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WE HELP TEACHERS BECOME BETTER, 

from new teachers who are struggling to find their rhythm to veteran teachers wanting to reach the next level!

There is ALWAYS A LESSON to be learned!

What am I here to do for you?

I am here to empower you (teachers and coaches) to gain instructional effectiveness in the classroom through the content and resources I share here.

Blog

Read each post to get the “inside scoop” on what is currently happening in our city’s classrooms.

Podcast

Listen in for tips and tricks on becoming your best in your educational role to best help students.

Consulting

Receive individualized mentorship and coaching to increase effectiveness in your educational role.

Resources

Access instructional webinars and printable resources to upgrade your effectiveness as an educator.

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"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."

Gretchen

Latest Episodes

193: When You Can’t Find the Answer

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No matter how much experience we have as educators, there are moments in our career where we have no answers. Our heads are banging against the wall and our brains are overworked trying to figure out solutions to the obstacles we are facing without any relief in sight. Luckily, our experiences help us recognize these…

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192: 5 Secrets to Success in the Classroom

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New teachers struggle to hone in on the most important factors to ensure a strong start and finish to their very first school year due to all the distractions of shiny objects on social media. Tune in to hear 5 secrets to success that help any new teacher achieve veteran status in no time. You’ll…

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Latest Articles

5 Tips for Succeeding in the Classroom

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Succeeding in the classroom can be tricky. There is so much to learn, little time to learn it, and not much feedback when you try it out on your own. To make matters worse, everywhere you turn, there is advice for what the new best thing is to incorporate into your teaching methods. Where is…

From College to the Classroom- Why Didn’t I Learn THIS?

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Were you prepared to start your first year in the classroom? I know I wasn’t. I went to a four year college to receive my bachelor’s degree in Education. And yet, I wasn’t prepared to take on my first year. I learned a lot of theory and history with very little practical application. I had…

10 Tips for Moving into a Coaching Role as a Teacher

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Moving into a coaching role as a teacher can be daunting for anyone. You spent years in the classroom perfecting your craft and all of a sudden you are in a new role and feel like a first year teacher all over again. But, you don’t have to. This post serves as a guide for…

A Day in the Life of an Instructional Coach

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What does a day in the life of an instructional coach look like? This is one post of many in the Instructional Coach Blog Series. Catch up on the series below: Preparing the behind-the-scenes tasks of an instructional coach How to set up your instructional coaching space Conducting a classroom observation with clarity and precision Providing models of expert teaching through…