309: What to do When You Can’t Hack the Problem

Have you ever ran into a problem that you just can’t seem to hack? This episode is for you! Tune in as Gretchen shares a practical story about a problem she had trouble hacking and how she overcame it. You’ll walk away with tangible steps to hack your own problems and you’ll leave this episode feeling empowered to take it on!


  • Some problems aren’t meant to be solved by you.

  • Say to yourself, “I’m not dumb. I’m not lazy. I’ve just run out of tools and that’s okay.”

  • Trust that hindsight is 20/20. It will make sense later.


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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.