February 2013

Joyful, Rigorous Instruction: Not a Pipe Dream

As I visited each classroom, I was struck by the palpable feeling of joy, and the clear intellectual, physical, and emotional engagement of all the students and the teachers. And I was struck again—as I am almost every time I’m there—by how rare this is in schools.

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The Tipping Point in Teacher Certification

When we fail to adequately prepare and support our nation’s teachers, we’re ultimately failing our students and the economic strength of our nation. When do we reach the tipping point in wasted time, resources, and money before we do what’s proved to work in increasing the long-term effectiveness of our teaching force and ultimately the learning outcomes of our students?

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How Good Teaching & Learning Sticks With You

Our Instructional Model guides all of our work—whether it’s a Common Core-aligned district partnership, preparing new teachers for the rigors of teaching in an urban school, or helping veteran educators hone their craft.

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Lessons from a “Hero in the Classroom”

An award-winning teacher shares why and how to cultivate empathy.

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Getting Really Radical About Education Reform

Let’s stop training teachers to serve as mere information providers who tell students what to think and instead give them the tools and resources to serve as Instigators of Thought who teach students how to think. That would be a ‘radical’ way to put students first.

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Inspired Teaching School recognized by Education Week

Education Week's "Vander Ark on Innovation" blog recognized the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School in a piece entitled Smart Cities: Strong Charters Will Soon Serve Half of DC Students.

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The IKEA Effect in Education

Good teaching is hard. It takes time. And the learning process is not always pretty. But it's worth it. Because you and your students build it yourselves. And there's no finer table than one made that way.

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Connecting Across Generations

The Prospect Sierra school’s World War II project leverages living history to inspire empathy in students.

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How $5 Empowers More Educators

Center for Inspired Teaching is one of CharitySub’s featured organizations for February’s push to support empowered educators. Learn more about how you can participate in this innovative model of philanthropy.

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