86: What Is Really Going On?

In order to be an effective teacher we have to reach our kids. In order to reach our kids we have to be available and receptive to alter our instructional course to meet their needs- whether sung or unsung. Tune in to hear how to push past your comfort zone and really listen to student cues so you can make the best instructional decisions for your students to succeed in your classroom.


  • Just because you are ready to take incoming signals doesn’t mean you know what to do when you get it
  • Remember when you’re available to receive the cue, you can make the best decisions in your classroom for kids.
  • We gotta reach them. And to reach them we have to know them. And to know them we have to be AVAILABLE and RESPONSIVE.

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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.