Speak Truth: The Morality of Wealth

Speak Truth: The Morality of Wealth

Speak Truth: The Morality of Wealth

By Kaneia Crumlin December 17, 2020 On the evening of December 17th, Center for Inspired Teaching, in partnership with Ford’s Theater, hosted a special gathering of Speak Truth, a student-led discussion for students and by students on contemporary social issues,...
Speak Truth: Gentrification

Speak Truth: Gentrification

By Kaneia Crumlin Dec 10, 2020 On an unusually warm December evening—a week before students trade in their virtual learning routine for a coveted winter break– 60 DC-area high school students gathered for a Speak Truth session around a topic that has only...
Speak Truth: Cancel Culture

Speak Truth: Cancel Culture

By Kaneia Crumlin “Here there’s always the opportunity to voice my opinions and hear others’ opinions and realize my views aren’t the only views.” -Shaleya, 12th Grade, Elizabeth Seton High School On a Thursday before Thanksgiving, just two weeks after a...
Speak Truth: Destigmatizing Mental Health 

Speak Truth: Destigmatizing Mental Health 

By Jenna Fournel When Sophia, an 11th grade student at Anacostia High School, watched the television show Chicago Fire with her grandma she was surprised to observe the heavy toll trauma took on the mental health of first responders. “You never really think about...
Speak Truth: The Value of Perspective

Speak Truth: The Value of Perspective

by Jenna Fournel “I heard what you said and it’s making me change my mind.” These were the words Lawrence, a high school student in Washington, DC shared openly with a group of around 30 students – most of whom he’d never spoken to before. During Inspired Teaching’s...
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!