader Book Club is for current and aspiring school leaders of color and their allies and advocates.

Click here to see the current selection and to RSVP for The Inclusive Leader book club.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 21 – The Inclusive Leader Book Club, 2:00 p.m. at The Children’s School

Jan. 30 – Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents, 6:30 p.m. at Suzuki School

Feb. 9 – Parenting Bravely: Equipping TCS Families to Raise Caring Children, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Teacher Center

Feb. 11 – The Inclusive Leader Book Club, 2:00 p.m. at The Children’s School

Feb. 28 – Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents, 6:00 p.m. at Atlanta Public Library

March 16 – Parenting Bravely: Equipping TCS Families to Raise Caring Children, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Teacher Center

March 30 – Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents, 12:00 p.m. at TBA

April 20 – Parenting Bravely: Equipping TCS Families to Raise Caring Children, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Teacher Center

April 25 – Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents, 6:00 p.m. at TBA

May 6 – The Inclusive Leader Book Club, 2:00 p.m. at The Children’s School

May 18Perfectly Imperfect: A Book Club for Modern Parents, 12:00 p.m. at TBA

June 17 – 20 -Summer Institute for Inclusive Leadership 

Nov. 3 – My Authentic Self: The Intersection of Race and Gender in Middle School