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The Teachers Lounge

"Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students." Solomon Ortiz

Sep 7, 2019

The Firm and Fair Teacher

No smiling till Christmas? Are you acting like a drill instructor the first few weeks of school? Should we post consequences in our classroom? What about that student who lies and says he is innocent?

There are many misunderstandings when it comes to being a firm and fair teacher. Fortunately,...


Aug 18, 2019

It's that time of year again! Summer vacation ends and we start a brand new school year! The beginning of the year is critical, and so much depends on your attitude. James and Bryan offer some helpful suggestions and discuss topics that include the fear of public speaking in front of a group of parents, the...


Aug 11, 2019

The Power of Listening

Teachers expect their students to listen to adults and to others, but how effectively are we as listeners to our students? Listening is an extremely important skill for educators (communicating with parents, administrators, co-workers, and students) but most of us struggle with being...


Aug 4, 2019

In The Beginning

Bryan retired The Teachers Land Podcast a few years ago. However, he is surprised after all this time many people are still checking out the old episodes! 

Bryan recently celebrates 20 years of classroom teaching by looking back at episodes that were recorded earlier in his career. Do those shows stand...


Dec 2, 2018

The Teachers Lounge returns after a year and a half with an epilogue of sorts. Bryan celebrates his 20 anniversary of teaching this school year with an article from Mike Roberts titled "20 Simple-yet-meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day" Mr. Roberts also celebrates his 20th year in teaching with this post and is...