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A Big Spring for Real World History Students

A Big Spring for Real World History Students

A Big Spring for Real World History Students

  It’s been a big spring semester for students in our yearlong Real World History course. This after-school credit-bearing high school course focuses on the nature of historical thinking as well as the “doing” of history. During the first semester, students study...
Why don’t I ask, “What’s your favorite color?”

Why don’t I ask, “What’s your favorite color?”

By Lacey Hunter We’ve all been there. We meet a new student or a friend’s toddler, and in an effort to show that we want to get to know the child and make connections, we ask, “What’s your favorite color?” Kids usually have the boilerplate answer ready to go when a...
Reflections on “What Else Might Be Possible”

Reflections on “What Else Might Be Possible”

March 25, 2022 By Jaqueta Abbey, Teaching and Learning Specialist When we dreamt up “What Else Might Be Possible?” for the theme of our March Institute, we hadn’t anticipated a late-winter snowstorm thwarting our plans to hold a session outdoors. But thanks to the...
The HeART of Discipline

The HeART of Discipline

February 27, 2022 By Jaqueta Abbey, Teaching and Learning Specialist As a first-grade teaching assistant, I’m currently experiencing just how exhausting it is to be in the classroom right now. First grade is such a BIG year for children: they’re learning fundamental...
Sharing Inspired Teaching with Great.com

Sharing Inspired Teaching with Great.com

On July 21, 2021 Inspired Teaching’s Director of Youth Programming, Cosby Hunt, spoke with the hosts of Great.com’s podcast. Below you can read a write-up they shared from that conversation.   Great.com interviews Inspired Teaching about making a...
Emerging Like Cicadas

Emerging Like Cicadas

May 14, 2021 By Jenna Fournel Throughout the Washington, DC area people are watching and waiting with nervous anticipation for the emergence of Brood X, the cicadas that only come above ground once every 17 years. In a way, as vaccines become available to younger...