October 2016

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Milton (Mickey) Bryant

"Inspired Teaching is focused on the whole child. That connected with me because as a kid, I needed someone to connect with me on a social-emotional level. Other kids need that as well. That’s really the foundation for all success in the classroom: really building strong relationships with the kids, making them feel welcomed and respected." Read more from Mr. Milton (Mickey) Bryant, a 2011 Inspired Teaching Fellow and a teacher and instructional coach at Ketcham Elementary School.

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Leading Courageous Conversations

Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld reflects on the importance of leading courageous conversations with students, especially in light of the issues occupying our national discourse. She recounts her experience sitting in on the classroom of Inspired Teacher Michael Taylor as he moderated a powerful discussion in his high school social studies class.

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An urban school serving needy kids posted big test gains. How did they do it?

2011 Inspired Teaching Fellow Milton Bryant was featured in a piece published in the Washington Post about the successes of Ketcham Elementary School. The school, where 100% of students qualify for free and reduced-price meals, recently posted major gains on standardized tests aligned with the Common Core.

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Partner Feature – National Museum of American History

Inspired Teaching is proud to collaborate with the National Museum of American History, an internship site for our Real World History program. The goal of the museum is to help people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future.

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Unpacking Privilege with Teachers Entering the Profession

When was the last time someone asked you how you are privileged? Teaching and Learning Intern Tess Gann describes one of the ways that the Inspired Teacher Certification Program guides teachers entering the profession to address issues of equity in education.

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