The Educator’s Room Podcast

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[Episode 39] How to Engage With Students Who Are Behaviorally Challenged

November 22nd, 2016

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Have you ever received a child in your class who as soon as you see them you know they will be a behavior challenge? Call it teacher intuition, but you can feel it- and most times you're right. You stay up late racking your brain for strategies for these students, but many times you don't have the time or the resources to effectively engage with them how they need to be engaged. In this episode, Franchesca interviews Amy Arnold- a lifelong educator, TER Writer, behavior specialist, and advocate for students with special needs about how teachers can engage the students who are traditionally looked upon as "bad" by their classmates and teachers.

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[Episode 38] Hi, I’m a Teacher and I’m Homeless

November 8th, 2016

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During this episode, Franchesca Warren talks with Vivett Dukes- a veteran NYC teacher about her experiences with being homeless while teaching. The number of homeless students in U.S. has doubled since before the recession. The number of homeless children in public schools has doubled since before the recession, reaching a record national total of 1.36 million in the 2013-2014 school year, according to new federal data. But that leads us to ask, what about the teachers who find themselves in similar situations? Vivette gets deeply personal as she discusses the "small" setbacks that led to her and her daughter becoming homeless and how she was able to persevere and "get back on her feet". In addition, Franchesca and Vivette discuss the skyrocketing rent prices in New York City and things teachers can do to make their financial situations better.

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[Episode 37] The Microagressions of Mispronouncing A Student’s Name

October 10th, 2016

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During this episode, we discuss the mispronouncing of student's names and how something that small (to us) can be viewed by students.

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[Episode 36] Teaching in the Dominican Republic to Practice Self-Care

October 2nd, 2016

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During this episode, Franchesca Warren talks with The Educator's Room writer, Whitney Kaulbach as she discusses how her journey to self-care took her to teaching in The Dominican Republic. For the past couple of weeks, we've discussed the need for teachers to not only advocate for self-care but to understand that teachers must be taken care of as a whole. The Whole Teacher Movement is defined as the need for every teacher, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. The Whole Teacher Movement is defined as the need for every teacher, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. So Whitney followed her heart and in August she began her journey of teaching overseas. In this interview you will learn about: -the need to practice teacher self-care -how her family of three transitioned to the Dominican Republic -why it took her two years to find the right school -the main difference between education in the United States to the Caribbean -how she "tied up loose ends" with her home district of twenty years

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[Episode 35] The Whole Teacher Belief System And Why Schools Should Use It

September 25th, 2016

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In episode 8 of season two, Franchesca Warren discusses why schools need to embrace a Whole Teacher focus in building the culture in their school. She not only discusses what the whole teacher movement looks like, but she discusses how focusing on teacher happiness will help teachers stay in the profession.

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[Episode 34] Are Our First Amendment Rights Coming in Second?

September 17th, 2016

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In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews 7th-grade History Teacher and Writer, Mr. Jake Miller about our first amendment rights. During this conversation we discuss Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem, the 2016 Presidential Election among other things all while asking the question- are our first amendment rights coming in second?

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[Episode 33] ] How to Create a Growth Mindset School

September 9th, 2016

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In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Dee Priester from Mid-Pacific Institute from the island of Hawaii about how he has created a growth mindset school for his K-12 school. During this podcast, we will discuss the following: - advice for administrators to empower teachers and students as partners in learning. - strategies they use to instill a growth mindset in all partners of the school. - the need for meaningful technology to engage everyone in the school.

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[Episode 32] Five Affirmations Teachers Need for The New School Year

September 5th, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 5 Season two of The Educator's Room podcast! Have you ever felt like "something" is missing but you can't put your finger on it? Well in this episode, Franchesca discusses five affirmations teachers need as they start the school year. These affirmations are simple and if used effectively (posting them around the house, saying them everyday, can help you maneuver through the school year.

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[Episode 31] Why I Left Teaching to Poop in a Bucket

August 21st, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 2 Season two of The Educator's Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca interviews Christina Gil, former seventeen-year public school veteran about why she decided to use her mid-life crisis to leave teaching and go and live on a homestead community in rural Missouri. Every teacher has gone through it- days where you wonder if the kids are becoming more difficult or if it's time for you to try something new. Well, our guest tonight, Christina Gil did that she's here to discuss teacher self-care and her experiences. Tonight we will talk about implementing the Genius Hour in middle and high school. During this podcast we will discuss: -why she left teaching in New Hampshire to live in a rural community. -how she was able to financially afford to leave teaching and she manages her budget. -how she homeschools her two small children and how that's totally different from teaching high school English. -advice for teachers who are looking for something "new"..

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Episode 30: What is the Genius Hour in Schools?

August 15th, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 2 Season two of The Educator's Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca interviews, Jennifer White from Teaching Teens in the 21st Century, blogger, English/Language Arts teacher, and Genius Hour expert! Engaging students during school is a hot topic in all schools, regardless of the school's community or socioeconomic background. Within the last couple of years, many schools have started to use the premise from Google to allow students and/or teachers to implement 20% of their time for something they're passionate about. Tonight we will talk about implementing the Genius Hour in middle and high school.

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