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We are very excited to partner with Inspired Teaching because, like Trinity Washington University, they have a strong commitment to DC and are dedicated to pedagogical approaches that have proven effective in helping children succeed.

— Dr. Janet Stocks, Dean of Trinity’s School of Education
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Our Mission and Model

2017 DC ChangemakerEd Summit

On Saturday November 4th, Inspired Teaching partnered with Ashoka and the D.C. Change Leaders Collaborative to bring together change leaders across D.C. to collaborate and envision how to empower every student in the city to be a changemaker.

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The State of Education: Inspired Teaching’s Remarks at the American News Women’s Club

"When teachers challenge students to figure out information for themselves (whether solving math problems or discerning real news from fake), students become actively engaged in school, their natural curiosity and sense of wonder are sparked, and they are set up for success, not only in school but in their communities and careers." Read more from Founder and President Aleta Margolis' remarks at the American News Women's Club.

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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. 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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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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Creating Beauty: K12 Changemaker Education Forum

Inspired Teaching is featured in this piece describing the innovations and work presented at the K-12 Changemaker Education Forum, part of the 2016 Ashoka U Exchange in Miami, Florida. David Castro, Founder and President of i-LEAD, published this piece on Medium.

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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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Growing & Thriving in a Changing DC

Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld talks about Inspired Teaching's unwavering commitment to the students and teachers of Washington, DC; our plans to serve the surrounding region; and our intent to ensure engagement-based education is the norm for every child.

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An Appreciation of Oran Sandel

"Oran’s influence and his voice not only fueled the creative process among the teachers he taught, it also enabled teachers to see the creative genius in their students." Founder and President Aleta Margolis writes an appreciation of Oran Sandel, a luminary who brought his joyful creativity and theater expertise to Inspired Teaching’s foundational years.

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A Supportive Community of Educators

Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld describes what it means to be part of the Inspired Family: "It wasn’t until I found my way to Center for Inspired Teaching that I realized how lucky I was to have moved here. If I had ended up living and working anywhere else in the country, I may not have joined a strong, supportive network of teachers who, like me, were dedicated to improving outcomes for children through a joyful and rigorous school experience."

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