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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

157: Don’t Confuse Your E’s

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Engagement and empowerment not only have different meaning, but they hold different values in the classroom as students become leaders of their own learning. Fine tune your definition of engagement and empowerment by listening to this episode as well as gain tips and tricks to upgrade your teaching efficacy in the classroom. Quotables The more…

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156: Don’t Rush to the Rescue

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It is easy to categorize student’s potential based on their misbehaviors, but we miss opportunities to help students develop critical skills in order to reflect, adjust and become their best selves. Burgess and Houf state, “separate the deed from the doer and work to change the deed.” Tune in for tips on how to do…

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Latest Articles

Tips & Tricks for Departmentalizing Across Your Grade Level

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It is no secret that educators want to make a positive change in and around their schools on a daily basis. That driving force puts student achievement and teacher efficacy front of mind as administrator’s plan and design academic structures for the upcoming school year. One method that seems to be gaining popularity in recent…

Top 10 ‘Must Listen’ Episodes from the Empowering Educators Podcast

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The Always A Lesson’s Empowering Educators Podcast has been around since June 14, 2015. It is currently in the Top 200 Education Podcasts in the K-12 category on iTunes, with over 100,000 downloads to listeners in 46 countries worldwide. If you need a weekly ‘pick-me-up’ to remind yourself of the amazing work you are doing…

Thrifty Thursday- 12th 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:…

5 Tips for Closing Up Your Classroom at the End of the School Year

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The end of the school year is approaching and teachers still have so much to do. Once students have completed their end of year assessments and classes have celebrated with special parties, it’s time to say goodbye to a productive year of precious memories and head into summer. On the last day of school, students…