Jake Miller, Author at The Educators Room

About Jake Miller

Mr. Jake Miller is the 2016 National History Day Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, a 2017 NEA Global Fellow to China, and a former candidate for county-wide office. Miller has written more than 500 articles, most of which have appeared on The Educator's Room. He's the opening contributor to TER's book When the Fire Is Gone. Learn more about Jake at www.MrJakeMiller.com

Podcast Review: 1865

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's the power a single year could have on the world. The year 1865 is no exception, especially April of 1865. That's where host Lindsay Graham (who is not the sitting South Carolina Senator) drops us into the storyline, right after Abraham Lincoln's assassination and Vice President Andrew Johnson's [...]

By |2020-10-26T00:21:00-04:00November 2nd, 2020|Book Review, History, Opinion, Podcast|0 Comments

10 Reasons Why American Reconstruction Is the Most Important Unit I’ll Teach This Year

When I first started teaching the second-half of American history, my colleagues and I fell in love with the curriculum. The Civil War, the World Wars, the industrialization and rise of America, and the jazz age all piqued our interests. But one unit that always left us wanting more was Reconstruction. Often glossed over as [...]

9 Growing Gaps in Education Are A Learning Lesson for All

I read the news regularly and work diligently at having a solid give-and-take, reciprocal relationship with my students, but these 9 growing gaps in education have been quite a learning lesson for me. Our atypical 2020 school year (with hybrid/online learning and mask-wearing) has most certainly highlighted in ways I cannot ignore. 1. THE HAVE [...]

By |2020-10-05T16:02:03-04:00October 5th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

Podcast Review: Nice White Parents

Since teachers listen to plenty of podcasts, we are going to start to review them. One of our firsts is Nice White Parents from the New York Times. Judging a podcast by its cover, the title certainly produces both evocative and provocative responses. All teachers and schools most certainly want to work with "nice parents" [...]

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