Posts by Gretchen Schultek Bridgers

171: Burning Out Isn’t An Option

Burn out can happen to anyone and teachers are no exception. But, burn out is taking too many great teachers out of the classroom and into other professions. Our nations’ students deserve the best to be in front of them everyday. Tune in to hear 8 ways to acknowledge and prepare for burned out moments…

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170: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dan Jones

Daniel Jones is a middle school social studies and reading/ language arts teacher. He is a Master Flip Educator and has been teaching in the classroom for the past 13 years. Project Based Learning (PBL) has been at the forefront of Dan‘s instruction for the past seven years. When Dan began flipping his class five years ago, he took PBL…

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Hot Tip Tuesday- 16th 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…

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How to be a Coachable Teacher in 5 Easy Steps

The most impactful decision a teacher can make in their career is to welcome feedback from others about their teaching skillset.  This is because your own opinions are limited by your perspective- you are one person, seeing yourself in one way. But, when you receive feedback from others who have a perspective unlike your own,…

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Thrifty Thursday- 14th Edition

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:…

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169: Unveil the Value in the Daily Grind

Every career choice has a daily grind. Unfortunately, some daily grinds are a lot more difficult than others and the daily grind of a teacher falls into that category. Teacher leaders can partner with teachers to unveil the value in the daily grind so that these tasks not only get completed but the passion for…

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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Learning Walks

Teaching is an evolving profession where educators are expected to keep current on best practices while honing their own craft. Although districts require formal professional development hours to help teachers sharpen skillsets, nothing compares to the honest learning experience that occurs among colleagues watching each other in action. Inevitably, there is someone in your building…

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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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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…

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