148: You Don’t Have To Do It All

New teachers often feel like they have to prove their ability to teach to students, parents, and colleagues. But it couldn’t be further from the truth. Just landing a job means you are qualified and capable. Learning that you don’t have to do it all in the classroom to showcase your control and ability is quite a freeing truth. Tune in to hear tips on how to pull back to gain control, sanity, and respect in the classroom.

you don't have to do it allQuotables

  • Strong leaders in the classroom are not the ones on stage, running a tight ship and keeping a serious vibe
  • The most successfully run classrooms do not have a laundry list of rules
  • You have to know what you want students to do every second, at every turn, for everything
  • Keep tasks that require your brilliance for yourself and delegate other tasks to kids

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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.