114: Don’t Be A Pretender

Sometimes we feel as though we need to be the expert in everything and start pretending we have the knowledge and skills required to do it all. The fact is, it’s a sham. We are pretending and the ones who get hurt the most are the children. Tune in to hear how to stop being a pretender and empower yourself to be better without fear, embarrassment or worse, losing your job.


  • daily choices affect kids the most
  • Every moment is precious and we cant waste time thinking we will figure it out
  • Own your cards
  • The culture is so that we educators embrace what we don’t know energetically as we connect on a mission with other educators who are experts in those areas
  • We as educators have to do what we ask of our kids and keep seeking knowledge where we can
  • If your ego gets in the way your own learning suffers

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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.