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Latest Podcast Episodes

321: Artificial Intelligence with Vicki Davis

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 9, 2024 |

Join us as we immerse in Vicki Davis’s journey as an educator, author, and host.  With over 20+ years of experience in education, specializing in technology and her vast understanding of artificial intelligence, Vicki has touched the life of many students and educators throughout her career. Quotables *All quotables are from the interviewee “I would…

320: Positive School Climate with Matthew Ebert

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 24, 2024 |

Join us as we untangle the inspirational journey of Matthew Ebert, a powerhouse in education and expert in school leadership. With over twenty years of education experience, Matthew’s transformational insights have touched the lives of millions of educators worldwide. Quotables *All quotables are from the interviewee “People are not robots. The investment in the adults……

Latest Blog Posts

10 Ways to Improve Instructional Coaching Practice this Year

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 15, 2024 |

Each school year is an opportunity to grow, especially when we improve instructional coaching practice. Being intentional in how we support the growth of teachers is dual benefit- teachers improve their craft causing students to achieve at higher rates. This post provides 10 ways to improve instructional coaching practice for the school year. Pre-Work Phase…

5 Ways to Enhance your PLC Meetings

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 1, 2024 |

Professional Learning Communities also referred to as PLC’s, allow colleagues to collaborate together to enhance instruction in schools. By collaborating together, teachers can make ideas greater based on the expertise and perspective of their colleagues. The improved learning experience due to PLC’s benefits all students in the school building along with educators. 5 Ways to…

Cultivating Capacity: Nurturing New Teachers into Impactful Educators

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 17, 2024 |

New teachers are full of passion and potential. It’s our job as leaders in our schools to cultivate the capacity of every teacher in our building. How effectively we do that depends on the system of support we create to help teachers thrive. Designing and implementing a plan that attracts, maintains the teaching talent through…

Running Effective Book Clubs in Your Classroom

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 3, 2024 |

Book clubs are a great way to foster a love of reading in students while increasing their ownership in the learning process. It is a strategic instructional decision that requires strong classroom management skills to orchestrate. This is because book clubs are small groups of students reading a common text and discussing the content, meaning…