111: Building Capacity Through Relationships

If you are in education, you are in the people business. In order to have a successful school year, students and teachers need to feel supported. By building capacity, you are investing in people, and that has a high return on investment. Tune in to hear how teacher leaders can empower classroom teachers to attain their own dreams while also meeting school requirements.

Quotables

  • Teachers focus on kids. Leaders focus on teachers who focus on kids
  • You may not be in an administrative role but that doesn’t mean your influence has a ceiling
  • You propel change and build momentum from within
  • You are on the same team
  • Teacher leaders know their teachers on the deepest of levels because your ear is so close to the street
  • Make people your #1 goal
  • When its close to your heart, you’ll take care of it

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  • Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
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  • Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College

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About the author, Gretchen

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.