Policy and Practice

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Going from “good teaching to glorious teaching”

Ms. Aqueelha James, Principal of John Burroughs Elementary School (DCPS), writes about why she invited Inspired Teaching's SCALE program to her campus and why it's essential to have "glorious teaching" in all classrooms.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Inspired Teaching

Aleta Margolis, Inspired Teaching's Founder and Executive Director, reflects on Inspired Teaching's history and shares how our philosophy of teaching and learning has remained constant over 20 years.

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DCPS and Inspired Teacher Leaders introduce Cornerstones at district-wide PD days

At last week’s professional development days for DC Public Schools teachers, Inspired Teacher Leaders in BLISS: Building Literacy in the Social Studies and SCALE: Science Curriculum Advancement through Literacy Enhancement introduced their colleagues to Cornerstone lessons, created by the Teacher Leaders, which will be taught in every DCPS school this year.

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Inspired Teaching and OSSE host STEM Leadership Academy for DC school leaders

On August 5 and 6, school leaders from across Washington, DC joined Center for Inspired Teaching and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for a citywide STEM Leadership Academy for Principals.

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Learning Deeply through Questioning

Aleta Margolis, Inspired Teaching's Executive Director writes about the Inspired Teaching Institutes and how teaching through questions deepens learning for adult and young learners.

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Inspired Teaching & DCPS celebrate Teacher Leaders

On June 10, Inspired Teaching and DC Public Schools came together with a community of teachers and students to celebrate the successes of the BLISS & SCALE Teacher Leaders in spreading inquiry-based, standards-aligned instruction citywide.

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Inspired Teaching Fellows share findings from yearlong inquiry, research projects

On June 2, the 2013 Inspired Teaching Fellows presented findings from their yearlong, teacher inquiry projects. Through these independent research projects, Fellows had the opportunity to ask and answer authentic questions by studying their own teaching practice and their role as changemakers.

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Inspired Teaching Q&A with Dr. David Whitebread

What's the science behind playful learning? Inspired Teaching explored this topic with leading researchers in this field, including Dr. David Whitebread - Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Education and Director of the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning at the University of Cambridge.

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Inspired Teaching Q & A with Robert Gehorsam

What's the science behind playful learning? Inspired Teaching explored this topic with leaders in the field, including Robert Gehorsam, Executive Director of the Institute of Play.

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Breaking through barriers to Learning Through Play

Inspired Teaching's Aleta Margolis writes about what can be done to ensure that Learning through Play is a part of every student's education.

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