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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

161: Finding Magic in Every Kid, Every Day

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There are moments throughout the day where kids reach out to an adult hoping to make a connection. Oftentimes, these attempts are not recognized by busy adults and in the end opportunities go unnoticed for a child to fulfill their potential. Tune in to hear a powerful story about Les Brown who defied all odds…

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160: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dr. James Davis

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Dr. James Davis has been an educator for the past 17 years, serving as a Professor, Principal, Assistant Principal of Instruction, and classroom teacher. He has his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education. His areas of expertise include school turn-around, elementary education, middle grades education, increasing student achievement, and teacher…

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Latest Articles

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…

Hot Tip Tuesday- 14th Edition

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Hot Tip Tuesday 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 in case you didn’t catch it in your feed. (Want…

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…