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Inexpensive Holiday Gifts You Can Make for Coworkers

By The Room 241 Team December 4, 2018

Time to spread some DIY holiday cheer for the special people who make your school truly amazing! Here are some great holiday gifts that you can make without breaking the bank. For the coworker who needs a little self-care Calm-Down Coloring Printables: Coloring can be really calming. Print out a few of these sheets and… Read More

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, and that means it’s time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our nation’s awesome teachers. There is nothing like a heartfelt thank you from a student, parent, or colleague. So we’re sharing some teacher-appreciation favorites, along with great gift ideas for the special educators in… Read More

Christmas trees are down, New Years confetti has been swept up, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over—it’s time to go back to school. Whether you teach preschool or college, motivating your students after a long break is no doubt challenging. But we know you can do this! For inspiration, we… Read More

The holiday season is truly magical when we set aside time to focus on the joy and wonder of the world. Families and friends gather, spread the cheer, and and indulge in traditions. It’s a time when adults have an easier time viewing the world through the eyes of the children that we have been… Read More

How to Thank a Teacher (When You’re a Teacher, Too)

By The Room 241 Team November 23, 2017

November is the perfect time to say thanks, but it’s more than gathering around a table with your family and loved ones. Think about the teachers in your life—the ones educating tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring everyone around them, and being there for their students 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, and 366 days a… Read More

With dedicated teachers, administrators, and other school staff, public schools are there every day for every student, preparing tomorrow’s leaders. That’s why, during November, we celebrate public schools during American Education Week. Take part in this national event with a few celebration ideas below, and share online using the hashtag #PublicSchoolsForAll and #AEW2017. Monday, Nov…. Read More

With Halloween rapidly approaching, many students are scrambling to find the perfect mask or the scariest zombie outfit. They’re dressing up as superheroes, witches, TV show characters, and more… but what happens if a student shows up to school on parade day without a costume? Perhaps they forgot to pack theirs, or maybe their families… 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

A Teacher’s Holiday Survival Guide

By Brian Gatens November 4, 2013

You survived Halloween but that was just a warm-up for the busy days ahead with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming soon. A colleague of mine always likes to call this time of year “Hurricane Season.” The combination of colder weather (for those in seasonal areas), shorter days, later nights, and the (sometimes forced) frivolity of the… Read More