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August 3, 2020
Kelly taught for 6 years in the elementary classroom- 2nd and 3rd grade. During that time she loved teaching and encouraging her kiddos but found that her strength as a teacher really was in the area or organization. In 2016, she started her blog, The Simply Organized Teacher. Shortly after launching that blog, she launched a podcast Simply Teach. In 2018, she left the classroom to move abroad (Germany) for her husband's job. Since then, she has been working with busy and overwhelmed teachers to help them get their systems and routines in place so they can have organized classrooms that allow them to focus on teaching their kids. (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Interview-with-Kelly-Jackson.jpg) Quotables When you can have a clutter-free classroom and an organized space to come in to, routines that your kids know the expectations for, it brings down that level of stress for the teacher. I have learned the importance of always being willing to grow because when you are no longer willing to learn more or grow more, I think you have kind of ended your time in the education field. I think as a new teacher it is really important to just pick one or two things that you are really going to focus on this year and get really good at those things before trying to add other things. You are going to have time to improve. When I ask teachers, what’s your biggest struggle, it’s always time and I think organization helps give you back some of that time. Connect with KellyWebsite: www.thesimplyorganizedteacher.com (http://www.thesimplyorganizedteacher.com/) Social Media: @thesimplyorganizedteacher Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
July 27, 2020
Teach On A Mission is a company Mandy built to help teachers build sustainable classrooms so they can stay there longer. After ten years in the classroom, she's now dedicating her time to helping teachers flip their classrooms so they can confidently get through their calendar and do more than lecture in class. She's supporting AP Psych teachers in her monthly coaching membership, and elevating teachers as the experts in the field of education.  Mandy lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, who is a high school principal, and her three boys, all 6 and younger. In her free time, she's coaching her sons' baseball teams, crafting in her craft room or snuggled up with a good book. Quotables Stamp of Approval Connect with MandyURL:  https://www.teachonamission.com/ (https://www.teachonamission.com/) Insta:   https://www.instagram.com/teachonamission/ (https://www.instagram.com/teachonamission/) Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/teachonamission/ (https://www.facebook.com/teachonamission/) LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-rice-335957171 (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-rice-335957171/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
July 15, 2020
Building a community is essential for growth. If you have never been part of an empowering community, it is nearly impossible to create one in your classroom or school building. Tune in to hear tips from coaches in the trenches for what aspects meant the most to them in finding an empowering community. Enroll in the Teacher L https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlp3Yfop7gCmWAjNby34EpxsesLzaS_x2R0LxxMsKVqKRHQ/viewform?usp=sf_link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlp3Yfop7gCmWAjNby34EpxsesLzaS_x2R0LxxMsKVqKRHQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)     Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
July 13, 2020
Kristin McKeown is a mindfulness teacher, educational consultant, and coach. She helps educators integrate meditation and mindfulness into their daily lives so they can be at their best for their students, colleagues, and families. As founder and CEO of  (http://teachingbalance.com/) , Kristin integrates her experience as a meditation teacher with her 25 years in public education to offer straightforward strategies, humor, and encouragement for teachers ready to prioritize their self-care. Join her  FREE 21 Day Daily Meditation Program for Teachers! (https://www.teachingbalance.com/now) (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Interview-with-Kristin-Mkeown.jpg) Quotables The reluctant readers were the ones where, if I could just find that book, I just loved turning them on to reading for fun and showing them that there were so many books out there that they didn’t even know about that are accessible and that were going to engage them in a way that, for whatever reason, reading hadn’t prior. I think there is something to be said for just savoring any kind words or feedback that any of your students or colleagues can ever give to you. Be very kind and accepting and compassionate towards yourself in whatever is going on for yourself. Slow down and give yourself a rest. We all know what it is like to come back after summer and you are so well rested and so energized and so ready to go. Are there ways that you can build that in? Stamp of Approval Passage Works (https://passageworks.org/) Connect with KristinWebsite: https://www.teachingbalance.com/ (https://www.teachingbalance.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachingbalance/ (https://www.instagram.com/teachingbalance/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachingBalanceLLC/ (https://www.facebook.com/TeachingBalanceLLC/) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-mckeown/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-mckeown/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 29, 2020
Kyle Scott King, is an educator, mentor, four time best-selling author, public speaker, founder and the Chief Executive Officer of The SHINE Institute. Kyle King also is the founder of Blueprint Conferences, a platform for educators to trade the life they have for the one they never knew they wanted. King also serves as the Dean of Students at one of Charlotte’s premier Charter Schools, Queen City STEM School. His life’s purpose is centered around advancing students through a comprehensive educational process that promotes excellence and provides them with the skills and resources to become globally competitive leaders of the future. He coined the phrase "You Do NOT have to be at an Ivy League School to be an Ivy League Student.” Starting out with local community mentoring efforts and a unique story, Kyle has become a highly skilled educator with over 7 years of experience offering empowerment in the areas of Curriculum Development and Design, Student Success Strategies, Personal and Professional Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business and Economic Development. Through his experience as an entrepreneur, The SHINE Institute has grown to impact over 30,000 students around the globe. Quotables Behavior and instruction go hand in hand. We focus so much on jobs and occupations instead of what opportunities can our students create. In order for us to truly require excellence from our students, we have to stop operating in a state of mind of mediocrity. I don’t care if you are jumping forward or taking baby steps forward, it is still progress. Stamp of Approval Connect with KyleWebsite:  www.kylesking.com (http://www.kylesking.com/) Website:  www.blueprintconferences.com (http://www.blueprintconferences.com/)   Facebook: @themissionplanner Instagram: @kylesking Twitter: @mrkingempowers Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 15, 2020
Erica Terry is a 17 year educator, who currently serves as a professional learning consultant and coach committed to empowering co-teachers to build collaborative relationships and transform instruction in inclusive classrooms to meet the needs of all students. In addition to her role as a consultant, she also is an edupreneur and host of the Classroom to CEO Podcast (https://www.classroomtoceo.com/) , where she equips educators to build an online business and create multiple streams of income. While empowering educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin and daughter, Eva are the driving force and greatest blessings in her life. Quotables Stamp of Approval Connect with EricaSocial Media Handles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest): @ericaterryceo Website:  www.ericaterry.co (http://www.ericaterry.co/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 8, 2020
