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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

214: Bonus Edition- Interview with Kyle King

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 29, 2020

Kyle Scott King, is an educator, mentor, four time best-selling author, public speaker, founder and the Chief Executive Officer of The SHINE Institute. Kyle King also is the founder of Blueprint Conferences, a platform for educators to trade the life they have for the one they never knew they wanted. King also serves as the…

213: Bonus Edition- Interview with Erica Terry

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 15, 2020

Erica Terry is a 17 year educator, who currently serves as a professional learning consultant and coach committed to empowering co-teachers to build collaborative relationships  and transform instruction in inclusive classrooms to meet the needs of all students. In addition to her role as a consultant, she also is an edupreneur and host of the…

Latest Blog Posts

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…

Becoming a Coach on the Same Campus Where You Taught

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Jun 8, 2020

Becoming an instructional coach is exciting, but when you are moving into a leadership role on the same campus where you were a teacher, it can bring forward mixed emotions. There are certainly benefits and drawbacks from being promoted within the same organizational structure. Before diving into the list of benefits and drawbacks, I first…

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…