The teacher is the single most important in-school factor influencing student academic growth. But great teachers are not born-- they are made. Center for Inspired Teaching helps develop great teachers by providing intensive, sustained, and personalized teacher training to hundreds of K-12 public school teachers in Washington DC and beyond. We help create a particular brand of great teacher-- a teacher who is equipped to develop young people's innate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
The job of building young minds is a sophisticated and complex enterprise. In a recent article in Slate, an aerospace engineer-turned-classroom teacher wrote that teaching in the K-12 classroom is harder than rocket science. Center for Inspired Teaching, a nonprofit comprised almost entirely of former teachers, helps teachers be stronger instructional leaders in their classrooms by providing them intensive, continuous, and personalized teacher training sessions so as to create lasting change.
By equipping hundreds of K-12 public school teachers with the pedagogy, mindset and tools necessary to cultivate students as critical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as academic scholars, Inspired Teaching benefits the educational lives of thousands of low-income children. Inspired Teaching works in public school districts that are high-poverty, including the DC Public Schools, where 76% of students are eligible for government-subsidized meal programs at school.
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