About Franchesca Warren

For fifteen years Franchesca taught English/Language Arts in two urban districts in Atlanta, Georgia and Memphis, Tennessee. Increasingly frustrated with decisions being made about public education from people who were not in the classroom, in 2012 she decided to start a blog about what it was really like to teach in public schools. In the last four years, The Educator's Room has grown to become the premiere source for resources, tools, and strategies for all things teaching and learning. To learn more about Franchesca Warren's work, please visit www.franchescalanewarren.com.


Welcome to Episode 5 of Season 2  of The Educator’s Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Dee Priester, from Mid-Pacific Institute in Hawaii! In the time of so-called “educational reform” the voice of the principal has been dismissed in how to make schools a growth-mindset incubator.  Not anymore. With school administrators like Mr. Priester, teachers are respected, revered, and most importantly LISTENED TO WITH SINCERITY.

Listen to the podcast here. 

During this podcast we will discuss:

      • how Mr. Priester ended up at a school like Mid-Pacific. 
      • what makes Mid-Pacific Institute an incubator of growth mindset?
      • how administrators can stop feeling “boxed in” and use their staff to grow their students out of their classrooms. 



Midpacific Institute  

Dee Priester’s Twitter Account 

The Educator’s Room Twitter account 

Articles about Growth Mindset 


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