Lifestyle

5 Healthy Comfort Foods to Help You Survive the Winter

By The Room 241 Team December 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

6 Scientific Benefits of Proper Hydration

By Ashley Previte November 25, 2019

As a teacher, sometimes a full glass of water during the day seems like a luxury. Most educators find themselves limiting their water intake because, well, there’s often a limit to the amount of bathroom breaks one can take. But without water, you can’t stay properly hydrated, and proper hydration is paramount to a healthy… Read More

Meditation Tips for Beginners: The 5 Cs

By Ashley Previte November 19, 2019

We’ve all heard about the awesome benefits of meditation. But let’s be honest — meditation is an intimidating word. It feels huge. It feels lofty and unattainable. It feels like something better suited to some enlightened spiritual leader than a busy and stressed-as-all-get-out teacher. Am I right? Here’s the thing though: Meditation is attainable. It… Read More

5 Quick Fixes for Crossing Off Your Looming To-Dos

By The Room 241 Team November 15, 2019

Motivation can be a mosquito in the night. You can hear it buzzing in your ear, but when you reach out to crush it, all you catch is air. You understand the importance of getting things done. You probably talked to one — or all — of your students about it in class today. And… Read More

How to Create a Culture of Self-Care in Your School

By Ashley Watters November 13, 2019

Modern classrooms are a reflection of the fast-paced world we live in. Multiple tasks and students consistently vie for your attention. In this kind of brisk environment, self-care becomes extremely important for educators. Self-care is not synonymous with selfish Teaching is a true balancing act of attending to the needs of many different people. You… Read More

5 Night-Before Prep Tips for a Stress-Free Morning

By Ashley Previte November 1, 2019

Ugh, mornings. Am I right? That nagging alarm clock, disgruntled sleepyheads, burnt toast, cereal bowls…chaos just takes right over. Getting out the door is a scramble and it’s a miracle if you don’t have to go back in the house for your phone or your keys or your three-year-old. But here’s the thing: It really… Read More

Teachers: The Truth About Waking Up Earlier

By Ashley Previte October 29, 2019

The internet is swimming in advice on how the world can wake up earlier and find more time to lead more productive lives. CEOs brag about their early morning rituals. Celebrities tout crack-of-dawn routines that help them focus throughout the day. Fledgling novelists swear it’s the only time to get writing done. That’s all fine… Read More

Cue Up Your Creativity: 30-Day Challenge

By The Room 241 Team October 25, 2019

Creativity relieves our stress and invigorates our imagination. It’s a route to clarity or an outlet for frustrations. It brings peace and unlimited excitement. So why not dedicate your focus to getting those creative juices pumping through your veins?  Check out our 30 days worth of inspiring activities creative teachers need to power through any… Read More

Teachers: 8 Awesome Ways to Cue Up Your Creativity Today

By Ashley Previte October 23, 2019

Creative teachers aren’t afraid to take risks. They search for inspiration in even the most mundane of places. They ask themselves silly questions and strive to find inventive answers. They play. They experiment. They explore. These teachers flip problems around to see what’s underneath, then hope it’s not chewed gum.  You are so creative in… Read More

Stretch Your Body, Stretch Your Mind

By Ashley Previte October 11, 2019

Let’s say your morning begins with a fresh outlook, unwrinkled papers, and that optimistic feeling of being ready to take on the world. Then the day happens. Stress compounds and soon enough your attitude, like most of those fresh papers, starts to crumple. You can feel the tension claiming the muscles of your body. Your… Read More

Date Nights with Yourself

By The Room 241 Team October 4, 2019

You spend your days caring for your students. Maybe you get home and have to care for your own kiddos, or your partner…or your needy puggle puppy who won’t stop shredding all the toilet paper rolls. The point is, as a teacher, caring for others can quickly consume all your time. Before you know it,… Read More

Summer Teacher Prep: Summer Self-Reflection

By The Room 241 Team July 23, 2019

Summer is the time to truly think about what worked for you this past school year, and what totally didn’t. Even if you had a great year, there is always room for growth. If you were constantly exhausted, behind on work, redoing lesson plans, or always saying “no” to social plans, it’s time for a… Read More

As the calendar year comes to a close, it’s time to pause and reflect on our teaching practice. Teachers often focus on what we didn’t get done, what we still have to do, and the mistakes we’ve made along the way. This can quickly lead to burnout. It’s time to flip your reflection game and… 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

Tips for Earning an EdD While Working Full-Time

By The Room 241 Team November 28, 2018

Earning a Doctorate of Education (EdD) while working full-time isn’t easy but it is possible, and there are many benefits associated with this terminal degree. So how exactly do you balance it all without burning out? Here are five helpful tips from some of our doctoral candidates and graduates, just for you. 1. Create a schedule that works… Read More