Franchesca Warren, Author at The Educators Room

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

The Teacher Learns the Lesson: Reminiscing on 48 Years of Teaching

  Every future teacher has a lot to learn in college, but as I would soon find out after my college graduation day, nothing beats the “on the job training” you get when you go through that first year of teaching.  I was so excited when I received my first teaching job in Florida back [...]

We’re Just People Who Don’t Want To Be Killed! A Student Reflection About Insurrection

By Tina Starks, Instructional Coach and policy fellow with Teach Plus, CA A piece of our worth was stolen today. It’s January 6, 2021, and a mob brandishing the flag of the Confederacy as well as the campaign flags of the outgoing President stormed into the Senate Chamber.  The trauma of seeing a respectful treatment [...]

By |2021-01-25T23:43:38-05:00January 26th, 2021|History|0 Comments

Betsy DeVos Resigns: Most Teachers Say Good Riddance

In the wake of the domestic terrorism by Trump supporters, Betsy DeVos was the second Cabinet from the Trump administration who has resigned. In her resignation letter sent on Thursday, she directly pointed to President Donald Trump for flaming the seeds of tension as his supporters stormed the nation's capital. In her statement released to [...]

By |2021-01-08T01:11:23-05:00January 8th, 2021|Current Events in Education|0 Comments

Class Divide in Emergency Learning: A Crisis Overseas

By: Barry Anthony Parrenas & Mer Inisa Ogario September 10, 2020 Six years ago, our hometown was struck by Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), the strongest typhoon that has made landfall in recent history. At least 20,000 people died and went missing after the storm; several of our families and friends included. Directly facing the Pacific [...]

By |2020-09-10T15:44:52-04:00September 10th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments
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