Gretchen pulls back the curtain in this bonus episode. You get to hear from the folks that support Gretchen the most as they ask her fun, serious, personal and professional questions. Shout out to bonus episode co-host Adam Bridgers with cameos by Cole ( Simply Coaching & Teaching (https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/) ). SponsorshipThis episode is sponsored by Power School/Schoology’s Time for Teachers (https://www.powerschool.com/timeforteachers/?utm_source=always_a_lesson&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=time-for-teachers&utm_term=podcast-time-for-teachers-always-a-lesson&utm_content=podcast) initiative Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 1, 2020
Lisa Johnson has 19+ years of edu experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech and currently serves as an Educational Technologist for a 1:1 iPad H.S. in Austin, Texas. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Digital Innovator. Lisa is passionate about college and career ready skills, instructional design, digital portfolios, research and curation, slide design, social emotional learning, and professional development for students. She is also the author of two books, Creatively Productive: Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life! and Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students (Corwin Teaching Essentials). (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Interview-with-Lisa-Johnson.jpg) Quotables You need that piece of self-care. Yes you need to be authentic but it is sometimes hard to be authentic when you are not really understanding who you are and what you value and where you want to go in education and what you want to do with the content and your students. I think you should be open to learn from anybody who inspires you. What I try and do is figure out what are my values, what are my goals, what do I want to learn? Because I don’t think you can stay current in everything, there is not really a way to do that. A lot of times kids just need to know how to be good human beings and to deal with all of these things in the current world that is just thrust upon them. Modeling how we handle situations is really important. Stamp of Approval Creatively Productive: Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life! Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students (Corwin Teaching Essentials) Austin Kleon @austinkelon (https://www.instagram.com/austinkleon/) Colleen Hoover @colleenhoover (https://www.instagram.com/colleenhoover/) Ryan Holiday @ryanholiday (https://www.instagram.com/ryanholiday/) Michelle Rohr @michellerohr (https://www.instagram.com/michellerohr/) The Anxiety Healer @theanxietyhealer (https://www.instagram.com/theanxietyhealer/) Monica Burns @classtechtips (https://www.instagram.com/classtechtips/) Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning (https://www.instagram.com/shakeuplearning/) Tony Vincent @learninginhand (https://www.instagram.com/learninginhand/) Connect with LisaWebsite:  https://techchef4u.com (https://techchef4u.com/) Social Handles: Twitter: TechChef4u =  https://twitter.com/TechChef4u (https://twitter.com/TechChef4u) Instagram: NoteChef4u =  https://www.instagram.com/notechef4u/ (https://www.instagram.com/notechef4u/) Facebook: TechChef4u =  https://www.facebook.com/techchef4u (https://www.facebook.com/techchef4u) Pinterest: TechChef4u =  https://www.pinterest.com/techchef4u/ (https://www.pinterest.com/techchef4u/) This episode is sponsored by Power School/Schoology’s Time for Teachers (https://www.powerschool.com/timeforteachers/?utm_source=always_a_lesson&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=time-for-teachers&utm_term=podcast-time-for-teachers-always-a-lesson&utm_content=podcast) initiative. Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag...
May 18, 2020
Kim Strobel is the owner of Strobel Education, education consultant, and motivational speaker. She’s its driving force. Her wisdom, positivity, and strength inform every aspect—and it shows in the inspiring workshops she presents to teachers who seek to make a difference. She puts herself “in the trenches” with teachers because she was once there herself and knows how important support and encouragement are in creating a successful classroom. A licensed ELA teacher for grades K-12, Kim has taught in classrooms at all grade levels during her almost 20 years as an education professional. She began her career teaching fourth grade, during which time she served on numerous committees devoted to improving the curriculum and culture of the schools. She next served as a K-12 Literacy Coordinator, helping to develop a school-wide plan to improve literacy achievement and implement new common core literacy standards. Kim found her next challenge as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a school district, during which time she developed curriculum in all content areas, K-12; collaborated with teachers and administrators to identify instructional needs; and served as a liaison with state and local agencies. Throughout her career, Kim has been recognized at the state and local level for her achievements and contributions to the education field. In 2010, she was keynote speaker (https://strobeleducation.com/keynotes/)  at the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta, and the School Discipline Conference in Las Vegas. Kim has recently added the role of Happiness Coach to her lengthy resume. Her new business,  Kim Strobel – Live Events and Retreats (https://www.kimstrobel.com/) , guides individuals toward rediscovering their authentic selves and reclaiming their personal and professional joy. Kim sprinkles happiness tips and tricks into her education workshops, ensuring teachers reenter their classrooms with renewed purpose and passion. Professionally, Kim’s a teacher, a consultant, a speaker, a  happiness coach (https://strobeleducation.com/keynotes/science-of-happiness/)  and an aspiring author. But her personal life is just as full. When she’s not firing up educators with her signature mix of excitement and experience, she’s a die-hard runner, an advocate for her community’s abandoned animals, and a family-oriented gal who loves spending time with her husband Scott, their four children, two grandkids, and three pups. This episode is sponsored by Power School/Schoology’s Time for Teachers (https://www.powerschool.com/timeforteachers/?utm_source=always_a_lesson&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=time-for-teachers&utm_term=podcast-time-for-teachers-always-a-lesson&utm_content=podcast) initiative. (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Interview-with-Kim-Strobel.jpg) Quotables Even though the teachers do not have the reciprocal pay that they deserve and they certainly don’t get the pats on the back or the accolades, day after day they show up and do what is best for kids because they absolutely have a love for helping students learn to succeed in life. Knowing how to have relationships with students, that is the X-factor. A positive brain is 31% more productive than a brain that is at negative, neutral, or stressed. We can boil water at 212 degrees so why would we try and boil it a 276? We are not really going to get much of an outcome. Every human being has the ability to increase their happiness levels by up to 40% Stamp of Approval The How of Happiness (http://thehowofhappiness.com/) Martin Seligman (https://www.amazon.com/Martin-E-P-Seligman/e/B001ILOB78/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1) Shawn Achor (https://goodthinkinc.com/) Calm App (https://www.calm.com/) Ananda App (https://www.ananda.org/meditation/app/) She Finds Joy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SheFindsJoy/) She Finds Joy...
