October 2012

A Delicious Example of Parent Involvement

Meaghan Mountford's daughter attends the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School and she found a "delicious" way to volunteer at the school's recent Fall Fest.

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A System for Remembering, Relating, and Reflecting

I think it will be really cool to look back in a few years as a more experienced teacher and see what’s changed since I was an Inspired Teaching Fellow.

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Dipping My Toes into Lesson Planning

I now more fully understand how difficult it is to plan and implement lesson plans in a timely manner. It is a lot of work to think weeks in advance, and I feel like I am learning so much from my second grade team about how to be proactive and organized.

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The Power of Questions

The Common Core State Standards challenge teachers–and those of us that train teachers–to focus on deeper learning and teaching for understanding. The standards are more than a different set of learning objectives–they offer a new (and improved) way of thinking about math education.

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Reflections on Authentic Assessments

Authentic assessments are far superior to tests for measuring what students actually know.

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Inspired Teaching Partners with CAST

Center for Inspired Teaching has teamed up with Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST).

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The Payoffs to Building Classroom Community

By investing heavily in community building and behavior management on the front end of the year, more time is left for instruction after the initial several weeks. The changes have been truly remarkable.

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Inspired Teaching Featured at Pitch Salon

Pitch Salon, an invitation-only event, convenes social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators, and philanthropists to scale great ideas.

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The Education Reform Conversation We’re Not Having

On Tuesday night, we attended a presidential debate event hosted by Young Education Professionals of DC. Moderated by Andy Rotherham, this event asked panelists Charles Barone and Mike Petrilli to discuss President Obama’s and Governor Romney’s records on education and predict the effects the election outcome would have on the education sector.

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Monthly Inspirer Explores Latest (and We Think Great!) Ed Trend

We've been talking a lot about the importance of "non-cognitive skills". If you're not, then you need to read the October issue of the Monthly Inspirer.

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