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163: It’s Time for Your Educator Upgrade

The hardest thing to do is become better on your own when no one is watching. Staying motivated and clear on your purpose without the pressure of a deadline or request from a member of influence is harder than imaginable. Tune in to hear how you can make a significant upgrade to your edu-self so that you maximize your potential and student achievement for the upcoming school year.

Quotables

  • When I freed myself from the realization that I wasn’t a bad person or a bad teacher but that I had an opportunity to be a better one, I started to find hope and excitement to make changes
  • I couldn’t create this caricature teacher of who I wanted to be or who I thought I was … I had to be who I was raw and imperfect
  • I wanted to be defined by inspiring actions that lead kids to new heights but those landed as ideas in my head instead of outcomes in my classroom

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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.