Imagine, Create, Innovate

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Tweet What does it mean to imagine, create and innovate?  These three powerful concepts should be what drives education.  More importantly they should drive professional development.  I like to think of the relationship among these ideas as an ongoing cycle that feeds into another. With inspiring professional development, teachers have time to be creative through […]

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Inspiring Futures

Svetlana Stroganova

Tweet I think I speak for a lot of teachers when I say that I chose this career because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.  I love seeing children’s faces light up when they start to understand a concept, but even more, I love seeing past students and learning that my teaching […]

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Reflections on My Classroom – Is it Inspiring?

Svetlana Stroganova

Tweet Now, let’s get real.  Just because I host a website and blog called The Inspired Classroom, doesn’t mean I’m the best teacher in the world or have the most inspired classroom.  I try – hard, but I’m far from perfect. There are days when we all (teachers and students) are being pulled in many […]

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What Makes an Inspiring Teacher?

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Tweet I just came home from giving a wonderful workshop that included over 40 teachers who teach through the Lappin Foundation. The overarching theme was “What makes an inspiring teacher?  What does an inspired classroom look like?” Through discussion, tableaux and art making teachers summed up the answers to those questions in a random listing […]

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Arts-Based Learning for Teachers

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Tweet I see it all the time: Teachers are interested, they see the benefits, but are unsure of whether they should be attending arts-based professional development.  They come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of needs. And my answer is almost always the same: We need arts-based learning just as much as […]

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A Teacher’s Tale

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Tweet You will be touched by this beautiful and inspiring story of a teacher who brought a world of reading to a parent in need.   Enjoy this tale of a caring and compassionate teacher I am proud to know.~EMP In my twenty years of teaching, every so often, a student comes along that amazes me.  […]

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What it Means to Be an Inspiring Teacher

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Tweet This Wednesday, May 15th is our first “Be Inspiring” day.  It is a day carefully placed in May for our celebration of teachers.  The concept is for teachers to plan something purposeful and inspiring for their students on or around May 15th.  It’s a chance for you to try something new or go out […]

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Be Inspiring to Your Students

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Tweet Do you remember why you wanted to be a teacher in the first place? Maybe you wanted to follow in someone’s footsteps.  Maybe you wanted summers off.  But my guess is that you wanted to make a difference somehow; you wanted to inspire someone along the way to do something great in his or […]

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