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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

211: Bonus Edition- Interview with Kim Strobel

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 18, 2020

Kim Strobel is the owner of Strobel Education, education consultant, and motivational speaker. She’s its driving force. Her wisdom, positivity, and strength inform every aspect—and it shows in the inspiring workshops she presents to teachers who seek to make a difference. She puts herself “in the trenches” with teachers because she was once there herself…

BONUS: Stay Empowered!

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 11, 2020

This episode has an exciting announcement for only loyal podcast listeners. It is a way to go deeper with the content learned on this show and provides a community of support in the implementation process of growing from teacher to an empowered educator. Learn more here: Don’t forget the time-sensitive code by 5/17/20: FOUNDER…

Latest Blog Posts

Onboarding: How to Support a New Hire at your School

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 25, 2020

Great teachers will remain in the field of education if they are supported. One way to do this is through onboarding. One of the duties for teacher leaders, specifically instructional coaches, is onboarding new staff to the school. This means that the teacher leader is in charge of helping that new hire acclimate into the…

New Teacher Gift Ideas

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 18, 2020

If you have a student teacher or a new teaching colleague joining the staff, you might be wondering about new teacher gift ideas. This post will give you plenty of options for how to support a new teacher while showing appreciation and encouragement for their new journey into the educational profession. New Teacher Gift Ideas…

What is a “Teacher Leader” Anyway?

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 11, 2020

For a while, I have been using the term “teacher leader” to mean anyone who supports teachers in their development. Because that is a broad term, I thought it would be important to dig deeper into what a teacher leader is, does and the impact they have in the educational field. What is a “Teacher…

How to Implement “PD in a Box” at your School Site

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 27, 2020

“PD in a Box” has become a new, engaging way for teachers to learn at their own pace and on their own timetable. Professional Development usually occurs in-person as an onsite meeting among staff. Teaching best practices or new instructional initiatives are introduced and expectations for implementation are described. These meetings are usually jam packed…