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Latest Podcast Episodes

Bonus Episode: Maximize Results with your Teacher Support Strategy

By Alberti Strydom | Jun 17, 2024 |

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Empowering Educators! In this episode, we delve into proven teacher support strategies that can significantly enhance student learning outcomes. Discover how to help educators improve their skills and foster a more effective learning environment! Quotables: “Every classroom deserves a teacher who is growing in capacity so that students have the…

319: Leadership in Education: Insights from Ryan Pelkey

By Alberti Strydom | Jun 10, 2024 |

Ryan Pelkey is an educator/speaker/writer and advocate of teacher mental health. With 25 years in education he has seen most, done most and been a part of some amazing schools and taught over 10,000 students. As a current administrator, he is active in restorative practices, instructional leadership and bringing the best out of his teachers,…

Latest Blog Posts

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…

Tips for Advocating for Teachers as an Instructional Coach

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 20, 2024 |

Advocating for teachers as an instructional coach is an underutilized strategy to promote collaboration and achieve goals. To advocate for a teacher means an instructional coach would understand the needs and wants of the teachers and support their efforts in meeting the request. The benefit to successfully advocating for teachers is that it builds relationships,…

Tips for Supporting Teachers at Multiple School Sites

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 6, 2024 |

Being a district teacher leader (instructional coach, PD coordinator, subject area specialist, etc.) means you are supporting teachers at multiple school sites instead of staying at one single school. This can be logistically challenging in addition to meeting the various expectations of each building you support. If you are moving from a school to district…