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The Realities of Teacher Summer Break as Told Through GIFs

By The Room 241 Team May 30, 2019

That June Feeling Going calendar-less and getting blissfully lost in time. Turning off the alarm, but still waking up early every day. Actually having time to eat a real breakfast instead of a Pop Tart in your car. Doing a lot of planning for next year in between trips to the beach. School supplies go… Read More

Quiz: How well do you know these famous educators?

By The Room 241 Team March 29, 2019

How well do you know your famous educators? Take the quiz and see how you do!

What’s the Perfect Theme Song for Your Teaching Career?

By The Room 241 Team March 8, 2019

If you could describe your teaching career with one song, what would it be? The perfect teacher anthem will capture all the craziness you experience throughout the school year — the good times, the rough times, and everything in between. Take the quiz to find out what your perfect theme song is.

Are you a workaholic or just a passionate teacher?

By The Room 241 Team February 14, 2019

Being a teacher doesn’t stop when the bell rings. You take work home more often than not – it just comes with the territory. However, there is a fine line between being a passionate teacher and being a workaholic. Take the quiz to find out where you stand.

Quiz: Which fictional teacher are you?

By The Room 241 Team February 1, 2019

Remember your favorite fictional teacher? The one from a movie or show that inspired the very qualities you have in the classroom today? Whether it was the nurturing, tough love, or inspirational qualities you were drawn to, it helped shape you into the teacher you are today.  Take the quiz and see which fictional teacher… Read More

Teachers work hard, putting in tons of hours both at school and at home. They use their own money for supplies. They decorate classrooms to create beautiful learning environments. They create lessons, projects, and units that have to factor in an ever-changing landscape of “musts.” They have endless meetings and responsibilities on top of their… Read More

What Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution?

By The Room 241 Team December 27, 2018

It’s always good to start the new year with ambitious resolutions. However, as teachers, you have so many goals you want to accomplish in a jam-packed school year that you tend to neglect your own physical and mental health needs. Self-care resolutions can not only be very achievable but can improve your quality of life…. Read More

What to Expect When Dating a Teacher

By The Room 241 Team December 21, 2018

We all know that teachers are incredible human beings, but dating one is a unique experience. From early nights to grading to glitter, here’s what to expect when dating a teacher. You’re going to run into students — everywhere! The grocery store? The gas station? A romantic dinner for two? Chances are, you’ll run into… Read More

You Know You’re a Middle School Teacher When…

By The Room 241 Team November 15, 2018

Middle school students are in a class of their own, so it takes a certain type of teacher to really get them. There’s really nothing like teaching students in the thick of it when it comes to their peers, puberty, and that tween-to-teen logic. Many feel middle schoolers are the most challenging group, while others love… Read More

You Know You’re a High School Teacher When…

By The Room 241 Team September 5, 2018

There’s nothing quite like teaching teens, especially those in high school. While we know that no two students are alike, there are definitely relatable moments across the board. Here are some signs that you are clearly a high school teacher. The phrase that you say most in life is “Put your phones away.” You believe… Read More

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 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… 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