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The Educator's Room Podcast
29 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Being an Advocate For Yourself as a Teacher..A Conversation with Angela Watson
In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Angela Watson from The Cornerstone for Teachers, the keynote speaker for the Teacher Self-Care Conference happening in Philadelphia on October 19, 2019. In this conversation, they discuss how teachers can reclaim their time and their self-care.
5 minutes | Dec 28, 2018
[Episode 70] Where Have We Been?
We've been gone for 8 months. Find out what's been happening and when (and if) we're coming back. Spoiler Alert: We are!
47 minutes | Apr 8, 2018
[Episode 69] The Ins and Out of Teacher Burnout
In this episode, Franchesca interviews Shawnta B., as she discusses how she dealt with teacher burnout through a high-risk pregnancy, a bed rest in the hospital, and a move to a new school. During the interview we discussed: what causes the March/April teacher burnout how getting over burnout helped her lose over 40 pounds how changing positions helped her develop as a professional what's next for her in her career since her position was abolished. To follow Shawnta, you can find her follow her here! Twitter: www.twitter.com/educatorbarnes Website: www.educatorbarnes.com To sign up for updates on our second book on Teacher Burnout, please sign up here.
45 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
[Episode 68] Social Studies and The Need for Critical Thinking
In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Megan from Too Cool for Middle School about all things social studies. She starts the conversation discussing how she was able to discover a civil rights icon was part of her husband's genealogy. In addition, she discusses how: social studies is a powerful to help have evidence-based discussions the need for honest conversations around curriculum, etc. To find Megan on social media, follow her on the following links: Twitter: www.twitter.com/toocoolformiddleschool Instagram: www.instagram.com/toocoolformiddleschool Facebook: www.facebook.com/toocoolformiddleschool YouTube: www.youtube.com/toocoolformiddleschool
34 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
[Episode 67] Dealing With Infertility As a Teacher
In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Sarah Hahn Denham, a teacher, and owner of the website Sarah Drinks Water. She discusses her battles with infertility and how she manages everything as a teacher. To contact Sarah, follow the following websites: Blog: sarahdrinksthewater.wordpress.com Instagram: @sarahdrinksallthewater Twitter: @SarahPCOS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahDrinksH2O/ More Resources: National Infertility Awareness Week: https://infertilityawareness.org/ http://Resolve.org
50 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
[Episode 66] What Does It Take For a Principal to Be Successful?
In this episode, Franchesca Warren interviews Stephanie Johnson- an award-winning principal and community leader- about what it takes for a principal to be successful. During this interview we discussed: what qualities you need to have to be a successful school leader the biggest lessons Stephanie learned being a leader in three schools what skill principals need most that they're not getting in schools. To reach out to Stephanie, follow her on Twitter here.
39 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
[Episode 65] Mobilizing Teachers Around the Gun Debate
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. Follow the Designer Teacher here and as always, leave a review and subscribe to our podcast.
40 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
[Episode 64] When Teachers Find Their Own Solutions
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. www.goteachersintouch.com #TeachersInTouch #ALLIn4Teachers #SoTeachersCanTeach
41 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
Episode 63: What Dr. King's Dream Really Meant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
[Episode 62] Everyone Wants to Be An Instructional Coach
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!
25 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
[Episode 61] New Teachers: Finding Your Teacher Tribe
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!
32 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
[Episode 60] New Teachers: Live Your Best Teacher Life: Getting Rid of Negative Co-Workers
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!
28 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
[Episode 59] New Teachers: Live Your Best Life Get Organized
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.
24 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
[Episode 58] New Teachers: Live Your Best Teacher Life..Dealing With Teacher Burnout
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".
41 minutes | Nov 25, 2017
[Episode 57] Affluent Districts: The Power of the Parents
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. Website: http://educulturepodcast.com/ Contact us: http://educulturepodcast.com/contact-us/ Twitter: @educulturetweet
49 minutes | Nov 25, 2017
[Episode 56] The Politics of Mathematics
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.
39 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
[Episode 55] Breaking Through The Shame: Going Through A Divorce
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 email@example.com or reach out to her on Twitter here. As always, share this episode with a teacher and rate us on iTunes.
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2017
[Episode 54] Are Teachers Watching the Decline of Education?
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.
53 minutes | Oct 8, 2017
[Episode 53] Helping Dyslexic Students in Schools
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please leave a review and share on social media.
42 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
[Episode 52] Teaching Controversial Topics in Elementary School
"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: TpT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Read-Like-A-Rock-Star IG: www.instagram.com/ReadLikeaRockStar Blog: http://readlikearockstar.blogspot.com/ Education with an Apron Blog- educationwithanapron.blogspot.com TpT- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-With-An-Apron Instagramam- www.instagram.com/apron_education
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