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The Science of Reading has replaced Guided Reading. Switching to something new can feel hard and frustrating. Tune into this episode and become encouraged and empowered by Linda Rhyne. She talks about what Science of Reading is, why it’s replaced Guided Reading and how you can implement it. Tune in now! Quotables *All quotables are…
In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, Gretchen talks about the importance of critical thinking. She shares relatable stories, a lesson and then four keys to building critical thinking that lasts. Tune into this episode and leave empowered to support critical thinking skills within yourself and your students. Quotables Critical thinking is the biggest…
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Guiding questions prompt reflection and higher level thinking. When instructional coaches and administrators use them to support teachers, they are able to grow at a faster pace. Read the blog post below to find out what these questions are, why we need to use them, and how it actually moves teacher performance forward. What are…
Onboarding is essential for staff be able to do their role effectively. Onboarding establishes expectations and offers support. Dictionary.com defines onboarding as “the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization or familiarizing a new customer or client with one’s products or services.” Onboarding should be the entry point from which all…
Switching positions or grade levels as an educator can feel overwhelming. Change can be scary because it is unknown, but the tips shared in this blog post will help make the transition in position or grade level easier. Researching If you are ready for a change in your career as an educator, researching options for…
Teacher mentorship is essential for the growth and development of staff. Oftentimes, mentorship is an afterthought and poorly executed. This leaves teachers struggling to make an impact in the classroom. Before designing a mentorship process or program, it’s important to hand pick the perfect candidates to perform the mentor duties. They are the ones that…