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


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


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


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


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."


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

168: Let Students Lead the Way


Students have the insight into how they learn best. It’s up to the educator to tap into this insight when designing lessons so that potential isn’t wasted in a child. There is always a reason behind a student behavior and when educators know their kids in and out, they can uncover these motivations and preferences…

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167: Even Out the Ingredients


Teaching can be a challenge when balance is lacking in the classroom, whether academic or behavior related. By evening out the ingredients of the classroom composition, teachers can sustain balance, sanity and happiness for all. Tune in to hear multiple strategies for problem solving the lack of balance in your classroom. Quotables I grew through…

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Latest Articles

The Power of Mentorship


Perfecting one’s craft is the key to having a successful career in any field. Improvement doesn’t come fast or easy though. In fact, it can be quite tricky to gain knowledge and expertise without the help of someone more knowledgeable to teach you the ropes. That’s why having a more experienced mentor in the same…

Teaching Should Be More Like Chick-Fil-A


As a converted southerner (out of 8 states I have lived in, 3 have been in the south), I have a tremendous love for the delicious and highly addictive food chain, Chick-Fil-A [CFA]. If you have never heard about this company before, let me give you a quick run-down. Chick-Fil-A: The Company CFA is a…

Hot Tip Tuesday- 15th Edition


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…

What is the Difference Between a ‘Novel Study’ and ‘Book Club’?


It is no surprise that teaching out of a textbook can become dull and boring day after day. Many teachers want to spruce up their Literacy block in efforts to motivate any reluctant readers. (Need help structuring your Literacy block? Read my blog post here.) Two popular trends teachers are talking about to do just…