Teacher Feature

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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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. 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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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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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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Teacher Feature – Ms. Jessie Curry

"Now as an Inspired Teacher, I work with kids who come from a lot of different backgrounds, with different needs. It’s just as important for all of my kids to have someone who is pushing them to be their best self as it would be for someone who is coming from a very affluent background, who doesn’t have the same kinds of needs." Read more from Ms. Jessie Curry, a 2012 Inspired Teaching Fellow, teacher at Capital City Public Charter School, and Vice President of the Fellows Advisory Board.

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Milton (Mickey) Bryant

"Inspired Teaching is focused on the whole child. That connected with me because as a kid, I needed someone to connect with me on a social-emotional level. Other kids need that as well. That’s really the foundation for all success in the classroom: really building strong relationships with the kids, making them feel welcomed and respected." Read more from Mr. Milton (Mickey) Bryant, a 2011 Inspired Teaching Fellow and a teacher and instructional coach at Ketcham Elementary School.

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Building Engineers

"How early do young engineers begin honing their design skills?" Inspired Teaching's David Yarmchuk explores this topic, using one SCALE Teacher Leader's kindergarten classroom as an example.

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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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