April 2017

Learning to Respond to Uncertainty

"So rather than focus on the uncertainty itself, shouldn’t we be focusing on how to effectively teach kids how to approach uncertainty, manage it, and even turn it into opportunity?" Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld talks about teachers and students as changemakers.

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Lisa Brosnan

"Becoming an Inspired Teacher has shaped the way I see children and how much they are capable of doing. Their thoughts are valid and meaningful and can contribute powerfully to the classroom." Read more from Lisa Brosnan, a 2014 Inspired Teaching Fellow and kindergarten teacher in DC Public Schools.

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Real World History Students win First Prizes at DC National History Day

Several Real World History students competed this April at DC's National History Day: Diamond Taylor, Esmeralda Gutierrez, and Jourdan Hilton each presented an individual exhibit display on Edward R. Murrow; while Mecca Hussein, Rudeimi Basora, and Kendall Parks worked together on a performance about the 1963 March on Washington. Four students -- Diamond and the performance team -- won first place in their respective categories.

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Inspired Teaching on CGTN America

In an interview with CGTN America, Inspired Teaching’s Director of Teaching and Learning Jessica Hiltabidel discusses how the United States education community can learn from cross-cultural approaches to teaching and assessment. Hiltabidel says teachers should make “assessments as engaging as the instruction.”

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