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.

The Dirty Secret of Implementing Independent Reading: Fund What You Believe

“Students need to read like writers and they need to write like readers.” ― Kelly Gallagher The current craze in education is around giving students choice in what they read in an attempt to get them excited about reading again. This idea as basic as it has "lit" a fire in teachers in demanding that students have [...]

By | 2018-05-06T16:09:22+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum, Literacy|0 Comments

50 Years Later: What Teachers Need to Remember About Dr. King’s Legacy

"Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want [...]

[Episode 66] What Principals Need to Be Successful

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Stephanie Johnson, the award-winning principal and now Deputy Superintendent of School District Effectiveness with Georgia Department of Education. During this interview, they discuss the steps that aspiring principals need to complete to become principals and what already established principals can do to help turn around their school culture. To [...]

By | 2018-04-03T18:20:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education, Ask a Teacher|0 Comments

Diverse Books to Read For Women’s History Month (K-5 Edition)

  In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month with loads of fanfare and every year since a special Presidential Proclamation is issued which honors the extraordinary achievements of women. However, how does that look in our classrooms? What books can we use to teach students about the extraordinary contributions of women in [...]

By | 2018-03-05T22:34:19+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments