Interim Executive Director Mary Kadera describes how a series of school visits showed her that, while engagement-based education may not look similar from one school to the next, they all share a feeling of genuine, mutually respectful, radically reimagined relationships throughout the building and community.read more
Inspired Teaching champions inquiry and imagination through hands-on investigations that encourage students to wonder, experiment, and learn. Pi Day offers a perfect example of this approach. In that spirit, we offer resources for bringing the fascinating mysteries of Pi into your classroom.read more
LaTonia Smith Cokely, our Manager of Professional Development, and Mara Duquette, our Director of Program Administration, reflect on the second annual Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in DC, implemented by Center for Inspired Teaching and Teaching for Change.read more
This Teacher Appreciation Week from May 7-11, Inspired Teaching celebrated the dedication and passion that teachers bring to their classrooms every day. Throughout the week Inspired Teachers and educators focused on self care and gained resources to promote wellness.read more
What does it mean to be a changemaker? On Tuesday, Inspired Teaching had a fabulous evening celebrating Changemakers in Action at the National Museum of American History. Local education leaders, community members, and educators to discovered how Inspired Teachers and...read more
On March 14, 2018, leaders from Ashoka, Inspired Teaching, TEACH-NOW and local educators teamed up to launch the DC Changemaker Collaborative and pursue a common mission of fostering changemaking in DC. Over 30 local education professionals came together for the first...read more
We are proud to partner with Ashoka and the D.C. Change Leaders Collaborative to promote changemaking in the D.C. education system so every student is empowered to be a changemaker. Inspired Teachers facilitated and actively participated in conversations spanning from...read more
These Schools Belong to You and Me is centered around a principle question: what is the purpose of school? Aleta described the book as “both an urgent response to the political climate and a timeless call to action to save and invest in our nation’s public schools.”read more
“When teachers challenge students to figure out information for themselves (whether solving math problems or discerning real news from fake), students become actively engaged in school, their natural curiosity and sense of wonder are sparked, and they are set up for success, not only in school but in their communities and careers.” Read more from Founder and President Aleta Margolis’ remarks at the American News Women’s Club.read more
What is the biggest challenge facing our education system today?
At the Education Teach In at Politics and Prose this August, Executive Director Jane Dimyan Ehrenfeld wrestled with this complex and urgent question alongside David Osborne and Dawn Williams, moderated by Valerie Strauss.