Teachers' Inquiry Project

The Teachers’ Inquiry Project has worked in partnership with the Center for Civic Reflection to provide teachers with an opportunity to think, talk, and connect with one another about the challenges and hopes that animate their day-to-day efforts. TIP is dedicated to bringing teachers together across race, class, age, gender, and institutional affiliation to explore and reflect on their work, create and support good practice, and sharpen their vision for the work ahead. TIP is a resource for teachers in their growth as practitioners of democracy, as they guide young people toward becoming thoughtful and engaged participants in their schools, communities, and the world.

Benefits:

  • Improved teacher morale and renewed sense of purpose inside the classroom and out

  • Strengthened relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and administrators

  • Effective tool for teachers and students to talk with one another across difference about issues that may otherwise be kept under the rug.

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with teachers, schools, and TIP partners.

What People Are Saying

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Many of the faculty who participated said that the [training] was one of the best in-service programs that we have had at the college in many years. Several of our humanities departments have started some of their meetings with a brief civic reflection discussion. This seems to end up making their meetings more productive.

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--Jeff Davidson

Vice President for Academic Services, Highland Community College

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CCR is one of our key partners and they facilitate reflective discussions several times throughout the year. Invariably our staff feels challenged and refreshed by the process of directly exploring the readings and discussion; we enjoy that these are NOT specific to the work we do each day, and we connect through the process of listening to and sharing with each other in a safe space.

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--Eric Davis

Founder and Director of Global Citizenship Experience

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Much of the value for me came in interacting with students and colleagues around a common topic. Sharing a common goal. Having CCR at NIU is extremely worthwhile.

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--Faculty Member

Northern Illinois University