September 2017

Teacher Feature – Ms. Chapman

"The students create and vote on the classroom rules. And I ask them 'how does that make you feel' and I constantly make sure they are given the tools to solve their own problems. I emphasize the importance of confidence, honesty, and integrity." Read more Inspired Teaching Fellow Richelle ('15).

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Odom

"The classroom should sound like students having dialogue around the topic of study and the teacher facilitating and pushing their thinking. It should feel like productive struggle on the part of the student, struggle and success, while the teacher provides feedback in the moment." Read more from Inspired Teacher Leader Patricia Odom ('14) and her experience beginning the school year as an Assistant Principal.

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Back-to-School Changemaking

"Only a week before before sending my own kids back to school, I participated in an Education Teach-In at Politics and Prose Bookstore, which was my opportunity to act as a changemaker, and encourage the enthusiastic audience to become changemakers themselves on behalf of children." Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld reflects on her experience at the Teach-In.

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