Hi, I'm Gretchen. 


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Educators lack ongoing support as they gain years of experience. This leads to burn out and a potential exit out of the profession. Get the support you deserve and a community to lean on. You'll gain clarity on how to improve and excel in your role so you can love what you do again. Growth doesn't happen on your own. Let's do this together!

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As a teacher, teacher leader and now teacher trainer, there are many lessons I have learned about what makes teachers effective. Through the content I share on my website, I empower you to reach your potential. Click to listen --->

"I am an educator of 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."


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Latest Podcast Episodes

248: Starting Strong

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 20, 2021

If you are a teacher leader – this is for you! It is important to support others to be successful faster. Many times, administration and instructional coaches want to support teachers, but don’t have a game plan ready or data from the previous year to best do that. In this episode you will hear about…

247: Reframing the Apology

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 6, 2021

This past year has challenged educators to look at education and learning in a new light. Do you find yourself apologizing for how you are implementing your teaching? This podcast episode speaks on our initial reaction to apologize for how we are having to change. Instead, let’s reframe and hear about a better way to…

Latest Blog Posts

Starting Coaching Cycles at your School Site

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Sep 13, 2021

Coaching cycles are a way for instructional coaches to individually support classroom teachers. The role of an instructional coach is to guide the growth and development of teachers. Coaching cycles provide a roadmap instructional coaches can follow to keep teachers on the growth trajectory. This post will share how to get started with coaching cycles…

Celebrating International Literacy Day

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 30, 2021

International Literacy Day is September 8th. It became an official holiday celebrated around the world in 1967 as a way to work towards creating a more literate society. This holiday can be celebrated by everyone in the community, and doesn’t have to only be for one day either. It could become a week long or…

Learning Objectives: 3 Things Students Must Know

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 16, 2021

Learning objectives are goals teachers set for each lesson. These objectives are skills students are acquiring rather than content topics being covered. Students work hard to achieve the objective by the end of the instructional lesson. Teachers often write these objectives on the board to share them with students. Administrators look for them when they…

Light the Spark in Team Synergy

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 2, 2021

Team synergy can be difficult to create but highly impactful when cultivated. Artfully bringing together the perfect recipe of individuals on a team allows their strengths to shine, their instructional proficiency to soar, and their impact on students to skyrocket. The question is then… How do you create the most effective combination of team members?…