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  Hooray For 2023!

The resources you need to make every day of the year engaging and joyful!

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February: Growing Student Expertise Through Inquiry

The process of discovery is often relegated to learning about science but inquiry has its place in every subject area and it is often the secret to engagement. In this Institute, participants will explore six different activities that can be adapted to multiple grade levels and subject areas that center inquiry in the learning process. From sensory explorations, to working with manipulatives to uncover the “why” behind a given concept, to writing prompts that inspire wonder, each of these activities offers an opportunity for personal discovery and growth.

January Resources

Begin 2023 with a sense of renewed optimism! Help your students — and yourself — rediscover and recommit to your goals for the school year. January has inspiring and practical resources for refreshing mindsets and building on what your students learned in 2022.

Speak Truth: Thursday, January 26 
Join us for this virtual event, featuring guest speaker Helanius Wilkins. Helanius, a choreographer and performance artist, will share his insights on the power of “Talking Across Dividing Lines” and our student participants will take the lead in debating and discussing the importance of holding conversations with people whose perspectives differ from your own. As with all Speak Truth events, this will be youth-centered. Adults are welcome to observe as the students take the floor! Register to attend here.

Start your week with the insights, activities, and tools you need for inspiring enthusiasm for learning in the week ahead with these issues from the Hooray For Monday archive.

Finding Newness in Repetition
Aspirations and Contributions
What Inspired You to Teach?

No matter which grade level or subject area you teach, #Inspired2Learn has ready-to-go activities you can use to make deeper connections to lessons and spark conversations.

Watch it Grow – Exercising Patience
3 Ways to Check the Mood of the Room

Challenge yourself to strengthen your practice and sharpen your skillsets with the Instigator of Thought Challenge.
Let Students Be Teachers

February

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Learn More About Inspired Teaching

Watch the below video for more insight into Center for Inspired Teaching’s Approach, our resources for teachers and school leaders, and a peek into an Inspired Teaching Institute.

Like our teaching colleagues, we’re doing our best to accept missteps with grace and humor, while simultaneously working to improve. And we’re celebrating the learning and growth along the way.

— Aleta Margolis

February Inspired Teaching Institute

Inspire Curiosity

In this Institute, participants will explore six different activities -- and a FREE t-shirt!-- that can be adapted to multiple grade levels and subject areas that center inquiry in the learning process.