138: What Does this Look Like in My Classroom?

There is always something “new” being asked of teachers. It can be quite overwhelming to implement every change while still maintaining your own style in the classroom. Tune in to hear how teacher leaders can help bridge the gap between requirements and teacher freedom.


  • What matters is that teachers feel like they can meet the requirements AND still do their own thing.
  • I haven’t figured out how to make this work for me.
  • Your biggest impact comes from your relationship with teachers.
  • I hope everyone out there has a leader in their professional life who cares so much that they are willing to sit next to you while you struggle, working through the mess, and celebrating with you as you succeed.

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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.