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Seeing Our Mission With Fresh Eyes: An Intern’s Reflection

Seeing Our Mission With Fresh Eyes: An Intern’s Reflection

Dylan Letellier of Brown University reflects on her brief but eye-opening internship with the Residency program at Inspired Teaching. She describes learning about nonprofits, discovering alternative paths to becoming a teacher, and witnessing how classrooms can work in urban public and charter schools.

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Teacher Retention in DC: Unpacking the Numbers

Teacher Retention in DC: Unpacking the Numbers

According to a 2018 study by the DC State Board of Education, 25% of the classrooms in America’s capital city lose their teachers to churn every year. Why do these problems seem so much greater here than in other large urban districts?

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Community Engagement through Place-Based Learning

Community Engagement through Place-Based Learning

During the #EngagingSchools trip to Washington, we explored schools that truly embody the potential of place-based learning. Discover how schools in Vancouver and Tacoma intentionally embed elements of learning into partnerships with community institutions.

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Developing A Student-Centered Curriculum & Meaningful Relationships

Developing A Student-Centered Curriculum & Meaningful Relationships

The National Alliance for Engagement Based Education’s #EngagingSchools tour continued at two uniquely inspiring schools. From a mathematics class that builds benches to a bunny who’s regularly seen roaming the halls, City Neighbors Hamilton School and Grace Episcopal Day School expanded our minds as to what school can look like.

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Teacher Feature: Ms. Fasciano

Teacher Feature: Ms. Fasciano

Amanda Fasciano is a 2018 Inspired Teaching Fellow, teaching 5th and 6th graders at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School. She shares about her mission to create more equitable education systems.

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Empower Inspired Teaching Youth this Giving Tuesday

Empower Inspired Teaching Youth this Giving Tuesday

Three months ago, I enrolled in a class that is unlike anything I’ve experienced so far in my education. My classmates and I have already gone on field trips that enrich our minds with knowledge necessary for our future colleges and careers, and help us better understand our respective histories in the District.

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Teacher Feature: Mr. Thomas

Teacher Feature: Mr. Thomas

Jake Thomas, Inspired Teaching Fellow (’17), tells us about a job that takes “a lot of time and a lot of heart”, and he shares an alternative way to think about the achievement gap.

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