About Jake Miller

Mr. Jake Miller, a 7th grade American history teacher who has taught all secondary grades (6-12) and all core subjects, is the 2016 National History Day Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year and a 2017 NEA Teacher of Excellence Award recipient. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and several other periodicals, but he has called TER home since 2012. Miller will take his talents on the road when TER opens its consulting wing in 2017.

Conference Review: National Council for Social Studies

The National Council for Social Studies had its 96th annual conference this past week in Washington, DC. Like the NEA’s Representative Assembly, the assembly is held in the nation’s capital during election years. It marked my first in attendance. Being from central Pennsylvania, I’m fortunate enough to be able to drive to the District of [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Classroom Leadership, Common Core, Featured, Social Studies|0 Comments

TEDTalk: Help for Kids the Education System Forgets

One of the best TED Talks I've seen in a while was by Victor Rios, a sociology professor at the University of California. The segment, titled "Help for kids the education system ignores" was poignant, direct, and necessary. His speech highlighted how some of our neediest students are falling through the cracks, and what our mandate - as [...]

150 Articles Later: A Reflection on My Time at The Educator’s Room

In October 2012, my local newspaper published "Exhaustion of the American Teacher" by John Kuhn. I remember reading the article once. Twice. Four-hundred times. It simply spoke every frustrated, burnt out end of my professional being. If you haven't read it yet, please stop reading this article and go there. So, like any curious reader, [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Classroom Leadership, Featured, Opinion, Series, Uncategorized|1 Comment