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

15 Things My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Education

For the last four years, I’ve been updating this list of lessons that my son has taught me about how to be a better teacher. Here is how he has done that: 1 – Make an assessment of life’s priorities. If COVID-19 has taught us nothing else, it's really -- what are your priorities. For [...]

2020: An Educator’s Summer of Waiting on COVID-19

When the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, I knew there would be a new event that would test the mettle of educators, students, parents, and other stakeholders in education. It's trivia-based, and it has only one question. It's called "What the hell happens in the fall?" COLLEGE What happens in college is as varied as [...]

A Teacher’s Love-Hate-Love Relationship with Zoom

"Bing Bong." Thirty years from now when I hear the sound of someone entering a Zoom room, I'll have vivid memories of just how much I loved, hated, and loved about online learning through this platform. LOVE - Seeing my students Just about every day, I'm checking in with my students and seeing their faces. [...]

Pandemic Movie Choice: Bad Education: A Movie Review

"It's not having what you want," quips Roslyn Assistant Superintendent Pam Gluckin in her Long Island accent, "it's wanting what you got." And what educators got from HBO's Bad Education was a harrowing detail of a pair of school administrators gone rogue with the school district's treasury, sacking $11.2 million before they were caught... by [...]