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A Thrilling Summer

"As I traveled between Inspired Teaching’s summer programs, I felt energized by the sights and sounds of engaged, enthusiastic learners working together. From our work with in-service to pre-service teachers to young students, relationships are front and center." Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld reflects on the powerful work of our teachers and programs throughout the summer.

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Philippa Palmer

“I used to think that successful classroom management meant that students were quiet, sitting and working. That does not have to be what learning looks like. This professional development challenged what I consider to be typical, good classroom management to describe an environment where groups of kids can be scattered, autonomous, loud, collaborative, and independent.” Read more from Philippa Palmer, a 2017 Teacher Leader and Montgomery County Public School teacher.

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Sandra Ponce

"Even when it is hard and frustrating, we encourage our students to work with their hands and innovate. Our class mantra is a call and response: I say, 'If it doesn’t work this time, what do we do?' The students answer: 'We try, try, try.'" Read more from 2016 Fellow Sandra.

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Raven Robinson

“Now, the program continues to push my ideals—some have changed, some have been strengthened. We touch on a lot of issues that could be divisive and controversial, so having the space to talk about what we feel and hear from people from different backgrounds lets me learn about my own prejudices and beliefs.” Read more from Inspired Teaching Fellow Raven.

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Partner Feature – President Lincoln’s Cottage

Real World History students participate in a semester long internship at a variety of historic sites in Washington, DC. In addition to serving as a partner for our internships, this year President Lincoln’s Cottage also hosted our Changemakers in Action event.

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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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Inspired Teaching Near and Far

"How can one organization be both deeply place-based and also have far reaching aspirations for its message and vision? This is a question we’ve been grappling with at Inspired Teaching, especially since engaging in a comprehensive strategic planning process last year." Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld describes how we continue to deepen our impact in the DC region while extending our work across the country.

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Jan Schuettpelz

"It is surreal to me that I got Teacher of the Year this year... This is my fourth year in DC. For my first two years, I was at the lowest point of my career. I attribute turning that around to Center for Inspired Teaching. I want to make my classroom the most joyful place. Inspired Teaching helped me do that." Read more from Ms. Jan Schuettpelz, a 2015 Inspired Teacher Leader, science teacher at Alice Deal Middle School, and 2016 DCPS Teacher of the Year.

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Partner Feature – DC Public Schools

Center for Inspired Teaching has been based in Washington, DC, since its founding in 1995, and we have been proud to work with teachers, administrators, and leaders from DC Public Schools for over twenty years. Most recently, Inspired Teaching and DCPS ran a formal partnership to develop Teacher Leaders who could lead their peers across the district in implementing rigorous, inquiry-based, standards-aligned instruction.

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