Posts by Gretchen Schultek Bridgers

Fire Your Mentor, Hire Your Idol

One of my biggest struggles in my early years of teaching was the lack of help and direction from experts in the field (veteran teachers, administrators, etc.). I attended all necessary training for new teachers, followed all protocol, and even asked questions whenever I could to whomever would listen. But, I still had major growing…

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175: Bonus Edition- Interview with Amber Harper

Amber Harper is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and Innovator, as well as a Seesaw Ambassador. She is also the founder of www.burnedinteacher.com and creator of Burned-In EdTech Consulting and Teacher Coaching where she has joint her two loves in her career: her love of edtech and innovation in the classroom with her obsession for…

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174: You Might Just Be a Superhero

Facing obstacles is a daily occurrence in the life of a teacher. Oftentimes, we educators rely on our support systems to help us overcome struggles, but it turns out when we allow ourselves to be independent and work through our trials alone, we see just what we are made up of…and we make it out…

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How Burn Out Saved my Educator Spirit

A unique opportunity presented itself to partner with Amber from Burned-In Teacher to share my personal story on her podcast about burn out as a classroom teacher. It is not one I talk about often as I focus on the blessings that came from those moments, but walking down memory lane to help teachers stuck in that…

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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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