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113: Be that Knock at the Door

“What do you want to accomplish this year and how can I help you get there?” is a powerful question from a teacher leader to someone that they lead. Act like Publisher’s Clearing House and go knock on your colleagues’ doors during this back to school season and make their dreams come true. Tune in to hear how you can do just that!


  • Step one of relating to people is being in physical proximity to them
  • We are only as strong as our weakest link
  • If I am going to lead you, I need to know you
  • I had to be willing to start it. From there, the team had to be willing to receive it. And then we all had to be willing to continue it.
  • When they are motivated, focused and feel supported, they’ll move mountains.

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About the author, Gretchen

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.