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Teachers: Make Room for Your Passion

By Ashley PreviteDecember 5, 2019

Yes, your passion for learning and inspiring others led you to a career in education. But what about your other passions? Remember those? Those things that make you tick, or give you butterflies, or make your eyes sort of twinkle? Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve even thought about those things. Maybe you’ve thought… Read More

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Pushing Past Personal Perspectives: Pluralism and Discourse in the Classroom

By Ashley WattersDecember 4, 2019

One African proverb states “a wise man never knows all; only a fool knows everything.” Regardless of how worldly, educated, or well-traveled we are, we can never know everything. But by recognizing our own biases and accepting that we can learn from others, we establish the groundwork for growth and promote the cultivation of independent… Read More

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5 Healthy Comfort Foods to Help You Survive the Winter

By The Room 241 TeamDecember 3, 2019

One of the worst things about being a working adult — especially a teacher —  is trying to decide what’s for dinner. Long days being in charge of a classroom can leave you feeling like you’d rather get a root canal than make another decision. But decide what’s for dinner we must. And let’s be… Read More

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Creating Comprehensive Student Behavior Contracts: Tips, Tricks, and Benefits

By Ashley WattersDecember 2, 2019

All educators have tough cases. You know the ones — those kiddos who persistently color on classroom materials that are most definitely NOT meant for art displays. Or the middle schoolers who just can’t seem to internalize the phrase, “keep your hands to yourself.” These students are difficult for teachers and having to communicate the… Read More

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15 Tips for Leading Productive Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Jennifer GunnOctober 2, 2018

As teachers, we have to work hard to prepare for parent-teacher conferences. In a matter of minutes, we have to find a way to genuinely connect with parents, discuss their student’s academic progress, and how they can improve. It’s also important to explain current curriculum goals and our teaching strategies in hopes that they support… Read More

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How Teachers Can Practice Self-Care for Long-Term Health & Wellness

By Jennifer GunnJuly 19, 2018

We all know that healthy eating, sufficient sleep, and work breaks are good practices. But how do we truly break through our habits and start a teacher self-care practice that actually sticks? Summer is a perfect time to get going on a self-care journey that lasts. Here’s some helpful advice and practical tools to build… Read More

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Implementing “20Time” and STEAM Genius Hour in Your School

By Jennifer GunnNovember 8, 2018

“Students will be future-ready if you give them time.” That’s the philosophy behind the 20TimeProject for schools. As a company, Google encourages employees to spend 20% of their time on passion projects that they design. The 20TimeProject, detailed in a book by Kevin Brookhouser, promotes the same philosophy for our students. The goal is to provide time… Read More