[Podcast S2E9] Practicing Self-Care By Teaching in the Dominican Republic

About Franchesca Warren

For fifteen years Devon 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.

During this episode, Franchesca Warren talks with The Educator’s Room writer, Whitney Kaulbach as she discusses how her journey to self-care took her to teaching in The Dominican Republic. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the need for teachers to not only advocate for self-care but to understand that teachers must be taken care of as a whole. The Whole Teacher Movement is defined as the need for every teacher, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

The Whole Teacher Movement is defined as the need for every teacher, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. 

So Whitney followed her heart and in August she began her journey of teaching overseas. In this interview you will learn about:

  • the need  to practice teacher self-care
  • how her family of three transitioned to the Dominican Republic
  • why it took her two years to find the right school
  • the main difference between education in the United States to the Caribbean
  • how she “tied up loose ends” with her home district of twenty years

In addition, at the end of the podcast, we discuss our Whole Teacher conference– a conference that WILL NOT discuss anything dealing with instruction and curriculum  but will connect teachers to what they want to learn about.

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About the Author:

For fifteen years Devon 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.

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