Resources

Which EdTech Conference Should You Attend This Year?

By The Room 241 Team January 17, 2020

While Jan 1 marks the New Year for most, it kicks off the second half of the school year for teachers and students. Within the first month back, many schools celebrate with the 100th day of school. Around this same time, due to the cyclical buying cycles of schools, some of the larger education conferences… Read More

Academic Dean

By The Room 241 Team January 17, 2020

Academic deans typically head up specific departments or colleges within a large university. They’re responsible for overseeing all academic and administrative operations within their sector, including recruiting and hiring faculty, managing the budget, and developing curricula. Essentially, the academic dean is responsible for the department’s overall academic performance. If becoming an academic dean is part… Read More

5 Ways to Balance Screen Time in the New Year

By Darri Stephens January 15, 2020

We know that many New Year’s resolutions center around the idea of balance: How can I have a more balanced life? How can I balance my personal and professional lives? How can I balance my screen time? Yep, that last one is not just an issue for kids. Guilty as charged! The statistics about screen… Read More

College Student Services Director: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Room 241 Team January 14, 2020

College student services directors take on vital roles on campuses across the U.S. and around the world. They manage all functions in student affairs and student services departments, including overseeing their college’s financial assistance programs, coordinating student work and volunteer opportunities, and implementing strategies for increasing student enrollment and participation in the school’s various programs… Read More

Montessori Teacher: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Room 241 Team January 10, 2020

The Montessori method of education is aimed at allowing children to self-direct their own learning. Instead of traditional teaching methods, it incorporates hands-on learning and collaborative play in the classroom, which is guided by a teacher who is specifically trained in the Montessori method. This teacher, the Montessori teacher, is responsible for providing their students… Read More

SAMR: A Thought-Provoking Edtech Adoption Model

By Darri Stephens January 9, 2020

In the world of technology, it can be easy to gravitate towards what is new and shiny. The latest and greatest gadgets, apps, and platforms captivate us with updated features and functionality, just-in-time content, and oh-so-clever design. It’s hard to ignore the buzzes, chirps, and flashes! The same can be said of edtech in the… Read More

Learning Designer: Job, Requirements, and Outlook

By The Room 241 Team January 8, 2020

Learning designers, also sometimes referred to as curriculum developers, are a pivotal part of education. They work at all levels from preschool and primary school up to the university level and are responsible for developing curriculum, creating the courses and lessons that adhere to stringent requirements set forth by school boards, and creating teaching manuals… Read More

Surefire Tips to Maintain a Positive Outlook in the Classroom

By The Room 241 Team January 7, 2020

Not every day is rainbows, unicorns, and cupcakes with sprinkles. Sometimes the only side of the bed you can wake up on is the wrong side.  And that’s okay. It’s all part of this big amazingly messy experience called life. While you can’t necessarily control your mood or all the thoughts that pop into your… Read More

Recognizing the Signs of Secondary Traumatic Stress

By The Room 241 Team January 6, 2020

You love your students. And many of them come to school with traumatic backgrounds and stories that hurt your heart and affect you down to your soul. You listen. You care. You do everything you can to help these children manage and survive. But the most important element in helping others is being able to… Read More

Preschool Director: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Room 241 Team January 2, 2020

Preschool directors have an important role in early childhood education. In general, they’re responsible for supervising the daily programs and schedules, staff, and budgets at childcare centers or preschools. Preschool directors can work for private childcare centers or within public school district preschool programs. Many preschool directors begin their careers as early childhood education teachers… Read More

Many of us grew up loving Dr. Seuss books. To this day, you probably can recite at the very least a line or two of his rhymes by heart. Kids worship him, parents adore him, and teachers revere him. We teachers, in particular, have created Pinterest boards galore showcasing classroom projects, bulletin boards, and learning… Read More

Provost: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Room 241 Team December 30, 2019

The school provost reports directly to the college or university president. This position comes with weighty responsibilities, but it can be exciting, too. The provost is responsible for implementing academic priorities for the university and creating the direction of the curricula, as well as allocating the resources to support each initiative. The position requires working… Read More

Department Chair: Education, Salary, and Outlook

By The Room 241 Team December 27, 2019

Department chairs stand on the front lines of education, handling a great deal of preparation work each semester. These professionals might spend all summer working on revisions to the curricula and training teachers about the changes. The start of the school year can be a rush of meeting students, on-boarding new teachers to the department,… Read More

#TeacherFails: Been There, Done That

By Darri Stephens December 26, 2019

Let’s admit it… misery likes company. In a more positive light, there is camaraderie and comfort found when we bond over common struggles (and successes). It speaks to the power of community and how we are not alone in our pursuits. Never has this been more true than in the field of teaching. Too often,… Read More

The Power of Stickers for Motivation and Positive Behavior

By Darri Stephens December 24, 2019

I remember when I first started teaching, and I would pick up the phone to call students’ homes. I not only could hear the trepidation in the parents’ voices, but I could feel them on the other end bracing for bad news: what their child had done wrong, how their child hadn’t met expectations, or… Read More