Hi, I'm Gretchen. 


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I believe great educators will remain in the profession if they are supported and guided towards excellence.


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Educators lack ongoing support as they gain years of experience. This leads to burn out and a potential exit out of the profession. Get the support you deserve and a community to lean on. You'll gain clarity on how to improve and excel in your role so you can love what you do again. Growth doesn't happen on your own. Let's do this together!

What am I here to do for you?

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

236: Uncovering the Root

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 5, 2021

Whether you are helping teachers develop their craft or you are in the classroom with students, uncovering the root of a problem is an essential skill. Having a method and strategy when uncovering the root of a problem or issue will help you develop as leader and build trust within your educational community. Tune in…

235: Bonus Episode- Interview with Dustin Pearson

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 22, 2021

Dustin is a seven year educator in suburban Kansas City Missouri who teaches high school special education. Dustin is a devout believer and practitioner  of relationship building with all stakeholders and uses differentiated instruction, PBL, Inquiry, and career based practices to prepare his students for post secondary success. Dustin is also a leader, writer, learner,…

Latest Blog Posts

Creating a Strong Math Culture at your School [Part Two]

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Apr 12, 2021

Is your school making progress in valuing math? How can you tell? Creating a strong math culture is a question we have been discussing recently here on the blog based on a discussion I lead on the Clubhouse app.  Over 20 educators (classroom teachers, administrators, school board members, instructional coaches, and content area specialists) came…

Creating a Strong Math Culture at your School [Part One]

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 29, 2021

How would you rate the math culture at your school on a scale from 1-10 (1 being poor and 10 being excellent)? Are teachers confident at teaching math? Are students excelling in math? I recently lead a discussion on creating a strong math culture at your school on the Clubhouse app under the Instructional Coaching…

Must Have Supplies for An Instructional Coach

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 15, 2021

As an instructional coach, there are certain items that can make supporting teachers easier. Each of the items shared here are highly recommended by myself as a teacher leader working in multiple buildings across a large district. Grab a binder and fill it with essentials like your standards, pacing guide, and teacher performance rubrics. Below…

Must Haves for Educators

By Gretchen Schultek Bridgers | Mar 2, 2021

I often to get asked for educational recommendations, from books to classroom materials, that I decided to put together a list of my Top 10 favorite things for you. I have even included links so you can make these resources some of your very own favorites starting today! Books Teach Like A Champion by Doug…