Inspired Teaching School

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Inspired Teaching opens your mind to new possibilities and facilitates developing new skills to grow as an effective Inspired Teacher.

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Mar 15 09:59 am

What an energizing and powerful evening kicking-off the Changemaker Collaborative with a group of dedicated changem…
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Philosophy & Teaching Approach

The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School implements the philosophy and instructional approach of Center for Inspired Teaching.

  • Children are inherently good, have an innate desire to learn, and can be successful in a school context.
  • Children’s energy, unique talents, and individuality are assets, not obstacles.
  • Every student possesses the ability to think critically, learn and understand information, and solve complex problems.
  • Every student should spend their time in school engaged primarily in these kinds of activities.

Primary methods of instruction include inquiry-based methods and active learning approaches, where the teacher serves as facilitator and coach to support student learning. Instruction includes an emphasis on social-emotional learning, and classrooms will be student-centered with students working in small collaborative groups, individually, and through child-initiated play.

Teaching and learning is built on the expectation that each classroom will demonstrate Center for Inspired Teaching’s 5 Core Elements:

  1. Mutual Respect;
  2. Student as Expert;
  3. Purpose, Persistence, and Action;
  4. Joy;
  5. Wide-Ranging Evidence of Student Learning.

Prospective families interested in the school, a separate 501(c)(3) organization from Center for Inspired Teaching, should learn more at

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1436 U Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 · p: 202-462-1956 / f: 202-462-1905

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