About Jake Miller

Mr. Jake Miller teaches middle school history in Central Pennsylvania. He is the 2016 National History Day Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, 2017 NEA Global Fellow to China, and in 2019 (unsuccessfully) ran for county-wide office. Miller is a motivational speaker and has penned more than 500 articles, most of which have appeared on The Educator's Room, where he worked with fellow writers on the new book When the Fire Is Gone: Real Stories Of Survival, Resilience, & Heartbreak When Dealing With Teacher Burnout

Teaching in a Post-COVID-19 World: 8 Bold Statements

I recently read an article on Politico where a group of "30 smart macro thinkers" recently contemplated how the Coronavirus will change the world. While many of their thoughts are far too Shangri-La and delusionally optimistic, it got me thinking about how this pandemic will change education - with 8 bold statements I'll make, and, [...]

Teaching in a Post-COVID-19 World: 8 Big Questions

I recently read an article on Politico where a group of "30 smart macro thinkers" recently contemplated how the Coronavirus will change the world. While many of their thoughts are far too Shangri-La and delusionally optimistic, it got me thinking about how this pandemic will change education - with 8 big questions I pose, and, [...]

The Fallacy of a Picture-Perfect Social Media Life – and Its Effects on Education… or Us All

I don't remember the first time I heard the apocryphal story about Kyle, the nerdy 9th grader who evolved into the handsome, hunky senior who shares a moving story in his valedictorian address. Here he admitted that just 3 years ago he planned on taking his life because, well, he had enough with bullying of [...]

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My Morning Routine As a Teacher

I recently read Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander's book My Morning Routine, and I was relatively impressed with the content (and recommend reading it - it's an easy read in a couple of hours). The premise is essentially based upon an interview with many magnates of industry, from General Stanley McChrystal to Arianna Huffington, discussing [...]