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[Episode 59] New Teachers: Live Your Best Life Get Organized

January 13th, 2018

In our second installment from our "Live Your Best Teaching Life Webinar" we're discussing how organization can either HELP or SINK your aspirations of being a teacher. With teachers being asked to do so much paperwork, it's important for new teachers to have systems together to stay on top of their work.


[Episode 58] New Teachers: Live Your Best Teacher Life..Dealing With Teacher Burnout

January 13th, 2018

2018 is almost near and many new teachers are feeling defeated! They are overwhelmed with the paperwork, upset with the lackadaisical attitude of students, and they're trying to stay 'afloat' to make it to the next break. Join us as we cover five topics (teacher burnout, organization, confronting negativity, finding your teaching tribe, and planning next steps) that seem to haunt ALL new teachers. Each day you will receive homework that will bridge what you learn to what you need to do to get your life "together".


[Episode 57] Affluent Districts: The Power of the Parents

November 25th, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Linda Darcy, a former administrator and teachers, who shares her experiences in working in an affluent school district vs a struggling school district. In this episode, they cover:

  • the differences in parental involvement
  • the power of parent activism 
  • the 'over policing' of students of color and why students need time to just be kids
  • and more. 

To listen to Linda's podcast, EduCulture, click here

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[Episode 56] The Politics of Mathematics

November 25th, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Dr. Toya Jones Frank a Professor of Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education at George Mason University about the politics of mathematics and what kids really need to be successful mathematicians. In this episode, we discuss the following: 

  • What are the struggles of mathematics education across the grade levels?
  • Is it better to departmentalize mathematics in elmentary schools?
  • What do marginalized students need to be successful mathematicians?
  • How do we go beyond the basic definition of equity and really help kids realize social justice in mathematics?
  • and more

Please share this epside and leave a review on iTunes. To contact Dr. Frank, catch her on Twitter here



[Episode 55] Breaking Through The Shame: Going Through A Divorce

November 22nd, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Traci H., writer/educator and her experiences of going through a divorce while teaching. In this interview they discuss: 

  • the shame of the word divorce
  • how to handle teaching a classroom of 35+ students and a heated divorce
  • what to expect during the divorce process
  • if you should tell your administrator about your divorce
  • and many other tips on surviving 'post-divorce'

To contact Traci please use or reach out to her on Twitter here. As always, share this episode with a teacher and rate us on iTunes. 


[Episode 54] Are Teachers Watching the Decline of Education?

October 22nd, 2017

In the episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Jeremy Adams and his widely popular article, Do Modern Educators Have a Front Row Seat to the American Decline. In this podcast, they discuss the following: 

  • how teachers are on the front line to the societal ills of our society
  • specifically what's the special decline teachers are privy to
  • how teachers can reclaim their happiness by having a "take 2" and "take 3" approaches to education

To find copies of Jeremy's books, please click here. Please leave feedback and share this article with fellow teachers.  



[Episode 53] Helping Dyslexic Students in Schools

October 8th, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Mike T. Dunn, Director of College Counseling at AIM Academy, a school for students with dyslexia. In this interview Mike discusses the following: 

  • how schools can best support students they suspect may have dyslexia
  • what are some of the signs that teachers miss that indicate dyslexia 
  • strategies for schools to be literacy havens beyond the typical tools
  • what parents can do to help support their children with learning disabilities around print. 

To learn more about AIM Academy, please click here. 

You can email Mike at 

Please leave a review and share on social media. 


[Episode 52] Teaching Controversial Topics in Elementary School

October 3rd, 2017

"You can start teaching social justice to students when they're young enough to suffer from social ills."

In this episode of The Educator's Room podcast, we talk to two elementary school teachers, LaNesha from Education From An Apron and Naomi from Read Like a Rockstar about teaching K-5 students about controversial topics. From Charlottesville to Hispanic Heritage month, these teachers have decided that it's not only important to teach social studies from a social justice lens, but also make sure that all students understand why various cultures are important. From creating resources that speak to students to engaging in difficult conversations about why social studies is so important in the  K-5 curriculum, these teachers are ready to teach to the heart of all students. 

During this podcast we cover: 

  • the need for social studies in all K-5 classrooms
  • how they create resources without biases for their K-5 students
  • how teachers can advocate for their students without solely focusing on Black History Month in February
  • and much more. 

For more information on how to reach Naomi and LaNesha, please look below. 

Read Like a Rockstar: 


Education with an Apron

Mindfulness in the Classroom: What is it?

August 26th, 2017

In this episode of The Educator's Room podcast, we interview Lee-Ann Meredith about the use of mindfulness in the classroom and how it can be used to engage the neediest students and teachers. In this lesson we discuss: 

  • what is mindfulness in the classroom
  • some easy strategies for implementation
  • how it helps teachers who are struggling with classroom management
  • the difference between mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning 

and much more...


[Episode 51} From Full-Time Middle School Teacher to Full-Time (Paid) Writer

August 5th, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Britni Danielle, former middle school teacher and current full-time writer for publications including EBONY, ESSENCE, TakePart, Vibe, Teen Vogue, and Heart & Soul. In this raw, eye-opening episode, Britni talks about how/why she left after being a teacher for six years and decided to live her dream of being a teacher. In addition, she gives readers clear steps if they're interested in making the 2017-2018 school year into the year you say YES.

To connect with Britni, please follow her below.
Online Course:
Twitter: @BritniDWrites