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128: Write Your Story

Teachers face some tough obstacles on their journey in the classroom. But those circumstances don’t define who they are as a person or a professional. Tune in to hear 4 steps for how you can write your story so that it has the impact and ending that you dream of.


  • “Circumstances don’t make your life interesting. You make your life interesting. Write your story.” AMB
  • Do not let your circumstances take you down, turn you around or worse… eject you out of the game.
  • Your circumstance does not define you, you define you.
  • You have to become clear with what has happened and what is currently happening before you can even imagine a healthy path forward.
  • You can control what decisions you make and what behaviors you exhibit.
  • I didn’t want secrets. I wanted recipes for success.

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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.