Room 241: A Blog by
Concordia
University-
Portland

Visit our Edu Site Subscribe Now

Latest

Leadership Insights A teacher working with a student

What Matters Most in the Classroom

By Jennifer GunnFebruary 19, 2019

In the ever-changing landscape of education, teachers and leaders often find themselves searching for clarity in a sea of standards, curriculum resources, and competing priorities. Think about your learning community: Are both teachers and students clear about what must be learned, why students are learning it, and how they can be successful? Are students able… Read More

Just For Fun Are you a workaholic or a passionate teacher?

Are you a workaholic or just a passionate teacher?

By The Room 241 TeamFebruary 14, 2019

Being a teacher doesn’t stop when the bell rings. You take work home more often than not – it just comes with the territory. However, there is a fine line between being a passionate teacher and being a workaholic. Take the quiz to find out where you stand.

For Administrators A school Dream Team

Creating a School Dream Team for Change

By The Room 241 TeamFebruary 13, 2019

Schools need great individual changemakers capable of identifying problems and creating bold, scalable solutions. But they also need Dream Teams — groups of talented administrators, teachers, staff, students, and community members who work together and are passionate about making things better for kids. Schools need teams who believe that school-based change is worth the effort… Read More

Leadership Insights A teacher looking at a globe with students

Transforming School Culture: A Q&A with Inquiry Schools’ Diana Laufenberg

By Jennifer GunnFebruary 12, 2019

A farm kid from Wisconsin, for the past two decades Diana Laufenberg has taught seventh-12th grade Social Studies in several states, most recently at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. It’s here where I first met Laufenberg, at the yearly conference Educon, where she was swarmed… Read More

View More

Popular

Program Insights

How My EdD Dissertation Has Benefited My Career

By The Room 241 TeamNovember 17, 2018

Interested in earning your EdD but not sure how it will benefit your career? Excited to advance your practice but feeling uneasy about the dissertation? What better way to find out more than by asking those with first-hand experience? Concordia University-Portland’s doctoral program prepares current and emerging leaders to become transformational change agents, impacting PreK-12… Read More

Leadership Insights

The Impact of a Thoughtfully Designed Learning Space

By Kara Wyman, MEdDecember 18, 2018

A school’s design can greatly impact students’ ability to learn. The layout alone can either make it confusing for students and their families or it can create a welcoming environment where staff, students, and resources are connected and accessible. The design can promote an inclusive school culture, hands-on learning, and community engagement. Many schools today… Read More

For Teachers

How to Break the Cycle of Student Misbehavior

By Kathryn Picano Morton, EdS, NCSPDecember 5, 2018

Getting a child to behave when expected can be quite a challenging task. When a student engages in misbehavior, that child is often attempting to get a response from the adult. Reacting to challenging behaviors negatively – yelling, using corporal punishment, removing the child from the setting, enforcing “timeouts,”– tends to exacerbate the issue. It… Read More