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[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



[Episode 50] Being Black at School

July 23rd, 2017

in this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Kelly Hurst, Executive Director of Being Black at School, as we discussed the realities of being black at school-the good, bad, and ugly. This episode doesn't do the obligatory talk about "race" but they go "deep" into not only the realities but what teachers can do to really do the work. In this episode, we discuss...

  • the background of how being Black in School was started
  • the bias that many teachers have towards students of color
  • why the work of Being in Black in School is needed
  • why being colorblind does not help a situation
  • three things for educators to do TODAY to start the work of deconstructing an educational system that swallows our most vulnerable students. 

Resources Discussed in this episode:

Here's how to connect to Kelly:
10 Things Schools Can Do Today for Black Students on our Medium channel



[Episode 49] How the Healthcare Bill Affects You As a Teacher

June 24th, 2017

cIn this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews John Palmer from, T.R.A.G.I.C, as we discuss why teachers should be concerned about what's in this "new" health care bill and why teachers must fight political party partisan when it comes to our livelihood. During the interview the following topics are discussed:

  • how T.R.A.G.I.C. changed the face of healthcare in Georgia when teachers were faced with
  • how this new medical bill has the potential to severely change how students in our classroom are serviced 
  • why teachers must put aside partisan and vote for their livelihood


To learn more about T.R.A.G.I.C., please contact John at any of the following contacts.




[Episode 48] Training Students to Be Teachers

June 24th, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca interviews Adrian Layne, a veteran English/Language Arts teacher who runs a magnet program that trains students to be teachers. In this conversation we discuss: 

  • the inception of her teacher training program
  • the increase and/or decline of student enrollment 
  • the collaboration between elementary teachers and the students

and everything in between! If you've been considering some ways that teachers can train up the next generation of teachers, this is a great episode to listen to and leave us feedback on! 

To get in contact with Adrian, click here.



[Episode 47] Living Your Best Life: A Teacher’s Story on Being Fit and Finally Free

June 23rd, 2017

In this episode, Franchesca Warren, interviews Almetria Turner from Fit and Finally Free about her journey from being 347 pounds to losing 177 pounds- without pills, teas, or surgery. In this episode, Almetria not only discusses her journey but the round blocks she encountered and why teachers have to be physically healthy. Note: Almetria will be a workshop presenter at the Teacher Self-Care One-Day Workshop in Memphis, October 7th, 2017! 

To register for this conference, click HERE


Facebook: and Finally Free
Linked in and FB-Almetria Turner