299: Critical Thinking is the Biggest Clue

In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, Gretchen talks about the importance of critical thinking. She shares relatable stories, a lesson and then four keys to building critical thinking that lasts. Tune into this episode and leave empowered to support critical thinking skills within yourself and your students.


  • Critical thinking is the biggest clue of what’s to come.

  • Everyone is going to have a problem or an obstacle. It’s not about how big that thing is but how you react to it.

  • We have to teach kids and adults how to think.


Blog Post Mentioned in the Episode

Guiding Questions that Move Teacher Performance Forward

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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.