May 11, 2020
This episode has an exciting announcement for only loyal podcast listeners. It is a way to go deeper with the content learned on this show and provides a community of support in the implementation process of growing from teacher to an empowered educator. Learn more here: https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/empowering-educators-membership/ (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/empowering-educators-membership/) Don't forget the time-sensitive code by 5/17/20: FOUNDER SponsorshipThis episode is sponsored by Power School/Schoology’s Time for Teachers (https://www.powerschool.com/timeforteachers/?utm_source=always_a_lesson&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=time-for-teachers&utm_term=podcast-time-for-teachers-always-a-lesson&utm_content=podcast) initiative Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
May 4, 2020
Missy is the Director of Innovation at a regional service agency in Wisconsin and the Educational Administration Program Coordinator at the University Wisconsin-Platteville. When engaging in conversations with Missy, her energy and enthusiasm for learning are contagious. She is a relentless advocate for school leaders and their learning needs as they maneuver their way through this time of massive change in education. Missy is the parent of three children. You can also check out the first time Missy was a guest on the podcast here: Episode 20: Bonus Edition - Interview with Melissa Emler (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/20-bonus-edition-interview-with-melissa-emler/) Quotables I have stopped talking about the tools and started talking about the function. I always ask what they are trying to accomplish. We need to make sure that what we believe about learning connects to what’s happening in the world. So often, what we do in schools and what we do in classrooms may or may not match up to what we believe about learning. Do our kids find joy in our classrooms and what is the source of that joy? We never need to fix students. We need to create the spaces and the experiences that remove the barrier. Really hone in on what you want to learn and how that impacts the learners in your classroom. How are we celebrating all of our learners and how are we celebrating learning more than achievement? If we really want to learn and we really want to do the best work for our kids, it isn’t just roses, it is kind of a lot of thorns too. You have to find the balance. Stamp of Approval The Center for Humane Technology (https://humanetech.com/) Your Undivided Attention Podcast (https://humanetech.com/podcast/) Modern Learners.community (https://www.modernlearners.community/) Cast.org (http://www.cast.org/) Connect with MissyEmail: missy@modernlearners.com (mailto:missy@modernlearners.com) Twitter: @MelissaEmler Instagram: @melissa_emler Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why?This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How?Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 20, 2020
If you want to truly hone your leadership craft in a way that has a tremendous impact, ask the right people for feedback. You can read all the books, follow all the people, and take all the conferences, but if you do not hear from the ones you lead about how they need and want to be led better, then you’ll never transform into the most impactful leader you can become. Tune in for 3 easy steps on how to reverse the chain of command and achieve new heights in your leadership. (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reverse-the-Chain-of-Command.jpg) Quotables When I paid attention to the reaction and the response of those I was leading, I started to collect what I call intel. I used that insight to adjust my approach and my strategy. The more that I reflect and pay attention, the better I get at adjusting in the moment.  You might have to read between some of the word choices or exaggerations but I promise you there are nuggets of truth and helpful redirection if you look closely enough. I would apologize and rephrase what I said so that what I meant had a chance to make it to their ears and to their minds and to hearts. You want to know what happened, when does it often occur, and what do you wish had happened instead? The worst thing you can do is problem solve, and your next solution still is not helpful! I’ve got to know not only what is not working but more importantly, how it is that you want it to work. We want to repair our missteps so that we can be better faster. When you lead people, their feedback is personal and unique. This is a long game, it’s never over. Your feedback might change but your habit of responding to the feedback doesn’t. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
April 6, 2020
During uncertain times, the overwhelm can be debilitating. By focusing on doing the next right thing, you can strategically move forward, build momentum and gain sanity. Tune in to learn a 3 part system that will help you navigate any new situation you face so that you come out on the other side successful.QuotablesLearning Opportunities Mention in Episode From Crisis to Calm: A Free Webinar for Teachers (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/207-from-crisis-to-calm/) Teacher Leader Mastermind (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacherleadermastermind1/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
March 23, 2020
This podcast episode was previously recorded as a free webinar for teachers after they received the news that schools would be closing for multiple weeks due to the COVID-19 virus precaution. (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/unnamed.png) Teachers will be able to: Create a success plan for e-learning during the Covid-19 precaution period Achieve calm, efficient work-life balance Develop a workflow that maximizes time Reserve time and space to be readily available for students and colleagues Prioritize your well-being above all else I know this webinar & podcast episode is going to set you up for success, not just during this chaotic time, but for the future as well. The habits and mindset you will establish for yourself will be life-giving! Grab the PDF Guide (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ohWW-OM-HINBy6oE62_52QtIeo0QiBc5/view?usp=sharing) . Quotables You have got to look the part. You have got to look presentable for the kids that you’re are going to be working with, the colleagues that you are collaborating with, and the parents that you are communicating with. Structure and plan what your day is going to look like and what you are going to be doing. Find a place to work where you can be productive. Make a schedule. Just like in the classroom where you have a very detailed schedule of what you are going to be doing at what specific time, create that for yourself. No matter who it is that you are home with, set boundaries, rules and roles. You don’t have to work 8 hours straight. In fact, you could be productive in less time if you are prioritizing essential tasks. Get structured but be flexible until you find what works for you. Set up a time where you can have a video call with your work colleagues because you are going to feel that isolation. Have different markers (visual cue like wearing a lanyard) to help set boundaries. Your experience over these next few weeks, or months, who knows? Is really going to begin and end with you. This is a learning experience for a lot of us. We want to induce feelings of confidence and inspiration. We are going to just try it out, and see how it goes. I will focus on what will have the biggest impact on my vision. I can do hard things and I am not going to let challenges affect my attitude. I am going to do the best I can with what I have. I am not going to worry about things that I cannot control I am going to focus on what I can do with the time that I have and I will ask for help when I need it. I am capable and I am worthy. We have to start with our self-talk and our mindset first before we can move forward. Illuminate distractions that are time sucks. Turn off your notifications. Narrow the funnel of how you are delivering instruction and how families are communicating with you. Set clear boundaries and add up your hours to make sure you are staying within those boundaries. Use batching and blocking to make time for important tasks. Prioritize your own self-care so that you can better support those that you serve. Be mindful about what you are consuming Connect with others Give yourself grace This isn’t just about your physical health but your mental health too. Give kids a space to talk about their concerns and anxieties Stamp of Approval Google Calendar Voxer Zoom Marco Polo Happy Teacher Movement @blessingmanifesting Connect with Amber HarperWebsite: www.burnedinteacher.com (http://www.burnedinteacher.com)   Email: support@burnedinteacher.com (mailto:support@burnedinteacher.com)   Social: @burnedinteacher (TW and IG) | Burned-In Teacher (FB) Connect with Danna ThomasWebsite: HappyTeacherRevolution.com Email: Danna@HappyTeacherRevolution.com (mailto:Danna@HappyTeacherRevolution.com) Social:...
