Hooray for Monday
Hooray for Monday is a collection of resources we share
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!
If we allow ourselves to be curious about what our students think, we’ll not only serve them better, we’ll likely encounter more joy in our work as teachers.
Our power as teachers lies in our ability to tap into the many ways each child can shine.
Listening to our students will ground us. Their insights remind us who the work is for, and why it matters that we get it right.
We need to pay particular attention to the information we’re receiving from our students and incorporate it into our plans if we want our kids to thrive in school.
What’s in the weekly Hooray for Monday publications?
Each Monday morning we send out a short, uplifting electronic publication that includes a blog post from Aleta, 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 packed with useful information. You can preview past issues below:
Mine the Data March 22, 2021
Making School Worth It March 15, 2021
The Beholder’s Share March 8, 2021
Students as Owners March 1, 2021
Stay within Reach February 22, 2021
Learning to Love February 15, 2021
Chaos as Curriculum February 8, 2021
The Healing Power of Laughter February 1, 2021
Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration January 25, 2021
Honoring Changemakers January 18, 2021
School as Sanctuary January 11, 2021
Finding Newness in Repetition January 4, 2021
Change more than the Calendar December 28, 2020
The Importance of Rest December 21, 2020
Making Music Together December 14, 2020
Why We Sing December 7, 2020
Bring on the Challenge November 30, 2020
Motivated by Joy November 23, 2020
We’ve Got Enough Fear November 16, 2020
Trust Teachers November 9, 2020
Our Capacity for Kindness November 2, 2020
Radical Creativity October 26, 2020
ABCDE of Human Needs October 19, 2020
Hitting the November Slump Early October 11, 2020
Why Do I Need to Know This? October 5, 2020
Thank You September 28, 2020
Motivation from RBG September 21, 2020
Relationship Building September 14, 2020
Divine Dissatisfaction September 7, 2020
Changed by Learning August 31, 2020
Hooray for Monday August 24, 2020
Martha Graham’s ‘divine dissatisfaction’ can guide our reflection and remind us that, as professional learners, we can find joy in our progress while acknowledging we have more to learn.