Posts by Gretchen Schultek Bridgers

A Day in the Life of an Instructional Coach

What does a day in the life of an instructional coach look like? This is one post of many in the Instructional Coach Blog Series. Catch up on the series below: Preparing the behind-the-scenes tasks of an instructional coach How to set up your instructional coaching space Conducting a classroom observation with clarity and precision Providing models of expert teaching through…

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190: Bonus Edition- Interview with Jahkari “JT” Taylor

Jahkari “JT” Taylor was born to be a Purpose Pusher.  His life’s work demonstrates his passion for cultivating, motivating, and inspiring people from all walks of life. Yet, JT’s life story may not fit the mold of an ideal Purpose Pusher.  When he was just a child he went from living in a 1987 Ford…

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189: Do you Push, Pull or Guide?

Instructional coaching and teacher leadership are essential for moving the needle in student achievement and teacher proficiency. But the way coaches are leading teachers ends up landing flat because they are either pushing too hard or pulling too far. The secret to great teacher leadership is being a guide on the side- not pushing or…

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188: Turn your Whelm Upside Down

Overwhelm can get the best of us. In fact, too many teachers are leaving the profession due to their plates being full for far too long. When you learn how to recognize overwhelm before it overcomes you, you can begin to hack away at your schedule so that you conserve energy and happiness for what…

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