March 9, 2020
(https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Episode-206.jpg) We are all learners, honing our craft so we can better serve those we impact. Brian Mendler says, “Every plant has their own requirements in order to grow…and so do people.” We can get caught up in seasons that leave us dying instead of thriving, or pruning instead of moving forward, or growing to greater heights. Whatever the season, we can better understand what requirements we have to grow and how we can advocate for those opportunities in abundance. Tune in for your action steps! Inspiration for this episode brought to you by: (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_5094.jpg)                 Quotables: People have their own requirements in order to grow so first, do you even know what your own requirements are? Second, have you written them down or even verbally stated them out loud? And third, are you advocating for what it is you need and want to grow? I urge you to really think about the characteristics that make you thrive and grow. If you had to name three requirements to grow and to thrive, what are they? Every time you feel yourself getting upset about your circumstances in relation to growing and learning, look at this list. What from the current situation or opportunity is missing? When you bring a solution to the table by providing a tweak to some current growth model that the school uses and you say how you think it could be better, they are going to be on board. You are providing them insight that they did not have access to before. Most often you are not the only one requiring that aspect and many are going to thank you for speaking up. You make everyone better when you make suggestions that are to help the progress and the growth of those around you. You are on the inside, in the trenches, doing the work so your voice and your perspective matter. Do not stay a dying talent. It is not serving you or serving the people you are meant to impact. You deserve better. You are here for a reason and it isn’t to be withering away. You don’t have to be moving at mach 10 speed to be productive. You just have to be intentional with how you operate within the season that you are in. Stamp of Approval:  Brian Mendler - https://www.brianmendler.com/ (https://www.brianmendler.com/) That One Kid - https://tlc-sems.com/product/that-one-kid/ (https://tlc-sems.com/product/that-one-kid/) Watch Your Mouth - https://tlc-sems.com/product/watch-your-mouth/ (https://tlc-sems.com/product/watch-your-mouth/) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings...
February 24, 2020
Popularized as the “Handshake Teacher,” Barry White Jr. is a top-tier educator in the North Carolina school system, teaching fifth graders of Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. White earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Claflin University, and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As an educator for the past three years, Mr. White has made it his mission to build relationships with students and create a family-oriented atmosphere, where students can be assured that their voice matters. He strives to inspire through innovative teaching practices, and by nurturing creativity amongst young scholars. Mr. White discovered that a practice he had implemented as a sign of trust between him and his students had gone viral. Mr. White’s increasing popularity stemmed from the recording, which depicted him giving personalized handshakes to each of his students, attracting attention all over the world. His purpose—to stress the importance of individuality and the positive impact that giving individualized attention to each student can have. Mr. White has been featured in the Charlotte Observer, highlighting his efforts as a co-founder for the Ashley Park Blue Wings Step Team aimed at increasing collegiate interest. He is a recipient of the North Carolina AT&T Heritage award and has made appearances on the Steve Harvey show, The Today’s show, Kevin hart’s TKO show and other national media outlets. It is his goal to create opportunities that will generate collegiate interests amongst students and propel them to strive for sights and adventures beyond their local surroundings. Barry White Jr. has been instrumental in youth empowerment, encouraging youth to utilize their platforms and gifts to motivate and inspire others. He believes in pushing children to be global leaders, fostering both global and cultural awareness. Mr. White aims to continue his career in educational leadership, with plans of becoming a school principal in the coming years. Barry has also founded an organization, the Barry White Jr. Foundation, where he will be a direct liaison for educators, providing tips on enhancing the learning experience for students, capitalizing on the various learning styles. QuotablesBarry's Stamp of ApprovalConnect with BarryInstagram - @thatsbwhite Facebook - Barry White Jr Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/user/nupe11klub/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/nupe11klub/videos) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Coaching CallGrab a Spot on my Calendar here:  https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
February 24, 2020
(https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Episode-205-1.jpg) Popularized as the “Handshake Teacher,” Barry White Jr. is a top-tier educator in the North Carolina school system, teaching fifth graders of Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. White earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Claflin University, and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As an educator for the past three years, Mr. White has made it his mission to build relationships with students and create a family-oriented atmosphere, where students can be assured that their voice matters. He strives to inspire through innovative teaching practices, and by nurturing creativity amongst young scholars. Mr. White discovered that a practice he had implemented as a sign of trust between him and his students had gone viral. Mr. White’s increasing popularity stemmed from the recording, which depicted him giving personalized handshakes to each of his students, attracting attention all over the world. His purpose—to stress the importance of individuality and the positive impact that giving individualized attention to each student can have. Mr. White has been featured in the Charlotte Observer, highlighting his efforts as a co-founder for the Ashley Park Blue Wings Step Team aimed at increasing collegiate interest. He is a recipient of the North Carolina AT&T Heritage award and has made appearances on the Steve Harvey show, The Today’s show, Kevin hart’s TKO show and other national media outlets. It is his goal to create opportunities that will generate collegiate interests amongst students and propel them to strive for sights and adventures beyond their local surroundings. Barry White Jr. has been instrumental in youth empowerment, encouraging youth to utilize their platforms and gifts to motivate and inspire others. He believes in pushing children to be global leaders, fostering both global and cultural awareness. Mr. White aims to continue his career in educational leadership, with plans of becoming a school principal in the coming years. Barry has also founded an organization, the Barry White Jr. Foundation, where he will be a direct liaison for educators, providing tips on enhancing the learning experience for students, capitalizing on the various learning styles. QuotablesI am always an advocate of teachers finding their voice and impowering others and themselves. My number one priority is building relationships. I needed them to understand the truth that I had their best interest at hand and really to buy in to me being their teacher. Once you have students, they are there. They will follow you to the end of a cliff if you need them to. That is how much they invest in you because they see that you are invested in them. Our students really need both the head work that we are providing with academics being both strategic and intentional but then the heart work as well that we are really pouring in and they see that this authentic investment. We genuinely care what happens next, that next day, the next moment and I think they sense that, they feed off of it and pour that right back into us which keeps the train kind of going. The ability to pause, reflect on, and adjust is the thing that I’ve seen the educators that I deem to be great do to be effective in the schools or do to be effective in leading people in general. You literally can just show up and be a passionate educator and that alone, that alone is going to have a magnifying impact throughout your entire building, not just your classroom. This isn’t the NBA, there isn’t just one MVP at the end of the year. You don’t get the MVP trophy, we are a community, we are here for what is best for students and we are empowering students when we reach out and say, “Hey, why don’t you try this.” Barry's Stamp of ApprovalTeach Your Heart Out Conference -...
