In May 2012, The Educator’s Room publicly launched by a public school teacher who defiantly announced that “in order for reform in education to work, teachers must be at the table of all conversations about public education.”
Our mission is one that is simple, yet straightforward for so many teachers: To empower teachers to be the experts in education. Through articles, events, and social media we will advocate for honest dialogue with teachers about how to improve public education. This mission is especially important when reporting on education in our community; therefore, we commit our readers to integrity, accuracy, and independence in education reporting. As a way to reinforce these principals we vow to be transparent in our sources for revenue to include (but not limited to): contributions from readers; paid sponsorships through our website and email newsletter, major donations from foundations, our jobs board and our paid webinars. This belief of being diversified on how we monetize solidifies our independence and allows us to report new ethically.
To that extent, we work to elevate teacher voices to change the narrative of public education- particularly in some of our most underserved communities across the world. We advocate for teachers to write about what really happens in their classroom with a solution-focused mindset so that teachers can feel supported in a world where teacher respect is at an all-time low.
The goal for The Educator’s Room is to engage in honest, non-partisan dialogue about all topics in education including teacher self-care, student achievement, instruction and curriculum, pedagogy, parent support, etc. At times, this conversations may be difficult, but they are essential in truly supporting not only teachers, but students and caregivers.
In the last six years, we have published thousands of articles, tweets, videos, and other content featuring voices from around the world all with one thing in common- they are certificated teachers. In addition to having undeniable success on the internet, we have been featured on various media platforms including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and to name a few.
In addition to our articles, we have published 6 independent books, presented at conferences around the country, and held seminars around topics affecting teachers.
As we enter year five, we remain committed to supporting not only established teachers, but also those who are considering education as a career move. We realize that across the world the professional workforce of teachers is diminishing and we believe in order to return teachers back to the workforce we need to not only be supportive, but honest about what we need to do our jobs better. Our work will continue with addressing topics that are controversial but are needed.
We are grateful for our many teachers/writers who sacrifice their planning periods, time with their family, and professional life to write about public education. They represent the thousand of professionals who everyday enter our schools and teach our students-regardless of what is happening behind the scenes. Teachers are not only appreciated here, but revered for their professionalism, dedication, and love for students.
In 2018, The Educator’s Room looks forward to producing events focused on the Whole Teacher Movement, debuting our Weekly News show, our ever popular podcast and creating content that teachers want to read. During this year, we may laugh, argue, and cry together- but know that we are partners in education.
Education has the ability to not only address racial, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, but also bridge the divisive language that we currently experience not only in America but around the world.
To that, we continually affirm-“teachers are the experts in public education.” Please speak up for our profession.