178: Leverage Your Surroundings

As leaders, we sometimes think we have to know and be able to do everything. The truth is, were only need to know of people and things to help us along the way. Tune in to hear 3 ways you can leverage your surroundings so that you can maximize your influence in helping teachers.


  • “If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” Germany Kent . [mentioned by @medahl]
  • You are as good as you use your resources.
  • Use what you got, then go get more.
  • You are a Teacher leader not because of what you bring to the table already, but what you are CAPABLE OF BRINGING TO THE TABLE IN THE FUTURE.
  • I don’t know the answer to that, but I will be glad to find out.
  • You are only as powerful as you allow yourself to be.

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I am an educator of almost 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.