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[Episode 65] Mobilizing Teachers Around the Gun Debate

February 22nd, 2018

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Sarah Forst from the Designer Teacher and one of the creators of the Facebook group, Educators Against Gun Violence. They discuss everything from if teachers should be armed in the classroom, to real solutions to stop gun violence in schools and if mental health is to blame for the rash of gun violence in the last 20 years. 


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[Episode 64] When Teachers Find Their Own Solutions

February 18th, 2018

In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews teacher/principal/instructional coach Mr. Haj Womack from Teachers in Touch as he discusses how used the common teacher problem of uninvolved parents to create an app that solved this problem. He discusses the highs (finally getting the app right) to the lows (a developer running off with his money) and how teachers don't have to be rich to find fulfill your dream. 


To learn more about Haj's app, click below. Note: We were not paid for this podcast. We've worked with Haj for the last couple of years and we think he's a pretty cool teacher doing cool things.


Episode 63: What Dr. King’s Dream Really Meant

January 15th, 2018

In this episode, Fran Warren interviews George Cassutto, social studies in the metro DC area and whose parents survived the Holocaust. In this interview, we discuss his article, The Pastor and the President: Race in the American Classroom. In addition, we discuss the real message behind Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech AND how teachers can be brave and teach students about love. In this episode, we discuss: 

  • his parent's and their experiences surviving the Jewish Holocaust and later learning to forgive
  • how to be an advocate of what Dr. King preached about and still keeping your job
  • how teachers can practice spiritual self-care while teaching in the midst of hate. 

To contact George, please visit his website found here or via email at


[Episode 62] Everyone Wants to Be An Instructional Coach

January 13th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to be an Instructional Coach but you're unsure about what you need to be an effective teacher? In this video from The Instructional Coach Academy details the five character traits needed to be an effective instructional coach AND what you can do to secure that job!


[Episode 61] New Teachers: Finding Your Teacher Tribe

January 13th, 2018

In day four of our "Live Your Best Teacher Life"  series, we're discussing how new teachers can strategically connect with people in the building who are going to build them up, not tear them DOWN. To learn more about what we do for new teachers in our comments about The Educator's Room Learning Academy!


[Episode 60] New Teachers: Live Your Best Teacher Life: Getting Rid of Negative Co-Workers

January 13th, 2018

One of the curses of being a new teacher is being surrounded by negativity about what you should (and should not) do. In this episode, we will cover how to overcome negativity to live your best teacher life!


[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

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