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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

167: Even Out the Ingredients

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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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166: Control the Change

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Change is inevitable. It happens to the best of us. But, when change happens to us, it can be challenging to make the most of the opportunity because our emotions get in the way. Tune in to hear 4 tips for how to control the change happening to you so that you can still become…

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Latest Articles

Teaching Should Be More Like Chick-Fil-A

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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

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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…

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

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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…

How to Build Up Your Classroom Library in No Time

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One of the major to-do list items for teachers upon returning to school in the Fall is classroom set-up. A large chunk of that responsibility is to establish an area of the classroom for a library, only then to have the added pressure to fill it up with great literature for students. Some schools are…