#Inspired2Learn is a collection of Inspired Teaching® resources and lessons
to help parents and teachers foster engaging learning with students.
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.
We’re all using soap to wash our hands more than usual, what else can you do with that slippery bubbly substance?
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.
In this activity, both players strengthen their ability to craft questions aimed at reaching a specific goal (to figure out a characteristic of the item in the bag).
Engaging in a playful, structured storytelling activity teaches learners to listen carefully, focus on details, sequence elements, and use imagination.
One of the best ways to keep students engaged (especially on rainy days) is to have them create, with whatever materials you might have on hand.
A positive word goes a long way in these trying times. These activities suggest ways your learners can use writing to offer encouragement to others.
There are ways to keep practicing kindness and connection, even as we stay 6-feet apart. Mailing notes to those we care about is one of them.
One of the best things you can do to keep literacy alive and well both in and outside the classroom is to read aloud, it’s vital to building strong readers!