Latest

For Teachers

Teaching Math and Physics Using Skateboard Design

By The Room 241 TeamOctober 21, 2019

If you really want to understand what a skateboard is, you could say it’s just a plank of wood with some roller skate wheels attached to it via a chunk of metal. Of course, that’s a major simplification of what is essentially a highly engineered means of transport. The simple design of a skateboard might… Read More

For Teachers

Deep Breathing to Calm Your Nerves

By Ashley PreviteOctober 17, 2019

Every teacher has “one of those days.” The kids are okay, but you feel … well, anxious. Stress and anxiety are natural in the life of a teacher, but it can do more than ruin your day. Stress can affect your behavior, thinking ability, and even physical health. It’s important to find your sanity and… Read More

Just For Fun

Empower Yourself With a Yes Date

By Ashley PreviteOctober 14, 2019

How many times a day do you think — or even say — these things? I can’t do that; I have too much work to do. I don’t have time to go there right now.  I should be doing something more productive.  No, I can’t — I hadn’t planned on it.   If you’re like the… Read More

Lifestyle

Stretch Your Body, Stretch Your Mind

By Ashley PreviteOctober 11, 2019

Let’s say your morning begins with a fresh outlook, unwrinkled papers, and that optimistic feeling of being ready to take on the world. Then the day happens. Stress compounds and soon enough your attitude, like most of those fresh papers, starts to crumple. You can feel the tension claiming the muscles of your body. Your… Read More

View More

Popular

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