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42: Forget the Dog and Pony Show

Teachers often feel they need to put on a dog and pony show just to keep their job. The truth is, there is strength in what is simple. Tune in to this episode to hear how you can be effective without any frills. Be good at the basics and you will increase your proficiency in the classroom.


  • Its excellence in the simple things
  • There’s strength in simple
  • If you can’t just teach you are gonna struggle getting your kids to learn
  • Kids don’t need to be entertained to learn
  • Your skill is measured in the simplicity of structure and delivery

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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.