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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."


Latest Episodes

202: Where are your Chapters Leading You?

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jan 13, 2020

The chapters in your life are leading you somewhere. You have the choice where that destination is and you have the control along the way to shift your path if you so choose. Tune in to hear about 3 pivotal moments in my educational career that acted as catapults into the next chapter of a…

201: Listen to the Voice Within

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Dec 30, 2019

Sometimes we ignore our inner voice that prompts us to discover our greatest assets. We are too consumed with fitting in when we need to stand out in our own unique way. Our gifts will not only enhance our lives, but those around us who we lead. Tune in to hear 3 practical steps you…

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Latest Articles

Coach Focus: How to Help Teachers Engage Students

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jan 20, 2020

Teacher leaders can help classroom teachers engage students in authentic, meaningful ways. As a matter of fact, student interaction is not the same as student engagement. A compliant class that interacts with each other and the content of the lesson translates to limited engagement and a low rate of learning. But, when teacher leaders provide…

What is a Mastermind?

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jan 9, 2020

There’s a very popular practice in the business world where movers and shakers get together to brainstorm new ideas and support each other in reaching new levels in their business. When many brilliant minds come together they create one MASTER mind. This think tank allows everyone to learn from each other’s experiences while gaining ideas,…

Coach Focus: How to Help Teachers Manage A Classroom

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jan 6, 2020

Teacher leaders can help teachers manage a classroom effectively and efficiently. As they partner together, they can pull back the curtain on an old myth- to be a good teacher, you must control your class. Control is not the same as manage. To take it a step further, to manage a CLASSROOM is more effective…

Coach Focus: How to Help Teachers Design Lessons

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Dec 23, 2019

If you are leading teachers in any capacity, you will want to help them design lessons that are accurate, aligned, and impactful. Accuracy refers to teachers being able to deliver correct information to students in a lesson. They are able to take complex information and break it down into easy-to-understand snippets without losing any accuracy…