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Schools may still have desks and students may still have notebooks, but a lot has changed in classrooms over the last 50 years! With “innovation” being a word we take very seriously here at Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education, we decided to take a trip down Memory Lane. Here’s a look at some of the… Read More

The holidays are over and school is back in session in a matter of days. It’s a time to reflect on the past year and to plan for the year ahead—new year, new you, right? Here are some attainable New Year’s resolutions nearly every teacher can appreciate, as told through gifs. What will your resolution… Read More

How Teachers Feel About Punctuation (In Gifs)

By The Room 241 Team September 24, 2017

In honor of National Punctuation Day, spend a minute relating with other educators and have a laugh over these oh-so-common punctuation situations you’ve no doubt experienced. When a student turns in a paper full of appropriately used commas: When you read a news article online and they used its instead of it’s: When your colleague… Read More

In Honor of Left-Handers Day: Legendary Lefties

By The Room 241 Team August 13, 2017

This one goes out to all the lefties out there. Today we celebrate you. Since the beginning of time, left-handers have gotten a bad rap. Centuries ago, left-handedness was viewed as inferior and evil, and while these views have since changed, the everyday life of a lefty can still be tricky. In a world where… Read More

You Know You Are a Teacher When…

By Pamela Moreland June 3, 2013

Four years of college, probably more if you have a master’s degree.  You’ve successfully passed all mandatory tests and secured a teaching license. You impressed principals in those daunting job interviews and got that first job. You would think with all of those achievements — and so many more — would validate anyone’s belief that… Read More