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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

217: Bonus Edition- Interview with Kelly Jackson

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 3, 2020

Kelly taught for 6 years in the elementary classroom- 2nd and 3rd grade. During that time she loved teaching and encouraging her kiddos but found that her strength as a teacher really was in the area or organization. In 2016, she started her blog, The Simply Organized Teacher. Shortly after launching that blog, she launched a…

216: Bonus Edition- Interview with Mandy Rice

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 27, 2020

Teach On A Mission is a company Mandy built to help teachers build sustainable classrooms so they can stay there longer. After ten years in the classroom, she’s now dedicating her time to helping teachers flip their classrooms so they can confidently get through their calendar and do more than lecture in class. She’s supporting…

Latest Blog Posts

Tips for Nailing an Interview in Education

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Aug 3, 2020

Going for an interview in education is an exciting endeavor! It can also bring up some anxiety as you wonder what to expect from the experience. As someone who has completed an interview in education for countless teachers and administrators in various districts, I can tell you that there are certain trends that appear in…

Suggested Reading List for Instructional Coaches

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 20, 2020

A reading list specifically for instructional coaches is one way teacher leaders can continue their own learning and hone their craft. The suggested reading list below are all titles recommended by teacher leaders in the field. By no means do you need to read all of these books. This list is simply a way to…

Instructional Coach Entry Plan: First 30 Days on the Job

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jul 6, 2020

If you don’t have an entry plan going into your role as an instructional coach then the first thirty days on the job can be taxing. This post will provide a roadmap for those who have recently been hired as an instructional coach, are switching campuses or are looking for a stronger way to begin…

Leading a PLC Data Chat

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 15, 2020

A data chat with a professional learning community can be a powerful tool to increase teacher proficiency and student achievement. Having a process in place to lead a productive and successful discussion is imperative to achieving the change you desire.   Get Ready for a Data Chat Before diving into a data chat, there are…