Hooray for Monday
Hooray for Monday is a new collection of resources we’ll be sharing
each week of the 2020-2021 academic year. These resources feature questions, ideas, reflections, and actions
we can all take to remodel the school experience for students. Join our mailing list to get
a weekly Hooray for Monday publication sent straight to your inbox.
What would it take for every child to be excited about returning to school on Mondays?
This is a question Inspired Teaching founder and president Aleta Margolis
explores in new ways each week in the Hooray for Monday blog series.
Check out the latest posts below!
From a very young age, children know what interests them. This activity invited the possibility that this wisdom could drive our instruction.
If you find ways to put joy at the center of your teaching, your students are more likely to reflect it back.
When fear for our country’s stability and anxiety about our personal health is at an all-time high, it’s incumbent upon us as educators to eschew fear-based motivation in school.
It can be very challenging for a teacher to discuss this election. But isn’t the point of school to teach students how to embrace challenge?
What’s in the weekly Hooray for Monday publications?
Each Monday morning we send out a short, uplifting electronic publication that includes a thought-provoking excerpt from one of Aleta’s blog posts, a challenge teachers can take to hone their skills as Instigators of Thought©, an instructional idea from our #Inspired2Learn collection, and a few links to other useful tools and opportunities. These publications are short and packed with useful information. You can preview past issues below:
Rejecting Fear-Based Motivation
Our Capacity for Kindness
Recognizing Learners’ Needs
Overcoming the November Slump
Making Learning Relevant
Saying “Thank You”
Motivation from RBG
The Thrill of Learning New Things
It will take work to make engagement the norm this year. It will take marshaling our knowledge of observing and listening to kids, giving and receiving feedback, finding the right words to push a learner forward, and applying creative energy to planning lessons that engage all our students’ senses.