Speak Truth: The Morality of Wealth

Speak Truth: The Morality of Wealth

Speak Truth: The Morality of Wealth

By Kaneia Crumlin December 17, 2020 On the evening of December 17th, Center for Inspired Teaching, in partnership with Ford’s Theater, hosted a special gathering of Speak Truth, a student-led discussion for students and by students on contemporary social issues,...
Speak Truth: Gentrification

Speak Truth: Gentrification

By Kaneia Crumlin Dec 10, 2020 On an unusually warm December evening—a week before students trade in their virtual learning routine for a coveted winter break– 60 DC-area high school students gathered for a Speak Truth session around a topic that has only...
Speak Truth: Cancel Culture

Speak Truth: Cancel Culture

By Kaneia Crumlin “Here there’s always the opportunity to voice my opinions and hear others’ opinions and realize my views aren’t the only views.” -Shaleya, 12th Grade, Elizabeth Seton High School On a Thursday before Thanksgiving, just two weeks after a...
Speak Truth: Want Student Engagement? Be Current.

Speak Truth: Want Student Engagement? Be Current.

On Thursday, November 5, students from throughout the greater Washington, DC area gathered to discuss the topic, “COVID and Voter Suppression.” Student facilitators Lola Rogan, an 11th grader at DC International, and Sean Beach, a 12th grader at Friendship Tech Prep...
Speak Truth: The Dehumanization of Black Women

Speak Truth: The Dehumanization of Black Women

By Jenna Fournel and Nina Pulley “I think it’s so important that we don’t bubble wrap things for teenagers. We deserve the provocative. We deserve to have those conversations, to express ourselves, to have that real life application of what happens when we disagree....
Getting Schooled in Debate

Getting Schooled in Debate

By Aleta Margolis, Founder and President, Center for Inspired Teaching It’s a hard time to be a teacher in the United States. Our students need adults who create safe spaces for learning and model the qualities of supportive leaders to help them get through these...
September Inspired Teaching Institute

Teachers can’t control what happens between the time students wake up and when they arrive at school but they have a lot of control over what happens when students cross the classroom threshold. Participants in this fast-paced, idea-rich Institute will learn 20 different strategies for starting the school day!