[Opinion] America’s Gun Problem: What Can Teachers Do?

It’s been a tough week. If you are a teacher, student or parent in an American public school, the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people is just as upsetting as the mass shooting that came before it. Memories of the Las Vegas shooting, the Orlando Pulse shooting, San Bernardino, Virginia Tech, Aurora, [...]

Is the “Life-Long” Teacher Becoming Extinct?

Last week, a question was posted in The Educator's Room Facebook page that got me thinking. The question asked about our goals as teachers and where we see our professional careers going. I scrolled through the comments and saw a lot of different responses. Many responded, but there were few who stated that their career [...]

Do Black Lives Matter At School?

Hey, teacher: did you know that the week of February 5-10, 2018 has been designated Black Lives Matter At School? Did you know that Black Lives Matter at School is a thing? According to Teaching for Change, an organization dedicated to social justice, the first full week of February promotes three demands: End Zero Tolerance, [...]

How Gregory Salcido Sullied the Teaching Profession

"We have a bunch of dumb sh**s over there..." California high school teacher Gregory Salcido said, in the midst of his classroom discussion with his teenage students. "They're not academic people, not intellectual people. They're the freaking lowest of our low..." The video, recorded by student Victor Q. (who wishes to join the United States [...]