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Latest Podcast Episodes

Bonus Episode: Maximizing Teacher Impact

By Alberti Strydom | May 20, 2024 |

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Empowering Educators! In this episode, we discuss how to enhance student learning. Discover how to help educators improve their skills and foster a more effective learning environment! Quotables: “Each district and school operates so differently and especially as to how they use a teacher leader, aim for, and…

317: AI with Angela Watson

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 13, 2024 |

Join us as we unravel the remarkable journey of Angela Watson, a powerhouse in education and expert in the incorporation of AI in the classroom. With over a decade of classroom experience, Angela’s transformational insights have touched the lives of millions of educators worldwide. Quotables *All quotables are from the interviewee  “How is this going…

Latest Blog Posts

Tips for Advocating for Teachers as an Instructional Coach

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 20, 2024 |

Advocating for teachers as an instructional coach is an underutilized strategy to promote collaboration and achieve goals. To advocate for a teacher means an instructional coach would understand the needs and wants of the teachers and support their efforts in meeting the request. The benefit to successfully advocating for teachers is that it builds relationships,…

Tips for Supporting Teachers at Multiple School Sites

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | May 6, 2024 |

Being a district teacher leader (instructional coach, PD coordinator, subject area specialist, etc.) means you are supporting teachers at multiple school sites instead of staying at one single school. This can be logistically challenging in addition to meeting the various expectations of each building you support. If you are moving from a school to district…

Building Relationships with a Large Caseload of Teachers

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 22, 2024 |

Building relationships with teachers can be challenging for instructional coaches, especially when you are supporting a large caseload of teachers. Regardless of difficulty, it can be done. And its advantageous to figure out just how to do it too. This post will outline ways instructional coaches can build relationships with a large group of teachers.…

Teacher Essentials for Classroom & Career Success

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 8, 2024 |

There are four essential aspects of instruction that have the greatest impact on student learning- lesson design, classroom management, student engagement as well as student ownership and accountability. This post explores the teacher essentials for classroom and career success. The Discovery Throughout my years as a classroom teacher, I helped numerous students become successful learners…