February 10, 2020
If you are a teacher in transition or distress, have no fear! This challenging season you are navigating will not last forever. In fact, the quicker you can jump to action for becoming the ideal person for your dream job, the faster you will be able to claim it as your own. Tune in for some solid advice on becoming the right hire and 3 tips for making that a reality right now. QuotablesYou cannot control who someone else is or isn’t, but you can control who you are and what you stand for and what you allow in your life. Wake up and DECIDE on your attitude, perspective, work habits and output. You have control over you and what you do and how you are showing up. How you think about yourself is what you radiate into the universe. You can break free from this bondage of a bad situation.  How you position yourself coming from a negative situation means all the difference. If you position yourself as someone worthy of the dream job, it will be granted to you. Focus on forward momentum. Stay focused on your goal and that will help you navigate challenging situations. Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
February 10, 2020
If you are a teacher in transition or distress, have no fear! This challenging season you are navigating will not last forever. In fact, the quicker you can jump to action for becoming the ideal person for your dream job, the faster you will be able to claim it as your own. Tune in for some solid advice on becoming the right hire and 3 tips for making that a reality right now. QuotablesYou cannot control who someone else is or isn’t, but you can control who you are and what you stand for and what you allow in your life. Wake up and DECIDE on your attitude, perspective, work habits and output. You have control over you and what you do and how you are showing up. How you think about yourself is what you radiate into the universe. You can break free from this bondage of a bad situation.  How you position yourself coming from a negative situation means all the difference. If you position yourself as someone worthy of the dream job, it will be granted to you. Focus on forward momentum. Stay focused on your goal and that will help you navigate challenging situations. Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
January 27, 2020
When you first begin teaching, there are so many changes you want to make to your instructional practice. Knowing what tweaks to make and which ones to save for later can be a daunting task. This podcast episode will walk you through 3 focal areas of your instruction that will have the biggest impact on student achievement and your own teaching proficiency. This way you get more bang for your buck with every change you make. QuotablesStudent achievement and teacher proficiency are HUGE in how we measure our educational effectiveness. Some of these tasks are time sucks and they aren’t making us stronger and better for the kids we lead every single day in the classroom. What do you with the initial outline determines how effective in the classroom you will become. All the structures we put in place are going to be re-usable. I diminished their ability to make the choice for themselves. Instead of requiring kids to behave in a certain manner, I could set up the classroom in a way so that they could operate as independents while yet still adhering to requirements. All this foundational work you are doing will lead to you and students finding freedom in the classroom. Student engagement puts the power back into the students ‘hands and gives them unique opportunities to work with each other and the content to have a deeper understanding Links: New Teacher Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College (https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-EDUC-101-Didnt-College/dp/1733094903/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=elementary+educ+101+what+they+didnt+teach+you+in+college&qid=1578401649&sr=8-1) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 27, 2020
When you first begin teaching, there are so many changes you want to make to your instructional practice. Knowing what tweaks to make and which ones to save for later can be a daunting task. This podcast episode will walk you through 3 focal areas of your instruction that will have the biggest impact on student achievement and your own teaching proficiency. This way you get more bang for your buck with every change you make. QuotablesStudent achievement and teacher proficiency are HUGE in how we measure our educational effectiveness. Some of these tasks are time sucks and they aren’t making us stronger and better for the kids we lead every single day in the classroom. What do you with the initial outline determines how effective in the classroom you will become. All the structures we put in place are going to be re-usable. I diminished their ability to make the choice for themselves. Instead of requiring kids to behave in a certain manner, I could set up the classroom in a way so that they could operate as independents while yet still adhering to requirements. All this foundational work you are doing will lead to you and students finding freedom in the classroom. Student engagement puts the power back into the students ‘hands and gives them unique opportunities to work with each other and the content to have a deeper understanding Links: New Teacher Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College (https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-EDUC-101-Didnt-College/dp/1733094903/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=elementary+educ+101+what+they+didnt+teach+you+in+college&qid=1578401649&sr=8-1) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 13, 2020
The chapters in your life are leading you somewhere. You have the choice where that destination is and you have the control along the way to shift your path if you so choose. Tune in to hear about 3 pivotal moments in my educational career that acted as catapults into the next chapter of a bigger, better version of myself. (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/admin-ajax.jpeg) Quotables:I realized there were a few chapters in my life that were cornerstones for my own development. I see them as dog eared pages in my life book. Chapters I want to go back to and remember the impact that it offered. You might feel stuck in your situation sometimes, but every day you can take action steps that will change the trajectory of your path even if by one degree. One thing every leader of mine knew is that I had a thirst to get better. I realized how important is was for me to get out of my environment. To see strong instruction from every perspective I could.  Everyone has something to showcase and everyone has something to learn. Never before had I felt like I had such an impact on our future. We are stronger more brilliant together than alone. If I really want to have the impact I desire as an educator, I had to get serious about working on my craft. You hold the compass to the direction of your journey as an educator When you prioritize your own development, you affect change in everyone else you lead. Links: Learning Walks (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Walks-Effective-Peer-Observations-Professional-Development-1470866) Coaching Course (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacher-coaching-course) Mastermind (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacherleadermastermind/) 1:1 Coaching with Me (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacherleadercoaching) New Teacher Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College (https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-EDUC-101-Didnt-College/dp/1733094903/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=elementary+educ+101+what+they+didnt+teach+you+in+college&qid=1578401649&sr=8-1) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 13, 2020
The chapters in your life are leading you somewhere. You have the choice where that destination is and you have the control along the way to shift your path if you so choose. Tune in to hear about 3 pivotal moments in my educational career that acted as catapults into the next chapter of a bigger, better version of myself. (https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/admin-ajax.jpeg) Quotables:I realized there were a few chapters in my life that were cornerstones for my own development. I see them as dog eared pages in my life book. Chapters I want to go back to and remember the impact that it offered. You might feel stuck in your situation sometimes, but every day you can take action steps that will change the trajectory of your path even if by one degree. One thing every leader of mine knew is that I had a thirst to get better. I realized how important is was for me to get out of my environment. To see strong instruction from every perspective I could.  Everyone has something to showcase and everyone has something to learn. Never before had I felt like I had such an impact on our future. We are stronger more brilliant together than alone. If I really want to have the impact I desire as an educator, I had to get serious about working on my craft. You hold the compass to the direction of your journey as an educator When you prioritize your own development, you affect change in everyone else you lead. Links: Learning Walks (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Walks-Effective-Peer-Observations-Professional-Development-1470866) Coaching Course (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacher-coaching-course) Mastermind (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacherleadermastermind/) 1:1 Coaching with Me (https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/teacherleadercoaching) New Teacher Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College (https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-EDUC-101-Didnt-College/dp/1733094903/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=elementary+educ+101+what+they+didnt+teach+you+in+college&qid=1578401649&sr=8-1) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
