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.

 

brainwashing13. Teacher Branding 101: Teacher Brainwashing Has to Stop– by Franchesca Warren

Well, I’m okay with struggling financially, I teach because I love my kids not to get rich.”

“Well…I’d like to move to that job in Central Office, but I don’t know if I’m qualified.”

“I don’t know if I could ask for what I wanted. They may not let me do that.”

As educators, we’ve all heard these statements from our colleagues as they’ve discussed some aspect of our job. These statements are not meant to be depressing, but instead are supposed to show the world how dedicated teachers are  to the kids we teach. These sentiments are usually met with a shake of the head and the sympathizing look that says, “Bless your soul. You’re a teacher.” When we teachers hear that, we feel good (even if for that moment) that someone understands our struggle educating today’s youth.

 

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