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Whether you are teaching a lesson or learning one yourself, this website is for you!

Blog

See inside my classroom. Read each post to get the “inside scoop” on what is currently happening in our city’s classrooms.

Podcast

Geared towards teachers of all experience levels: tips and tricks for new and aspiring teachers. Hot button topics for careers.

Consulting

Educators of all experience levels can receive individual or group mentorship and coaching to increase effectiveness in class.

Resources

Find excellent instructional resources and webinars available on my Teachable website and TeachersPay Teachers store.

"I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom."

Gretchen

What am I here to do for you?

I am here to empower you (teachers and coaches) to gain instructional effectiveness in the classroom through the content and resources I share here.

Latest Episodes

164: Lead with a Little Grace

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Effective leaders lead people from a place of grace not from an agenda. Everyone faces stressors on the job and being able to acknowledge the timing and size of such stressors in order to lead others towards effective change requires intention and grace. Tune in to hear how to meet your job requirements while leading…

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163: It’s Time for Your Educator Upgrade

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The hardest thing to do is become better on your own when no one is watching. Staying motivated and clear on your purpose without the pressure of a deadline or request from a member of influence is harder than imaginable. Tune in to hear how you can make a significant upgrade to your edu-self so…

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Latest Articles

Thrifty Thursday- 13th Edition

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Thrifty Thursday Each week I bring to you helpful tips to become a more effective educator on the Always A Lesson fan page on Facebook. (Give it a quick like by clicking here!) I decided to start grouping my social media posts into a blog post incase you might have missed anything. Time to get caught up:…

Crack the Classroom Management Code

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Classroom management is a fundamental characteristic of a well-run classroom because of its ability to exponentially make room for learning. It creates structure based on efficient, respectful systems and procedures that cut down on ‘time suckers’ like misbehaviors, misunderstandings and overall distractions. To successfully manage a classroom of students requires two essential teacher behaviors: 1)…

A List of ‘Must Have’ Supplies for a FIRST YEAR Teacher

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Many new teachers are entering the educational profession this year and it is such an exciting time for these folks. They most likely have dreamed of their future classroom and teacher persona for quite some time, but now it becomes a reality. Recently, a new teacher had a  question  about “Must Have” classroom supplies that…

The Inside Scoop on “Looping” with your Students

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Administrators are always trying to find innovative ways to increase teacher efficacy and student achievement in the classroom [see my last post on the departmentalizing model of instruction.] Looping tends to be another popular strategy to also address those two important levers. What is ‘Looping?’ There comes a time in a teacher’s career where they…