Inspired Teaching School

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The Inspired Teaching School gives kids the freedom to think for themselves and encourages them to create learning opportunities on their own, which fosters ownership in their education. This philosophy is such a great character builder.

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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 www.inspiredteachingschool.org.

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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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