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221: Adjusting to the New Normal

The 2020-2021 school year will be one of adjustments just as 2020 has been for the world. Teachers that have a can-do attitude and adjust in the moment will be the most fulfilled. You have the power to choose what adjustments you make and influence those around you this year. Tune in to hear what actionable steps you can take to make adjustments that will be pivotal to your career this year.

Adjusting to the New Normal


  • This is a challenging season but its not a challenging life. Even good things are hard. Adjusting is choice a that we can fight or embrace.
  • Teachers and teacher leaders that can adjust in the moment have the most fulfilling careers.
  • Adjustments are interruptions that force us to grow, change and development into the next level of ourselves. We are challenged to think and act differently. We are given no options to back out.
  • Make the choice to adjust before it chooses it for you.
  • Adjust for you and your future. Everyone around you will follow your lead.

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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.