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Teachers: Tips to Boost Your Immune System This Cold & Flu Season

By The Room 241 TeamFebruary 10, 2020

Sneezes, sniffles, and coughs, OH MY! The classroom can be a scary place during cold and flu season — but it doesn’t have to be. The truth is, your immune system is as strong as you make it. And, armed with the right information and the willingness to focus on boosting your body’s infection-fighting abilities,… Read More

For Teachers

11 Top Podcasts For Teachers

By The Room 241 TeamFebruary 8, 2020

Informational, entertaining, and accessible from your phone, tablet, or computer, podcasts have revolutionized the way the world accesses information. And they don’t require you to make more time in your day — you can listen to a podcast while you do life.  Here are 11 podcasts worthy of your attention as a passionate educator. Slip… Read More

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good … You Know How It Finishes!

By Darri StephensFebruary 7, 2020

I taught public school for ten years, starting in a self-contained ELL 6th-grade middle school class, shifting to a dual-language, 5th-grade classroom, and ultimately spending the most time teaching 3rd-graders. And with a classroom of 20-40+ kids (yep, you read that last number correctly), inevitably the dynamics were such that someone stumbled upon having a… Read More

Teacher Recognition

#SendAFriendACard: The Power of Praise

By Darri StephensFebruary 6, 2020

Let’s face it. Teachers get little recognition for what they do. It’s true — in the grand scheme of things, while teachers’ daily hard work and contributions may be appreciated, they are often unacknowledged except for once-yearly Teacher Appreciation Week. When I was younger, I used to say that I wanted to be a teacher… Read More

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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

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10 Easy Stress-Relief Yoga Poses to Prevent Teacher Burnout

By The Room 241 TeamJune 21, 2018

Teaching is a tough profession. Heavy workloads, challenging students, and lack of support are just some of the issues today’s teachers have to handle. Many educators choose their career because they feel it’s their calling, but that makes them more susceptible to compassion fatigue and burnout. A recent study finds that higher rates of burnout… Read More

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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