November 2013

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Changing education from the inside

2013 Inspired Teaching Fellow Anna Greenstone discusses her decision to become a teacher and her work to change education from the inside.

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Help us reach 1,000!

Help Inspired Teaching reach our goal of 1,000 supporters this holiday season. Give now to increase the number of Inspired Teachers in Washington, DC and beyond.

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Inspired Teaching testifies in support of adopting Next Generation Science Standards

Inspired Teaching's Jessica Hiltabidel testified before the DC State Board of Education in support of adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Burtsfield Elementary School, West Lafayette, Indiana

Today, guest blogger Dr. Ted Brown - a fifth grader in 1963 - remembers the impact of President Kennedy's assassination.

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“I teach because . . .”

Jade Harriell, a 2011 Inspired Teaching Institute alum and teacher in New York City, shares her journey as an educator.

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What does liberty look like?

Inspired Teaching's Miranda Brown describes her experiences at a recent workshop co-taught by Inspired Teaching and the National Portrait Gallery.

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“What’s in a name?” Part I

In this blog, Cosby Hunt - Inspired Teaching's Manager of Teaching and Learning - explores his family history by tracing the roots of his son's full name.

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Learning about my students and building relationships

2013 Inspired Teaching Fellow Samantha Clark writes about the importance of building classroom community.

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Everything in Moderation

Jenna Fournel, Inspired Teaching's Director of Teaching and Learning reflects on last week's election and what the parties' campaigning taught her son about government and democracy.

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Social Studies, Portraiture, and Inquiry in Your Classroom

On November 19, Inspired Teaching and National Portrait Gallery educators led a special workshop for teachers interested in integrating inquiry into their classrooms.

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