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Posts by Gretchen Schultek Bridgers

Educator Must Haves

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…

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10 Tips for Coaching Teachers During a Pandemic

Coaching teachers during a pandemic can be challenging. Covid-19 has changed the professional development landscape and therefore teacher leaders need to be creative and responsive in how they support teachers. 10 tips for Coaching Teachers During a Pandemic are shared below. For best results, implement just a few tips at a time to avoid overwhelm…

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Leading Teachers through Black History Month

Black history month is the perfect time to build a sense of community within the school building. Getting teachers on board for a month long learning journey brings everyone together with a shared purpose. Collaboration among staff members will increase leading to a tidal wave of momentum for quality teaching and learning. Below are four…

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100 Days of Learning & Leading

The 100 days of school milestone has arrived! This means there have been at least 100 opportunities to make an impact in and around our schools. As a teacher, the impact focus is on student performance. As a leader, the impact focus is on teacher performance. A large predictor of whether performance will increase relates…

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How to Become an Effective Team Member

Becoming an effective team member is the greatest way to increase teacher proficiency and student achievement. By working on our ourselves, we uplift the value of the entire group. This then increases the impact we all have on students in the classroom. Requiring educators to work together effectively ensures the level of instruction occurring across…

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Tips to Become a Stellar Teacher

Are you going to become a teacher? Maybe you had a student teaching experience or have started your very first year in your own classroom. Either way, the tips shared in this blog post will empower you to stellar teaching status in no time! But first, let me give you some general wisdom: Teaching is…

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Making Productive Rest a Priority

Making productive rest a priority is one of the biggest indicators of future creativity, accuracy, enjoyment and success. Did you know…? Productive rest allows your body to recuperate spent energy while only working on essential activities. This then allows the brain time to recalibrate. It processes old information to make room for new information. It…

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How to Become an Engaging Leader

Becoming an engaging leader can be a natural transition for educators. Teachers spend an inordinate amount of time designing and delivering lessons that authentically engage their students. This results in achievement gains for students all while improving teacher proficiency. Educators can leverage this skillset in their approach to leadership. It is essential to be engaging…

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