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How to Write a Great Recommendation Letter for a Student

By The Room 241 TeamJanuary 29, 2020

The time has come. One of those fresh-faced youngsters has nervously knocked on your classroom door. The anxious and hopeful look in their eyes has already told you what they’re about to ask: They want a letter of recommendation.  Although it is an honor to be asked, the idea of actually writing the reference can… Read More

Lifestyle

2020 Hindsight: Harnessing the Power of Reflection for a Great New Year

By The Room 241 TeamJanuary 28, 2020

Light itself is invisible until it reflects from something and hits our eyes. In the same way, the elements of our life are invisible until we take the time to actually see them through our mind’s eye. Self-reflection is taking the time to see the successes and failures, the opportunities and challenges, and the mental… Read More

For Teachers

Celebrating the 100th Day of School: A Day to Pause & Reflect

By Darri StephensJanuary 27, 2020

I’m not quite sure why I missed out, but I didn’t learn about the concept of celebrating the 100th day of school until my fifth year of teaching when I was in my twenties! I never celebrated a 100th day in school growing up. And then my first two teaching assignments were in failing schools… Read More

Teaching Careers

School District Superintendent and Assistant School District Superintendent: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Room 241 TeamJanuary 27, 2020

A school district superintendent is responsible for the overall performance of their district. Hiring new teachers, ensuring that current teachers have up-to-date certifications and follow continuing education requirements, and making sure that the students excel puts a lot of responsibility on individuals holding this position. Depending on the size of the district, many school systems… 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

Lifestyle

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

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