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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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[Episode 29.5]: Building Classroom Libraries for Independent Reading and Student Choice

August 7th, 2016

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Introduction Welcome to Episode 1 Season two of The Educator's Room podcast! In this episode, Franchesca interviews, Colette Bennett, Literacy Teacher Extraordinaire and proponent of choice in reading. This year we are going around the world to talk to educators who are doing awesome things- just like you. Starting the school year is always tough for teachers as we try to balance what the pacing guide says and what we know our kids need. During this podcast we will discuss: strategies to encourage teachers to allow students to have a choice in what they read for class. possible roadblocks for teachers and students in choosing books for their readings. strategies to encourage independent reading in the classroom. advice for administrators to understand the shift in practices with independent reading and choice in reading selection. Resources discussed in the podcast Colette's blog: www.usedbookclassroom.wordpress.com Colette's articles on The Educator's Room Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It--Order here.

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[Episode 29] Special Education: A Conversation with a Mom of An Autistic Mom and Special Education Teacher

April 24th, 2016

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In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network reported that approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. So what happens if you're a special educaiton teacher and your son is diagnosed with autism?

In this episode we talk with Teresa C. from Embracing the Spectrum where we discuss autism, special education, and everything in between. Please take me a moment and visit her blog www.embracingthespectrum.com and leave her a message.

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[Episode 27] An Interview with John Thomas, Musician, Educator, Activist

April 5th, 2016

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In this episode, Franchesca Warren has a spirited conversation with TER Writer, John Thomas, about everything about the current Presidential candidates, his job as a college professor vs. high school English teacher, his life as a musician, and everything in between. Learn how to manage your time for you to not only teach but to live your dreams. Also, he tells us unequivocally who would be the BEST President for public education. Hint: It's not who you think.

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Episode 25: For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…An Interview With Christopher Emdin

March 28th, 2016

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In this 45 minute interview, Franchesca Warren interviews Christopher Emdin author of "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood..:. During this interview they discuss:

-His experience as a Science Teacher in New York City -Why he decided to name his book.."For White Teachers Who Teach in the Hood.." -His take on engaging students in your classroom -Why educators of color should be the ones designated for discipline with students in urban schools. -How to better support students in urban schools.

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[Episode 24] 5 Things All Teachers Should Do in the Morning

March 14th, 2016

In this episode, Franchesca Warren discusses some morning routines to get you focused and ready for students.

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[Episode 23] Are Instructional Coaches Needed?

February 26th, 2016

In this episode, we discuss are instructional coaches needed in schools in 2016? If so, how can their role be more effective? During this talk, we discuss how instructional coaches can be used to positively affect the school culture and overall student achievement.

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[Episode 22] What Do You Do With Messy Co-Workers?

February 26th, 2016

In this episode, we discuss how to deal with an abundance of gossiping in the school house. We discuss real strategies to keep you focused on learning.

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