December 30, 2019
Sometimes we ignore our inner voice that prompts us to discover our greatest assets. We are too consumed with fitting in when we need to stand out in our own unique way. Our gifts will not only enhance our lives, but those around us who we lead. Tune in to hear 3 practical steps you can take in the new year to listen to the voice within so that you can grow to your truest potential. Quotables We are all born with something that sets us apart. Our greatest asset can’t reach its potential if you’re spending all of your time and energy holding it beneath the surface. You are literally throwing out your gifts instead of putting them to good use. Just because you’re a natural, doesn’t mean you’re an expert. New year’s resolutions aren’t just statements that we write. They are north stars to carry us into our potential. Let’s stop being carbon copies of what we THINK we should be and let’s be the true authentic original copy that we were born to be. Link Mentioned in Episode Resolution Road Map + Goals Activity (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Years-Resolutions-Activities-BUNDLE-5117233) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
December 30, 2019
Sometimes we ignore our inner voice that prompts us to discover our greatest assets. We are too consumed with fitting in when we need to stand out in our own unique way. Our gifts will not only enhance our lives, but those around us who we lead. Tune in to hear 3 practical steps you can take in the new year to listen to the voice within so that you can grow to your truest potential. Quotables We are all born with something that sets us apart. Our greatest asset can’t reach its potential if you’re spending all of your time and energy holding it beneath the surface. You are literally throwing out your gifts instead of putting them to good use. Just because you’re a natural, doesn’t mean you’re an expert. New year’s resolutions aren’t just statements that we write. They are north stars to carry us into our potential. Let’s stop being carbon copies of what we THINK we should be and let’s be the true authentic original copy that we were born to be. Link Mentioned in Episode Resolution Road Map + Goals Activity (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Years-Resolutions-Activities-BUNDLE-5117233) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
December 16, 2019
Hitting the 200th episode milestone means you have been learning and taking action on 200 edu-lessons! That is something to celebrate. This episode thanks you the listener for all the hard work you have been doing investing in your own potential. Your favorite past episodes are revisited, past guests make an appearance and I share an action step to bring your 2020 goals to fruition. Tune in to remain empowered for 200 more episodes! Quotables:You take the tips you’ve gained from my lessons learned and you’ve spruced them up to fit your circumstances You might not think you have anything spectacular to say, show or share with colleagues, but everyone has something to contribute if you’re willing to connect. We are all different but we have one common thread that brings us together, developing our educator craft. Instead of running a marathon, we are gonna run a few miles at a time. Listener Comments:It's helped me realize that maybe I'm not ready to change careers yet; I might have a purpose to keep teaching a bit longer. All of the podcasts have given me something to think about and use in my career. This podcast has helped me tremendously set boundaries as a teacher. The best advice I have received from this podcast has been to not worry about the things that are beyond my control. There has been a lot of uncertainty in my position recently and that has been helpful for dealing with that stress. Seeing that I am not alone and that what I have learned I can make accommodations to use with my learners Helpful little snippets to address those little annoyances and issues!! Helped make me a better coach/educator. I listen to be uplifted and reminded as to why I became a teacher in the first place. Thank you Gretchen for calling me, and reminding me, than I am ELITE. I have been empowered. Previous Episodes Referenced: Bonus Edition: Interview with Cole Alexander (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/165-bonus-edition-interview-with-cole-alexander/) Bonus Edition: Interview with Nicole Turner (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/80-bonus-edition-interview-nicole-turner/) Bonus Edition: Interview with Amber Harper (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/175-bonus-edition-interview-with-amber-harper/) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
December 16, 2019
Hitting the 200th episode milestone means you have been learning and taking action on 200 edu-lessons! That is something to celebrate. This episode thanks you the listener for all the hard work you have been doing investing in your own potential. Your favorite past episodes are revisited, past guests make an appearance and I share an action step to bring your 2020 goals to fruition. Tune in to remain empowered for 200 more episodes! Quotables:You take the tips you’ve gained from my lessons learned and you’ve spruced them up to fit your circumstances You might not think you have anything spectacular to say, show or share with colleagues, but everyone has something to contribute if you’re willing to connect. We are all different but we have one common thread that brings us together, developing our educator craft. Instead of running a marathon, we are gonna run a few miles at a time. Listener Comments:It's helped me realize that maybe I'm not ready to change careers yet; I might have a purpose to keep teaching a bit longer. All of the podcasts have given me something to think about and use in my career. This podcast has helped me tremendously set boundaries as a teacher. The best advice I have received from this podcast has been to not worry about the things that are beyond my control. There has been a lot of uncertainty in my position recently and that has been helpful for dealing with that stress. Seeing that I am not alone and that what I have learned I can make accommodations to use with my learners Helpful little snippets to address those little annoyances and issues!! Helped make me a better coach/educator. I listen to be uplifted and reminded as to why I became a teacher in the first place. Thank you Gretchen for calling me, and reminding me, than I am ELITE. I have been empowered. Previous Episodes Referenced: Bonus Edition: Interview with Cole Alexander (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/165-bonus-edition-interview-with-cole-alexander/) Bonus Edition: Interview with Nicole Turner (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/80-bonus-edition-interview-nicole-turner/) Bonus Edition: Interview with Amber Harper (https://alwaysalesson.com/episodes/175-bonus-edition-interview-with-amber-harper/) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
December 2, 2019
Educators are the most amazing creatures. This episode is completely devoted to the unbelievable educators who do the most important job on Earth. There is an encouraging message for new teachers, teacher leaders, teachers in distress and teachers in transition. Every educator is celebrated! Quotables ·     Implementing small, simple changes every day can have extraordinary results. ·     Being an educator is tough and requires a different set of mental, emotional and physical muscles. ·     We show up because our mission is bigger than our problems. ·     A hard day is a short-term problem. A negative mindset is a long-term problem. ·     If you find yourself needing a lifeline, then those you work for and with need one too. ·     Pay attention to how they pay attention. ·     Please continue having the time of your life doing what you love. ·     Greatness awaits you if you don’t give up. ·     Every adjustment made me better, made me stronger, got me closer to the best version of me possible. Participate in the 200th Episode FunOption 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: Take less than 10 seconds to fill out this google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelAEYoTlvGm8LXJZ71g0MeKmp6pz6CbABzk6Eixmb74rz2wQ/viewform?usp=sf_link) to cast your vote for favorite episode and favorite aspect of the show! Resources Mentioned in the EpisodeTeachers on Special Assignment acronym poster Freebie: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Special-Assignment-Acronym-Visual-2257546 (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Special-Assignment-Acronym-Visual-2257546) Ep 27: On Special Assignment: http://alwaysalesson.com/on-special-assignment/ (http://alwaysalesson.com/on-special-assignment/) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
