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The work that Center for Inspired Teaching does is so important. I have seen the educators in action and felt the positive energy they bring to their classrooms. To raise the bar on quality, we need engaged, highly educated teachers who, like those selected for Inspired Teaching’s program, want to make a difference in a child’s life.

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May 2015

Inspired Teaching Q & A with Robert Gehorsam

What's the science behind playful learning? Inspired Teaching explored this topic with leaders in the field, including Robert Gehorsam, Executive Director of the Institute of Play.

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Inspired Teaching Demonstration School students perform at Children’s Shakespeare Festival

On May 20, students from the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School performed scenes from Romeo & Juliet at the 35th annual Emily Jordan Folger Children's Shakespeare Festival.

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Breaking through barriers to Learning Through Play

Inspired Teaching's Aleta Margolis writes about what can be done to ensure that Learning through Play is a part of every student's education.

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Inspired Teaching Q&A with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

What's the science behind playful learning? Inspired Teaching explored this topic with leading researchers in this field. Our first conversation was with Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University.

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Inspired Teaching’s FAB hosts screening and discussion of Good Morning, Mission Hill

On May 6, Inspired Teaching's Fellows Advisory Board and Inspired Teaching mentor Emily Gasoi co-hosted a screening and discussion of the film Good Morning, Mission Hill: The Power to Teach, The Power to Learn.

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Led by BLISS Teacher Leaders, social studies teachers citywide discuss how to bring current issues into classrooms

On May 1, at DCPS' district-wide Professional Development Day, BLISS Teacher Leaders asked a question on the minds of many teachers after the recent events in Baltimore: how do we connect issues impacting our students’ lives outside the classroom to our work inside the classroom?

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Inspired Teaching’s Jessica Hiltabidel talks STEAM on CCTV America

On May 1, Inspired Teaching's Jessica Hiltabidel spoke on "Head of the Class" on CCTV America about the value of integrating the arts and building student creativity across academic disciplines.

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Real World History students compete at National History Day, win group documentary

On April 30, Real World History students competed in DC's 2015 National History Day, with two students winning the group documentary competition.

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Playing with Brilliance

Third grade teacher and 2013 Inspired Teaching Fellow Zia Hassan writes about being featured with his class in a LEGO Foundation video and how his students have led the brainstorming process for incorporating play into their classroom.

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What I Learned from Playground Tag

Inspired Teaching intern Kien Nguyen writes about his own school experience in Vietnam and how much he learned from his classmates on the playground.

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