For the Teachers Who Don't Support Other Teachers

Every week in my inbox, I receive emails from teachers who are teetering on the edge of total breakdowns. Sometimes they're stressed about their evaluations while other times they are stressed about the ever increasing workload being put on them, but more times than not, they're in virtual tears because they cannot feed their families. Sometimes [...]

Empowering Yourself as an Expert

“Empowering teachers as experts” is the mission statement of The Educators Room. It is a powerful statement, but only true if we believe in ourselves as teachers. Many of us are made to feel like we are glorified babysitters, and we are belittled when we try to say what we feel, and when we hear [...]

Teacher Branding 101: Use The Summer to Strategize on Your Brand

Summer vacation is a critical time for teachers. It is time to decompress from all of the stress of the school year and realign your teaching for the new school year. Many teachers use this time to travel and “catch up” with their families while others use the time to earn money to stabilize their [...]

#SATCHAT’s Coalition of the Willing Should Be in Teacher Ed Programs

Rather than sleep in, hundreds of educators spend Saturday mornings (7:30 EST) tweeting away on Twitter in discussions with other educators worldwide about current issues in education. The hashtag #satchat takes educators to the discussion selected for that morning. The topics are usually posted by one of the coordinators so that educators can prepare in advance for [...]

Teacher Branding Advice for School Districts: Make Your Teachers Happy

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, I worked in a district where the majority of teachers were unhappy-unhappy to the point of downright disgust. Almost every employee  I saw walk into a school building there was a smirk followed by a frown and immediately followed up with a collective eye roll. Teachers [...]