Hi, I'm Gretchen. 


from peer mentors and cooperating teachers leading in their classrooms to instructional coaches leading in their school building.

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I believe great educators will remain in the profession if they are supported and guided towards excellence.


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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!

What am I here to do for you?

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

256: Habits Over Resolutions

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jan 10, 2022

Though resolutions are fun and exciting to create, they very rarely last long. Habits on the other hand are formative and foundational in our daily lives. As we form habits in the classroom, we will start to have a greater impact on our teachers and students. In this week’s episode, explore ways to create and…

255: Bonus Edition- Interview with Claude Larson

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Dec 27, 2021

Claude Larson, a 25-year veteran of teaching in New Jersey public schools, who later decided to get out of her comfort zone and became an impactful entrepreneur in professional development and teen education. The innovative teaching methods in her books serve teachers who are seeking higher student engagement in the classroom and better student motivation…

Latest Blog Posts

How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Instructional Coach

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jan 3, 2022

The role of an instructional coach is to support the growth and development of teachers in the classroom. There are a variety of ways in which instructional coaches can provide support like leading professional development sessions, facilitating professional learning community meetings, implementing coaching cycles and more! It’s important to know whether these support efforts are…

Leading Quality Professional Development for Teachers

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Dec 20, 2021

Leading quality professional development sessions for teachers is essential to their growth. When teacher leaders provide impactful learning opportunities, educators perform stronger in the classroom. This allows students to be lead by a more proficient teacher which in turn allows students to achieve at higher rates. In the past, professional development sessions have been “sit…

Using Social Media to Promote Your School

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Dec 6, 2021

Social media accounts for schools can be powerful. They promote communication with stakeholders- parents, students, and community members. They showcase what makes the school unique while celebrating the strides made to become a positive, successful learning environment for children. One major drawback for having social media accounts for schools is the time requirement to set…

Coaching Cycles: Macro vs Micro Options

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Nov 22, 2021

Coaching cycles support the growth of teachers in the classroom. They are a sequence of partnership opportunities between the teacher and coach that range from intensive to light support. What support opportunities included in coaching cycles is not black and white. Instructional coaches and other teacher leaders have the flexibility to create support options tailored…