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 [...]
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Guest Writer: Alexis Shepard I experienced major burn out my 4th year teaching. Tears and rants about how much I hated teaching were regular occurrences for my, then, boyfriend. Emotionally, I was a wreck most days---almost always angry and annoyed. The only things that kept me composed each day were the kindest grade level partner, [...]
Why are so many American teachers being set up to fail? As a mid-career classroom teacher, my hopes are relatively simple. Really. I want to teach my subject to receptive, well-behaved students in schools with a clear and consistent academic mandate that are safe, well-funded, and nestled within a broader culture that respects the professionalism [...]
"Teacher's kid gets suspended." Headline news in a small town. I drove down that country road fast. The principal informed me that I needed to get to school immediately. It was the end of a good teaching day, and I was happy to be returning home in time to get my kids to practice on [...]
Guest Writer By LaToya Morrison The Adjectives Demonstrative adjectives are simply adjectives that are used to modify or describe a noun. Grammatically, they are necessary so that one knows which specific person, place or thing is mentioned. In the context of language and grammar study, demonstrative adjectives are important; however, in the context of teacher [...]
Whether you started school in August our you go back after Labor Day, teachers must make their own mental health a priority. Starting this month, we'll be releasing our limited September Teacher Self-Care calendar for you to download for free. Email this out to your colleagues who need a little bit more love or post [...]
When you think about PTSD, what normally comes to mind? To most people, what comes to mind is war veterans, because of course, they go through some truly traumatic experiences that most of us can't even imagine. Their experiences are real and we should acknowledge them. At the same time, we also need to acknowledge [...]
In the wee hours of this morning, another of my 24-year-old son’s friends killed himself. I say another because the first one was about a year ago. Two close friends in two years. Here at The Educator’s Room, we constantly talk about self-care. We constantly are saying how important it is to take care of ourselves [...]
I love to see new teachers join our ranks. In a profession that is being left behind to make more money working at the local 7-11, it’s still good to see fresh faces believing in what we do. The teachers fresh from student teaching, wearing their classroom key around their neck like a badge of [...]