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.

[Podcast S2E3] Why I Left Teaching to Poop in a Bucket

Introduction Welcome to Episode 2 Season two  of The Educator's Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca interviews Christina Gil, former seventeen-year public school veteran about why she decided to use her mid-life crisis to leave teaching and go and live on a homestead community in rural Missouri. Every teacher has gone through it- days where you [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

#EdTechCorner: Owl Eyes Helps With Annotation

One of the ‘banes of my existence’ as an English teacher is having to teach classical literature and then watching my students struggle through every single line for basic comprehension. Twenty years ago, I’d pull out my trusty guides that annotated the work(s) line by line. These days though, with technology at the forefront of [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

[Podcast Season 2: Episode 2] : So, What’s Exactly The Genius Hour?

Introduction Welcome to Episode 2 Season two  of The Educator's Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca interviews, Jennifer White from Teaching Teens in the 21st Century, blogger, English/Language Arts teacher, and Genius Hour expert! Engaging students during school is a hot topic in all schools, regardless of the school's community or socioeconomic background. Within the last couple [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|10 Ways to Fix Education|0 Comments

[Podcast] Season 2: Episode 1- Classroom Libraries How to Build Them For Independent Reading and Choice

Introduction Welcome to Episode 1 Season two  of The Educator's Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca interviews, Colette Bennett, Literacy Teacher Extraordinaire and proponent of choice in reading. This year we are going around the world to talk to educators who are doing awesome things- just like you. Starting the school year is always tough for [...]

By | August 7th, 2016|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

What Every (New) Principal Needs to Know

For some principals, the 2016-2017 school year will be their first time taking the helm of a school. Yesterday, we asked a question from a new principal to  our 50,000 subscribers about what a new principal should NEVER do and here are the answers they gave: New principals should NEVER... talk data on the first day [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Featured, Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments