Planning During Your Engagement Where will the venue be? The Plaza in NY? The Biltmore in NC? No, those are both too expensive and extravagant. Let's get back on task. You're engaged, but are your students engaged? Your budget will only allow for your classroom to host this event. Your engagement planning should look somewhat [...]
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Last week, I sat down with some college friends of mine and as we discussed our families, our professional lives, and our hopes we came across the topic of career advancement. Two of my friends talked about a recent promotion in which both of them gloated on the bonuses they received from "closing" a major [...]
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In May 2012, The Educator's Room publicly launched by a public school teacher who defiantly announced that "in order for reform in education to work, teachers must be at the table of all conversations about public education." Our mission is one that is simple, yet straightforward for so many teachers: To empower teachers to [...]
Every week in my inbox, I receive emails from teachers who are teetering on the edge of total breakdowns. Sometimes they're stressed about their evaluations while other times they are stressed about the ever increasing workload being put on them, but more times than not, they're in virtual tears because they cannot feed their families. Sometimes [...]
Have you ever had a conversation with a fellow teacher that made you consider changing your whole mindset about something? This afternoon I had a long conversation with a former teacher who I used to support as an Instructional Coach. This teacher is in his fourth year of teaching and is a graduate of the [...]
"I mean even though I taught all of the standards last semester, but I don't feel like my kids learned anything!" These were the words one of the teachers who I support as an Instructional Coach said to me as we sat in her classroom after school discussed all things teaching and learning. This wasn't [...]
I have attended the past eight NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) conferences. The event has become an annual highlight in both my academic and professional careers. For me, the conference has always been about learning. There were some years when I savored a walk through the exhibit hall to discover the newest software [...]
By now the headlines have screamed about how teachers and administrators cheated in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to falsify results from the CRCT exams in elementary and middle schools. As a teacher who worked in APS for several years, these headlines literally make my stomach turn. Despite the claims about answer changing parties, administrators who [...]
Next week, join The Educator’s Room with Founder Franchesca Warren to discuss issues in education and America’s history of systemic racism and how schools perpetuate it. In “Do the Work: A Conversation Around Anti-Racist Teaching In K-12 Schools” a one-night town hall that begins Friday, June 19, Warren will talk with black teachers, activists, thought leaders, and more about this [...]