20th Anniversary

Being the Change, thanks to Center for Inspired Teaching

"At last month’s Chocolate Inspiration gala, I had the opportunity to share with some attendees how my life has become so much more exciting since becoming a changemaker. I told them, as one example, about the informal mentorship program for new social studies teachers in the District that I started after realizing that many new teachers were leaving due to lack of support from their colleagues." Read more from 2014 BLISS Teacher Leader Jennifer Brown about what it means to her to be a changemaker.

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Jonathan Kozol and Inspired Teachers discuss testing, empathy, and diversity in schools

On April 21, author and activist Jonathan Kozol toured the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School. After visiting several classrooms, Mr. Kozol sat down for an open discussion with the school’s teaching and administrative staff. Read more for excerpts from this conversation.

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Images and remarks from Chocolate Inspiration 2016

On April 21, the Inspired Teaching community came together at the 2016 Chocolate Inspiration gala, celebrating 20 years of Inspired Teaching, honoring author and activist Jonathan Kozol, and sampling inspired chocolate creations from some of the finest DC-area chefs.

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A conversation with Jonathan Kozol, inaugural recipient of the Inspired Teaching Changemaker Award

At the 2016 Chocolate Inspiration gala, Inspired Teaching honored award winning author, educator, and activist Jonathan Kozol as the inaugural recipient of the Inspired Teaching Changemaker Award. A short video was presented in which Mr. Kozol reflected on his career and on the powerful role of the teacher as changemaker.

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Celebrating 20 years at Chocolate Inspiration

In this piece, Inspired Teaching's Aleta Margolis focuses on the upcoming April 21 Chocolate Inspiration gala, which honors author and activist Jonathan Kozol and celebrates 20 years of Inspired Teachers.

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Author and activist Jonathan Kozol to be honored at 2016 Chocolate Inspiration

On Thursday, April 21, at the 2016 Chocolate Inspiration gala, Inspired Teaching will honor award winning author, educator, and activist Jonathan Kozol as the inaugural recipient of the Inspired Teaching Changemaker Award.

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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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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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Four ways I used constraints to develop rich learning experiences

"That’s because rich learning experiences are a result of creativity. The MI Deck provides teachers with seeds to generate their ideas, thereby enabling the creative process in lesson planning." Read more from Inspired Teaching Fellow Zia Hassan about his creation, the MI Deck.

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