254: Close Out Strong

Building momentum and excitement for what is coming next is something really important, whether you are a teacher or a leader. This “teaser method” Netflix uses to set up what is coming in the next episode or season to attract audiences to subscribe and tune in can be used in education too. Tune in to figure out how to use this method to build momentum and excitement.


  • “As an educator, we want to make sure we do that for both the kids that serve and the adults.”
  • “We want to close out the calendar year or the semester really strong by leading people into what is coming next year.”
  • “Time is now to prepare your close out plan so that the teachers and the students are excited to come back and diving headfirst like no toes in the water.”
  • “Praise people as they are learning”

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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.