134: Go Slow to Improve Fast

To truly become GREAT at something, it requires intention, practice, reflection, and time. Effective educators are no different. Tune in to hear 8 tips for how new teachers can transform their novice abilities into accomplished, effective talent.


  • Your hard work doesn’t always produce favorable results
  • “You have to go slow to go fast”
  • Effective teachers blossom in the most unusual of places
  • The process is the most important part
  • Get your head and your heart right and then put your ideas into action
  • You can’t get better if you don’t stop to think about how things are going
  • You want long-term greatness, not just a moment in the sun

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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.