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!
Expressing appreciation for another person is a form of feedback, particularly when the thanks are specific. It is a way of saying, “I see you. You matter.”
The Notorious RBG was a living example of resilience. She was, as my daughters say, fierce. What does resilience look like right now? What would it look like if we taught our students to be fierce?
Strong relationships are essential in the growth of children, and that’s ever more important now when their circles of relationships have grown smaller.
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.
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:
Martha Graham, the mother of modern dance, spoke of “divine dissatisfaction” to describe the experience of creation and growth. As I understand it, dissatisfaction means that learning and creating are never finished, there is always more to do; and divine means there is joy in the quest for continuous improvement.