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!





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:

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, 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.

— Aleta Margolis