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— Karen Dresden, Head of School at Capital City Public Charter School
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How can schools promote social justice & student action? Learn more from our ED @janeehrenfeld via @washingtonpost https://t.co/7aZ7y5UPpg

February 2016

From Real World History to the Real World

"Everyone’s voice mattered. This facilitation not only allowed me to share some of my thoughts, but also allowed me to learn from my peers. My mind was filled with new insights and information. This was the kind of mind I would need to succeed in college." Read more from Zawadi Carroll, a Real World History student in 2014-15, who returned to the course this January to lead an interschool seminar for current Real World History students.

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Euronews features Inspired Teaching in video news piece

Inspired Teaching was featured on Euronews' Learning World, an international news program dedicated to covering education innovation across the globe.

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Partner Feature – President Lincoln’s Cottage

"Working with students from Real World History provides us incomparable insight into how we can best relate the history of what happened here with similar issues faced by today’s youth.” Learn more about President Lincoln's Cottage, an internship partner site for Inspired Teaching's Real World History program.

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Reframing the purpose of school

"The Inspired Teacher who focuses on the 4 I’s - Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity - does not fill students with information, but challenges students to wonder, experiment, and learn. The 4 I’s are deeply intertwined, and they mutually reinforce one another. You can see how they work together in the classrooms of Inspired Teachers across the city." Read more from Inspired Teaching's Aleta Margolis.

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Interviewing Ms. Mitchell about the Great Migration

"For this reason, conducting an interview of Ms. Mitchell’s life experiences was incredibly valuable as it put a face to the Great Migration and helped me to understand and appreciate this event on a deeper, more personal level." Read more from Real World History student Allison as she shares what it was like interviewing a senior Washingtonian about her past.

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Inspired Teaching hosts Brown University Women’s Leadership Council education panel and discussion

The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School welcomed distinguished guests for an event hosted by Aleta Margolis on behalf of Brown University’s Women’s Leadership Council. The District of Columbia’s Deputy Mayor for Education, Jennifer Niles, gave a keynote presentation, followed by a response panel with five Brown University alumnae with different roles in the field of education.

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The Lead Teacher Effect: Reaching Beyond Their Own Classrooms

Inspired Teaching lead teachers play an integral role in preparing Inspired Teaching Fellows to become changemakers. These leads influence not only their own students, but also the students their Fellows go on to teach. Inspired Teaching explores how that impact can be represented and measured.

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Exploration and energy in Inspired science classrooms

Inspired Teaching's David Yarmchuk describes a visit to an Inspired science classroom where student exploration, experimentation, and discovery were central to the learning process.

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Jon Berg

"Inspired Teachers are advocates for their students. They realize that every student is a unique individual with his or her own needs, ideas, passions, and preferences." Read more from Mr. Jon Berg, a teacher at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School and a 2012 Inspired Teaching Fellow.

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Adam Evans

"My students now are thinking about history. They’re writing about history. They’re analyzing and applying content as opposed to only memorizing it." Read more from Mr. Adam Evans, a social studies teacher at Ballou High School and an Inspired Teacher Leader.

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