#Inspired2Learn is a collection of Inspired Teaching® resources and lessons
to help parents and teachers foster engaging learning with students.
Using basic observation and listening skills, this activity can serve as a catalyst for building community in the classroom and deepening understanding of how each of your students thinks.
As teachers, embracing an improvisational mindset can help us think creatively about problems, and building this kind of thinking in our students can do the same for them. This activity is a good place to start.
This activity invites students to step into the role of someone (or something!) else, imagine what they would say, and listen to what those around that person are saying too.
Considering the size of our problems in the relation to a bigger context can help us understand the nature of the issue better, and sometimes even make the problem seem less huge.
This activity combines observation and inquiry as learners exercise their imaginations to find multiple answers to the same question.
One way to stimulate our imaginations is to relax and let our minds flow uninterrupted. Automatic writing gives our minds the space to do just that.
From a very young age, children know what interests them. This activity invited the possibility that this wisdom could drive our instruction.
Sometimes one person can have lots and lots of feelings — different from each other. This activity encourages students to explore that experience.
In a moment where the world is especially fraught with change and uncertainty, we are all struggling to observe, name, and adjust to the flood of feelings around and within us. This activity was created in response to that reality.
How are you preserving the stories that document this unprecedented time in modern world history?
In this activity, students plan a trip from start to finish including where they wish to go and what they wish to see when they go there.
Some of the most interesting and useful artifacts from history are the first-person accounts we find in journals and interviews.