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103: Contribute or Contaminate

The environment that we work in can help or hinder us. In fact, we have more to do with our environment than we may initially think. Tune in to hear how you might contribute or contaminate your own working environment and how you can correct yourself when you go off course!


  • Contributors are magnets
  • Just because it wasn’t helpful or exciting for me didn’t mean it wasn’t exactly what they needed and that would ultimately benefit our team in the end

Action Steps

  • Tip 1- Take a mental note
  • Tip 2- Put up bumpers
  • Tip 3- Prevent the triggers

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.