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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.

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

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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

195: Bonus Edition- Interview with Nick Tokman

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Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, empowers others to overcome all of the distractions and obstacles that get in the way of owning who they are so they achieve THEIR definition of success. An engaging and animated professional speaker, he directs his audiences to focus their attention on what’s important for them…

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194: Being a Knowledge Hoarder is Holding you Back

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We often overly consume and under-implement. I call this practice “knowledge hoarding” and it isn’t helpful in getting us to reach our goals or potential. We need to implement what we are learning instead of overloading our brains with knowledge time and time again. Tune in to hear 5 tips to making sense of our…

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Latest Articles

How to Set Up Learning Walks in your Building

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Are you wondering how to set up learning walks in your building? It is actually easier than you might think! The term “learning walk” refers to the act of walking through various classrooms within the same school building to learn about instructional best practices used by your peer.  It allows for colleagues to share what…

5 “Get To Know You” Activities To Use During Professional Development Sessions

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Do you need quick “get to know you” ideas to implement into your professional development sessions for teachers? It might seem silly to play a game or plan an activity for staff to mingle and chat prior to diving into learning.  But in order for teachers to get the most out of a professional development…

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…