Be Inspiring!

Pledge Now (by adding to the comments) to Be Inspiring this month by doing something great with your students.

Our motto here at The Inspired Classroom is to


We try to put this into action every day as we post new material on our blog, send messages through social media and provide professional development for creative teachers.  It’s the “Get Inspired” part of our motto.

We are happy to announce that we are now instituting a BE INSPIRING day for educators everywhere.  It’s a chance for you to do a little something extra inspiring for your students, an excuse to go out on a limb and try something new.

So here goes…

Join us and Be Inspiring on or around May 15th.

Sign up by commenting below!


When is Be Inspiring day?

We have made the day the middle of May, May 15th, but it’s not always easy to make a set date work.  You can make it whatever day in May fits your schedule.

What is Be Inspiring day?

Be Inspiring day is a day were  you can do something out of the ordinary with your students to inspire them as learners.  It is a chance for you to be creative in your teaching and to inspire your students to do the same!

How do I sign up for Be Inspiring day?

Just add your name to this page by commenting below.  Tell us where and what you teach and add an idea of what you will do or would like to try.  Ask others for some ideas too!

What is something I can do on Be Inspiring day?

The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ideas:

  • Read your favorite poem and talk to students about what makes it special to you.
  • Conduct a Studio Day with your students.
  • Go outside and examine nature.
  • Share a personal story about your own learning and encourage others to do the same.
  • Try a new lesson that you have always wanted to try.
  • Introduce an art form to your students.
  • Share a song you love.  Tell the story of why you love it so much and encourage others to share one as well.
  • Add other ideas here in the comments!

Why should I participate in Be Inspiring day?

We all need the excuse to try something new or to think outside the box, to change things up a bit.  This is why we created Be Inspiring day and that’s why you should participate.  Do something small or large, it doesn’t matter, just do something!  You will be glad you did!

Where can I get more information about Be Inspiring day?

This is our first year celebrating Be Inspiring day.  We plan to have Twitter chats and Google+ Hang Outs on the topic.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact us or subscribe to our blog and newsletter to get the up-to-date information.

On Twitter, follow the #BInspiring hashtag.

Let's chat about Be Inspiring day?

Our first Twitter chat was Wednesday, May 1st when Elizabeth co-moderated on #ntchat.  Here is the archive of that energizing, positive chat!

Our second Twitter chat was Monday, May 6th on #4thchat.  The topics were related, but new people always bring new ideas and perspectives.  Here is the archive for that chat:

Look back here for other chances to talk it up with other educators about how to #BInspiring!

Is there any Be Inspiring bling?

Not yet, but there will be soon!



  1. Bryan Pritchard says:

    Inspiration is everywhere. Students need to see inspiration, receive inspiration, and be able to find was to inspire others.

  2. Debbie Schock says:

    Give students the opportunity to share what they like about their mother, or caregiver. Make a Mother’s Day card with adjectives on heart-shaped flower petals. Use a rarely used art medium, like pastels, acrylic paint, or applique.

  3. Jillien Lakatta says:

    I was inspired by Patricia Polacco when she said, “We are all gifted, we just don’t open our gifts at the same time.”

  4. Beau says:

    I want to make my students time at school as inspirational as possible.

  5. Erica says:

    I’m having my students participate in a passion project. They will write about and showcase their passions.

  6. I would love to participate.

  7. Courtney Gibson says:

    I want my students to write letters to thank someone that has been inspiring to them.

  8. kathy says:

    I’d like to inspire my students by involving them in creating a lesson or activity based around something they enjoy.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Love the enthusiasm to inspire students and the ideas so far! I hope you come back to comment and let us know how things are going as you continue to inspire your students!

  10. Susan Riley says:

    I can’t wait to be intentional about spending one-on-one time with students on Wednesday!

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