Krissa Mayhew, Author at The Educators Room

About Krissa Mayhew

Having been in the education field for 11 years, Krissa has worked with students in pre-school through high school. Outside of the classroom, Krissa enjoys spending time with her daughter, Camaro drives, dirt-track racing, and spontaneous adventures with her little family of three.

West Virginia Teachers Make History and Mandate a State-Wide Strike

Public school teachers in West Virginia have had enough. All 55 counties across the state of West Virginia have chosen to go on strike - together - to bring awareness and change to teacher's health insurance benefits and salary. "The strike has put 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school service employees on the picket lines," according [...]

If That’s What it Takes, Students Should Be Outspoken, Feisty, and Rebellious

I'm mad. I'm furious. And I feel alone. According to EveryTown for Gun Safety Support Fund, "Since 2013, there have been nearly 300 school shootings." How did we get here? How did we get to a society which broadcasts more violence and hatred than kindness and generosity? A society where people are more likely to turn [...]

Related Service Professionals Can Ease Teacher Demands

Related service professionals are a key component to many students' success in education. For many students who receive special education services, related services, such as occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, or hearing support, are a factor which helps to make his or her educational experiences more meaningful and worthwhile. Despite these opportunities, many teachers [...]

By |2017-12-17T14:08:08-05:00December 17th, 2017|Classroom Management, Special Education|0 Comments

The Value of Boredom: Overscheduled Kids and the Destruction of Childhood

A common conversation among parents: "What fall sport is Sara playing?" "Oh, y'know, the usual. Sara plays field hockey from 3:30-5:30 Monday through Thursday, with games on Fridays. She takes piano lessons Tuesday evening, and voice lessons on Thursdays. On Monday and Wednesday nights, she sees her math and English tutor. We leave the weekends [...]

By |2017-09-17T13:40:20-04:00September 17th, 2017|Instruction & Curriculum|2 Comments