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My Morning Routine As a Teacher

By |2018-11-28T19:02:49+00:00November 28th, 2018|Ask a Teacher, Confessions of a Teacher, Educator Professionalism, fitness, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

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 [...]

Our Favorite Self-Care Things

By |2018-11-22T18:24:42+00:00November 19th, 2018|

"Self-care is an act of revolution."  Did you spend 2018 trying to figure out how to get ahead? Are you dreading Sunday night? If so, you need to make the remainder of 2018 and 2019 the time to get back to you. Take a spa day, go for a run, or read a book- [...]

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I Was Running Myself Into the Ground: My Self-Care Story

By |2018-11-11T22:19:02+00:00November 11th, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education, Ask a Teacher, New Teacher Bootcamp, Teacher Self Care|

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, [...]

FIVE Ways Modern Teachers Are Being Set Up For Failure

By |2018-11-08T21:08:53+00:00November 8th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|

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 [...]

Watch Your Demonstrative Adjectives: Culturally Responsive Teacher Talk

By |2018-09-24T17:15:50+00:00September 25th, 2018|Featured, From the Front Lines, Opinion|

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 [...]

[September Self-Care Challenge] Download TODAY!

By |2018-09-03T14:09:29+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Back to School, Featured, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

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 [...]

PTSD in Teachers: Yes, It’s Real!

By |2018-08-19T23:04:09+00:00August 19th, 2018|Teacher Self Care|

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 [...]

Take One For the Team: The Need for Self-Care

By |2018-10-03T20:43:25+00:00August 19th, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education, Adult Learning, Ask a Teacher, Back to School, Classroom Leadership, Confessions of a Teacher, Educator Professionalism, Elementary Classrooms, Featured, fitness, From the Front Lines, High School, Instructional Strategies, Kindergarten, Management, Middle School, New Teacher Bootcamp, Opinion, Parents, School Improvement, Special Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference, The Educator's Room, The Whole Teacher Movement|

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 [...]

The New Teacher Smell

By |2018-08-19T15:53:21+00:00August 19th, 2018|Adult Learning, Back to School, Child Development, Classroom Leadership, Confessions of a Teacher, Educator Professionalism, Elementary Classrooms, Featured, From the Front Lines, High School, Instruction&Curriculum, Kindergarten, Management, Middle School, New Teacher Bootcamp, Opinion, Parents, Professional Development, School Improvement, Special Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference, The Educator's Room, The New Teacher Chronicles, The Student Teacher Diaries, The Whole Teacher Movement|

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 [...]