Q: What do I want out of a "Staff Room"?
A: I guess that is a hard one for me to say. I have never really used the staff room at either school I have taught at. At my previous school, my class' lunch time was much earlier than most other classes' times so I wouldn't go there to eat. At my current school, I eat lunch in the cafeteria with my own students. I've never really valued a staff room as an important place for me, as an educator, to have or use. If I want to talk with my colleagues, I find them in their classroom, the hallway, or school office. For me, a staff room is not a priority.