Teaching and Learning Reimagined

We partner with teachers as the leverage point for change in the education system.
Through innovative professional learning programs, we help teachers build their practice to actively engage their students as empathetic, critical thinkers.
We believe every child deserves an Inspired Teacher®.

Speak Truth
October 21 6 PM ET (Teacher PD begins at 5:30 PM ET)

Inspired Teaching Institutes

For Parents & Teachers

Online (7-9 PM ET)
November 11 (Thursday): “The Art of Storytelling”
December 9 (Thursday) “Finding Laughter”
January 8 (Wednesday) “All Ideas Count”

In-Person (Saturdays 10 AM -12 PM ET)
November 13: U.S. National Arboretum
December 11: U.S. National Arboretum
January 12: U.S. National Arboretum

Download our yearlong calendar of Institute dates.

Making School Worth It

What do we need to do to make this year better for students, teachers, and parents?

As the new school year begins, parents, teachers, and students face challenges and concerns that have been omnipresent since March of 2020. It’s difficult to apply creative thinking while operating in survival mode. But even within such constraints, we know a return to the old normal will not work. (Was it really working then?)

So, how can we make school worth it in this new reality?

This toolkit contains ideas from Inspired Teaching’s more than 26 years of work with teachers and schools. These ideas are framed in a series of articles written by Inspired Teaching Founder and President Aleta Margolis for Hooray For Monday. The resources and activities found here are designed to bolster Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity and center student needs in all instructional, curricular, and social-emotional decisions. Download your copy today!

 Our Programs

We’re proud to serve teachers, students, and families in our hometown of Washington, DC, and contribute to a changemaking movement that’s transforming teaching and learning across the country.

Inspired Teaching Institute

Immersive Teacher Leadership

Inspired Teaching Academy

Relevant Professional Learning

for Monday

A Weekly Resource

Inspired Teaching Youth

Experiential Learning

I have led professional development workshops for the past 5 years and this was of the highest quality. I had so many opportunities to reflect on my own ideas and practice, and to “defend” my philosophy through interaction with others.

— Inspired Teaching Academy Participant, 2018

 Stories & Announcements


Seeing with Different Eyes

Seeing with Different Eyes

Using basic observation and listening skills, this activity can serve as a catalyst for building community in the classroom and deepening understanding of how each of your students thinks.

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Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

As teachers, embracing an improvisational mindset can help us think creatively about problems, and building this kind of thinking in our students can do the same for them. This activity is a good place to start. 

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Zoom Out

Zoom Out

Considering the size of our problems in the relation to a bigger context can help us understand the nature of the issue better, and sometimes even make the problem seem less huge.

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of 2017-18 Real World History students feel that interacting with students across the city is a transformative experience

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