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Using Your Teacher Expertise to Become An Educational Consultant

By | 2016-11-22T22:42:39+00:00 July 12th, 2016|

We've all been in that meeting where a "consultant" comes in to tell us how to do our job in the classroom. We're trying to be nice, but the more they talk TO us, the more frustrated we become. The last straw is when the suggest some strategies like "just differentiate more" for your class [...]

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For the Teachers Who Don't Support Other Teachers

By | 2016-11-01T13:53:33+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Ask a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Featured, From the Front Lines, Teacher Branding|

Every week in my inbox, I receive emails from teachers who are teetering on the edge of total breakdowns. Sometimes they're stressed about their evaluations while other times they are stressed about the ever increasing workload being put on them, but more times than not, they're in virtual tears because they cannot feed their families. Sometimes [...]

A Teacher Who Took a Leap of Faith: Megan Mottley, Publisher of DIVINE Magazine

By | 2017-12-18T22:37:34+00:00 February 1st, 2013|Middle School, Principals' Corner, Teacher Branding, Uncategorized|

As the culmination of our month long articles about teacher branding, we want to highlight educators who decided to use their skills in the classroom to literally build their own brands. Today we are highlighting  Ms. Megan Mottley, Publisher of DIVINE Magazine. 1.  Give us some backgrounds of your experiences in education. I’m a former 8th [...]

More Sensible Education Policy in New York State

By | 2016-11-01T13:49:24+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Current Events in Education|

”It Takes a Village.” It’s the title of a book written by a regrettably presumptive and chronically evasive presidential nominee, but also true. All people involved make some difference in the lives of my three daughters as they navigate towards adulthood. But not so long ago, public education became the sole focus of accountability for [...]

15 Articles That Will Change Your Teaching!

By | 2016-11-01T14:21:52+00:00 December 26th, 2013|Featured, High School, High School, Instruction&Curriculum, Literacy|

Publisher's Note: The year 2013 was  a great year here at The Educator's Room. We recruited more classroom teachers to write for our publication, launched our first Virtual 5K, interviewed teachers who were catapulted into the national spotlight by refusing to back down, started a petition to combat corporate reform  and started using video chats to [...]

Stand out from the crowd: How to Secure Your Dream Teaching Job

By | 2016-11-01T14:23:21+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Featured, From the Front Lines, Teacher Branding|

courtesy Landing a great teaching job is difficult. It really is. And especially in today’s economic climate of pink slips and education budget reductions, getting the job is a significantly more frustrating and insecure process. There are fewer jobs to go around, and many more people who are fighting [...]

Why you need a Classroom Mission Statement

By | 2017-02-20T12:55:35+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Classroom Leadership, Educator Professionalism, Featured, Management|

A mission statement. The best businesses use them to guide direction and lead to success. Our classrooms are definitely not businesses -- but I believe, like in business, that a classroom mission statement can lead us and our students toward a clear outcome, guided by a defined purpose. I’ve created a teaching philosophy before. I’ve [...]