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143: Be A Sponge

The first few years as a teacher in a classroom can be overwhelming trying to learn all of the ropes. But, how a teacher spends this time period is critical to the longevity of their career. Tune in to hear tips and tricks (as well as fabulous resources) for how to be a sponge as a new teacher so that you can be more effective faster!

Quotables

  • You can take bits and pieces of their strategy to sew together your own
  • I was open to learning, but I put a system in place so that I could process and apply it at a later date without passing the opportunity up
  • You can’t go implement EVERY idea you receive
  • Strike while the iron is hot

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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.