Inspired Teaching to pilot new, online challenge

August 19, 2016

In line with Inspired Teaching’s vision of changing school from a place that prizes compliance to a place that promotes engagement, Inspired Teaching is piloting the Instigator of Thought™ Challenge with a core group of educators.

Starting Fall 2016 and continuing through the spring, participating teachers will regularly receive ideas, resources, and activities that are immediately useful in the classroom and can spark professional learning at each teacher’s own pace. Teachers piloting the Challenge will also provide feedback to guide Inspired Teaching in finalizing the program for its official launch next year.

Participation entails:

  • Joining the Instigators of Thought community of educators.
  • Receiving Inspired Teaching activities regularly during school year 2016-17 and trying those activities (or a subset) in your classroom.
  • Providing regular feedback on the Challenge – both through surveys and other methods, including uploading student work periodically and/or participating in a focus group.

Any educator interested in piloting the Challenge can sign up here. Please contact challenge@inspiredteaching.org for more information. 

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!