Just For Fun Quiz: You're definitely a teacher if you can pass this

You’re Definitely a Teacher If You Can Pass This Quiz

By The Room 241 TeamSeptember 12, 2019

Can we guess if you’re a teacher or not in the teaching game at all? Take this fun quiz and see if we’re right!

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Education Equity Starts with Critical Love

By The Room 241 TeamSeptember 5, 2019

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, associate professor of English Education at Columbia University Teacher’s College believes that equity starts with “critical love.” This includes relationship-building and creating a culture where students know they are loved and cared for, but also that their teachers expect the best they can give. Dr. Sealey-Ruiz argues that without love for our… Read More

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How the College of Education Is Helping to Improve Math Instruction for Local K-2nd Graders

By Jo SigmundSeptember 4, 2019

As a part of 3toPhD®, Concordia’s College of Education has had the privilege to partner with Faubion School’s kindergarten through second-grade teachers to focus on improving math instruction for all students.  This is a year-long, grant-funded project sponsored by the Pacific General Electric (PGE) Foundation, in which members of the College of Education faculty and… Read More


Ultimate Teacher Lounge Winner: Mrs. Murphy

By The Room 241 TeamSeptember 4, 2019

The winner of the Ultimate Teacher Lounge is Mrs. Jamie Murphy, an English teacher at Holliston High School in Massachusetts. While we were getting to know her and working on designing an amazing new teacher lounge, we took some time to ask her some questions about being an educator: What inspires you most about being… Read More

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Leadership Insights

Mindfulness is Not About Keeping Kids Calm and Compliant

By Jennifer GunnAugust 26, 2019

The buzz around mindfulness in schools has reached a fever pitch, as evidenced by mindfulness sessions for educators found at every conference and professional development event around the country. One unintended strand of the spread of mindfulness is that some view its practice as a means for keeping students calm, compliant, and under control. And,… Read More

For Administrators

What Teachers Wish School Leaders Knew

By Jennifer GunnAugust 15, 2019

At times, there can be a disconnect between school leadership and classroom teachers. That disconnect can sometimes feel like a chasm, widening each year, and make it difficult for teachers and leaders to connect, move the work forward, or even get along. Here are some insights from educators on what teachers wish leaders understood.  Remember… Read More

For Administrators

6 Ways to Engage Parents This Fall

By Jennifer GunnAugust 23, 2019

A new school year is an opportune time to launch a new parent and family outreach campaign. Here are six things to keep in mind to make long-lasting connections that will last all year. Get everyone on the same page As the new year begins, formalize your staff’s outlook and plan for family engagement. “To… Read More