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

Shaking, Sanitized Hands: Building New Student Relationships while Grieving Old Ones

My hands were shaking as the bell rang for the first day of the 2020-2021 school year. I know it sounds cliche to say that my hands were shaking. Everyone writes that their hands were shaking to indicate nervousness but I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that my hands were literally shaking so hard [...]

By |2020-11-19T10:27:49-05:00November 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19|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

Do the Work: Equity Symposium for Teachers

On September 12th, we have our first virtual symposium of the year, "Do the Work: Equity Symposium for Educators" as we carefully examine race, equity, and privilege in K-12 schools. This work comes after a widely successful series of Facebook Live Discussions where thousands of educators talked about various issues related to equity in schools [...]

By |2020-08-23T23:30:42-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Do The Work|4 Comments

Universities Collaborate on the Biggest Experiment in Higher Ed: Reopening

By Kate Brennan This fall universities across the nation will collaborate on Higher Ed’s largest experiment: opening their doors during a worldwide pandemic. Wittingly or not, faculty and students have been enlisted as the test subjects.  Even with coronavirus cases spiking nationally, with proof that individuals of all ages - including children - can die from this highly communicable disease, [...]

By |2020-08-03T16:38:02-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Current Events in Education|1 Comment
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