December 2, 2019
Educators are the most amazing creatures. This episode is completely devoted to the unbelievable educators who do the most important job on Earth. There is an encouraging message for new teachers, teacher leaders, teachers in distress and teachers in transition. Every educator is celebrated! Quotables ·     Implementing small, simple changes every day can have extraordinary results. ·     Being an educator is tough and requires a different set of mental, emotional and physical muscles. ·     We show up because our mission is bigger than our problems. ·     A hard day is a short-term problem. A negative mindset is a long-term problem. ·     If you find yourself needing a lifeline, then those you work for and with need one too. ·     Pay attention to how they pay attention. ·     Please continue having the time of your life doing what you love. ·     Greatness awaits you if you don’t give up. ·     Every adjustment made me better, made me stronger, got me closer to the best version of me possible. Participate in the 200th Episode FunOption 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: Take less than 10 seconds to fill out this google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelAEYoTlvGm8LXJZ71g0MeKmp6pz6CbABzk6Eixmb74rz2wQ/viewform?usp=sf_link) to cast your vote for favorite episode and favorite aspect of the show! Resources Mentioned in the EpisodeTeachers on Special Assignment acronym poster Freebie: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Special-Assignment-Acronym-Visual-2257546 (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Special-Assignment-Acronym-Visual-2257546) Ep 27: On Special Assignment: http://alwaysalesson.com/on-special-assignment/ (http://alwaysalesson.com/on-special-assignment/) Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson (https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (http://eepurl.com/lJKNn) Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203) Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review:This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2) Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
November 18, 2019
It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in a classroom or school building. Sometimes the negativity can spread like wild fire and deteriorate a class or school culture. Tune in to hear how to initiate a positive culture, rebuild a culture when it’s broken, and turn around a negative culture. Not only will teachers learn tips for the classroom and teacher leaders for the school, but a secret trick is shared for how to maintain a positive culture once it is established. Quotables A positive culture is something that can feel like takes FOREVER to establish and can go away almost immediately Establishing a positive culture is a long game strategy, not a quick fix You aren’t above them, you are them. Students don’t expect perfection in the classroom, but they expect you to have their backs and to never give up on them. You are leaders in your classroom and school building for a reason, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have room to grow Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: Take less than 10 seconds to fill out this google form to cast your vote for favorite episode and favorite aspect of the show! Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 18, 2019
It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in a classroom or school building. Sometimes the negativity can spread like wild fire and deteriorate a class or school culture. Tune in to hear how to initiate a positive culture, rebuild a culture when it’s broken, and turn around a negative culture. Not only will teachers learn tips for the classroom and teacher leaders for the school, but a secret trick is shared for how to maintain a positive culture once it is established. Quotables A positive culture is something that can feel like takes FOREVER to establish and can go away almost immediately Establishing a positive culture is a long game strategy, not a quick fix You aren’t above them, you are them. Students don’t expect perfection in the classroom, but they expect you to have their backs and to never give up on them. You are leaders in your classroom and school building for a reason, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have room to grow Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: Take less than 10 seconds to fill out this google form to cast your vote for favorite episode and favorite aspect of the show! Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let's chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 18, 2019
It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in a classroom or school building. Sometimes the negativity can spread like wild fire and deteriorate a class or school culture. Tune in to hear how to initiate a positive culture, rebuild a culture when it’s broken, and turn around a negative culture. Not only will teachers learn tips for the classroom and teacher leaders for the school, but a secret trick is shared for how to maintain a positive culture once it is established. Quotables A positive culture is something that can feel like takes FOREVER to establish and can go away almost immediately Establishing a positive culture is a long game strategy, not a quick fix You aren’t above them, you are them. Students don’t expect perfection in the classroom, but they expect you to have their backs and to never give up on them. You are leaders in your classroom and school building for a reason, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have room to grow Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: Take less than 10 seconds to fill out this google form to cast your vote for favorite episode and favorite aspect of the show! Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 18, 2019
It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in a classroom or school building. Sometimes the negativity can spread like wild fire and deteriorate a class or school culture. Tune in to hear how to initiate a positive culture, rebuild a culture when it’s broken, and turn around a negative culture. Not only will teachers learn tips for the classroom and teacher leaders for the school, but a secret trick is shared for how to maintain a positive culture once it is established. Quotables A positive culture is something that can feel like takes FOREVER to establish and can go away almost immediately Establishing a positive culture is a long game strategy, not a quick fix You aren’t above them, you are them. Students don’t expect perfection in the classroom, but they expect you to have their backs and to never give up on them. You are leaders in your classroom and school building for a reason, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have room to grow Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: Take less than 10 seconds to fill out this google form to cast your vote for favorite episode and favorite aspect of the show! Grab a Slot on my Calendar Let’s chat about your currents and develop a plan. Click below: * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 4, 2019
In order for us educators to make the impact we desire and were meant for, we have to invest in ourselves in a way that allows that inner gift to make its way outward. Tune in to hear 3 steps on how to unlock your potential by investing in yourself. (You’ll also get to hear personal stories of how I have done this in business and life.) Quotables * The mundane daily work is where the rubber meets the road. Its where we shine up and show out * I choose my direction. I choose my attitude and vision. * You don’t need to rely on things to be a great teacher * I want you to free yourselves from the thoughts that make you stay stuck * Put yourself in first place * There’s something waiting for you and you have to be ready to accept it into your life * I want you to up your game and live your dream * It was my greatest asset disguised as my weakest point needing changing * You are meant for more than what you’re giving and being right here right now Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Grab a Slot on my Calendar * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 4, 2019
