124: It’s Not all Rainbows, But it Can Be

The teaching profession is not all rainbows. There are trying times and when teachers do not receive support from their leaders in how to navigate these rougher waters, the rainbows not only disappear but so do the teachers. We cannot risk losing more great teachers to other professions. Tune in to learn 4 steps in how to support teachers in efforts to retain this passionate talent.


  • We as teacher leaders need to prioritize retention of our best and brightest teachers or we might lose them forever.
  • Grab your net and save these teachers from overwhelm.
  • It’s like swimming in the ocean and being handed a life jacket and a boogie board and someone swimming next to you encouraging you on your journey.

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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.