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.

 bitter teacher12. Taking the Bitterness Out of Teaching by Franchesca Warren

For years, I thought that being bitter came with the territory of being a teacher. When I  first entered the classroom I was a bubbly person always volunteering to lead a committee or sponsor an after school activity; however, by year five I was burnt out.  Sensing I was becoming bored, I decided it was time to relocate to another city. Upon  finding a new position I was re-energized, but  by year three I gradually felt my old feelings  coming back. I was once again feeling burnt out and bitter all over again. My feelings weren’t toward  the kids, but with the politics  that run abound in districts and schools across the country. During faculty meetings, I’d find myself mutter angrily at new policies, scowling at the administration,and smirking at the attempts at educational reform. I was officially  a ‘bitter teacher’.  

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