280: Teacher First Mindset with Ryan Pelkey

In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, our guest Ryan Pelky encourages all educators to be more and achieve more. His “teacher first” mindset is refreshing and will empower you to be all that you are meant to be! Put your headphones in, it’s time to be empowered.

Interview with Ryan PelkeyQuotables

*All quotables are from the interviewee 

  • We have to get rid of the taboo of needing to say, “I’m broken and I need some help.” 
  • It’s important to make everybody matter and everyone can come to the table with new ideas. 
  • New teachers: ask questions. 
  • Put teachers first.

About Ryan

After 25 years of education, Ryan Pelkey has finally realized the importance of putting teachers first in schools. He has steadily broke the “just a PE teacher” mold and has put out a platform of meeting the mental health needs of all educators. Without teachers and administrators, schools would cease to exist. He is a published best selling author of a children’s book “The Boy Who Lost His Ears” and has spoken at various educational conferences all over the world. He can often be found on the audio only app Clubhouse as one of the leaders of the Education sphere. When he is not fighting for teacher’s rights, he is found at home with his family and his two dogs.

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About the author, Gretchen

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.