In order for us educators to make the impact we desire and were meant for, we have to invest in ourselves in a way that allows that inner gift to make its way outward. Tune in to hear 3 steps on how to unlock your potential by investing in yourself. (You’ll also get to hear personal stories of how I have done this in business and life.) Quotables * The mundane daily work is where the rubber meets the road. Its where we shine up and show out * I choose my direction. I choose my attitude and vision. * You don’t need to rely on things to be a great teacher * I want you to free yourselves from the thoughts that make you stay stuck * Put yourself in first place * There’s something waiting for you and you have to be ready to accept it into your life * I want you to up your game and live your dream * It was my greatest asset disguised as my weakest point needing changing * You are meant for more than what you’re giving and being right here right now Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Grab a Slot on my Calendar * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 4, 2019
In order for us educators to make the impact we desire and were meant for, we have to invest in ourselves in a way that allows that inner gift to make its way outward. Tune in to hear 3 steps on how to unlock your potential by investing in yourself. (You’ll also get to hear personal stories of how I have done this in business and life.) Quotables * The mundane daily work is where the rubber meets the road. Its where we shine up and show out * I choose my direction. I choose my attitude and vision. * You don’t need to rely on things to be a great teacher * I want you to free yourselves from the thoughts that make you stay stuck * Put yourself in first place * There’s something waiting for you and you have to be ready to accept it into your life * I want you to up your game and live your dream * It was my greatest asset disguised as my weakest point needing changing * You are meant for more than what you’re giving and being right here right now Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Grab a Slot on my Calendar * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
November 4, 2019
In order for us educators to make the impact we desire and were meant for, we have to invest in ourselves in a way that allows that inner gift to make its way outward. Tune in to hear 3 steps on how to unlock your potential by investing in yourself. (You’ll also get to hear personal stories of how I have done this in business and life.) Quotables * The mundane daily work is where the rubber meets the road. Its where we shine up and show out * I choose my direction. I choose my attitude and vision. * You don’t need to rely on things to be a great teacher * I want you to free yourselves from the thoughts that make you stay stuck * Put yourself in first place * There’s something waiting for you and you have to be ready to accept it into your life * I want you to up your game and live your dream * It was my greatest asset disguised as my weakest point needing changing * You are meant for more than what you’re giving and being right here right now Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Grab a Slot on my Calendar * https://square.site/book/FE6G600ZF0PPD/always-a-lesson Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
October 21, 2019
Teaching tiny humans is more than lesson plans with standards and objectives. Teaching is a way to help guide a young person along their learning path so that they discover their inner skills and talents, use their school knowledge to propel those gifts, and then go out into the world to leave their mark. As educators, how are we helping students discover how they want to inspire the world? Tune in to hear my teaching confession and action tips you can implement right now to do better for every kid in front of you. Quotables * If you aren’t living your DREAM, how can you help kids discover and live out their own? * The best thing we can do is model for our kids what we want them to do. * It’s your job to help them discover what fire burns within them and help guide them to get a job that can help them leave their imprint on this world. * I promise to do better so every kid knows it’s okay to not fit the mold, that the skills you learn in school can and will help you hone that craft, to support friends or foes who dream differently, and to go after your heart’s desires with gusto! * It wasn’t until I started coaching other teachers that I noticed holes in my own practice * But beyond that belief we have to act this out * Being a teacher is more than the obvious…It’s helping kids realize what makes them special and helping them bring it to fruition. Topics Mentioned in the Episode: * “Tiny Human Whisperer” T-Shirt * Connect with Nick Tokman- https://nicktokman.com Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future.
October 21, 2019
Teaching tiny humans is more than lesson plans with standards and objectives. Teaching is a way to help guide a young person along their learning path so that they discover their inner skills and talents, use their school knowledge to propel those gifts, and then go out into the world to leave their mark. As educators, how are we helping students discover how they want to inspire the world? Tune in to hear my teaching confession and action tips you can implement right now to do better for every kid in front of you. Quotables * If you aren’t living your DREAM, how can you help kids discover and live out their own? * The best thing we can do is model for our kids what we want them to do. * It’s your job to help them discover what fire burns within them and help guide them to get a job that can help them leave their imprint on this world. * I promise to do better so every kid knows it’s okay to not fit the mold, that the skills you learn in school can and will help you hone that craft, to support friends or foes who dream differently, and to go after your heart’s desires with gusto! * It wasn’t until I started coaching other teachers that I noticed holes in my own practice * But beyond that belief we have to act this out * Being a teacher is more than the obvious…It’s helping kids realize what makes them special and helping them bring it to fruition. Topics Mentioned in the Episode: * “Tiny Human Whisperer” T-Shirt * Connect with Nick Tokman- https://nicktokman.com Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future.
October 21, 2019
Teaching tiny humans is more than lesson plans with standards and objectives. Teaching is a way to help guide a young person along their learning path so that they discover their inner skills and talents, use their school knowledge to propel those gifts, and then go out into the world to leave their mark. As educators, how are we helping students discover how they want to inspire the world? Tune in to hear my teaching confession and action tips you can implement right now to do better for every kid in front of you. Quotables * If you aren’t living your DREAM, how can you help kids discover and live out their own? * The best thing we can do is model for our kids what we want them to do. * It’s your job to help them discover what fire burns within them and help guide them to get a job that can help them leave their imprint on this world. * I promise to do better so every kid knows it's okay to not fit the mold, that the skills you learn in school can and will help you hone that craft, to support friends or foes who dream differently, and to go after your heart's desires with gusto! * It wasn’t until I started coaching other teachers that I noticed holes in my own practice * But beyond that belief we have to act this out * Being a teacher is more than the obvious…It’s helping kids realize what makes them special and helping them bring it to fruition. Topics Mentioned in the Episode: * "Tiny Human Whisperer" T-Shirt * Connect with Nick Tokman- https://nicktokman.com Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future.
October 7, 2019
Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, empowers others to overcome all of the distractions and obstacles that get in the way of owning who they are so they achieve THEIR definition of success. An engaging and animated professional speaker, he directs his audiences to focus their attention on what’s important for them in their lives so they reach their highest potential.Nick has been seen on the show for the past four seasons entertaining more than one million viewers each week. He is recognized for his constant, upbeat attitude, his unwavering focus on achieving his goals, and his determination in the face of adversity. Nick’s grandfather introduced him to Deadliest Catch for the first time at a point in his life where he felt unfulfilled. After seeing the show, Nick decided he HAD to go crab fishing! Although his family did not want him pursuing a career in one of the most dangerous professions, he realized this was HIS life; he had to live it for himself. Four years later after embarking on his journey, after persevering through a series of setbacks and failures, including hospitalization, running out of money and battling homelessness, Nick landed on the very show that inspired him to venture to Alaska. As a cast member of the Emmy-Winning show, he battled some of the harshest working conditions known to man, including 30-35 foot rogue waves, freezing temperatures, extreme physical labor and 20-hour work days. Nick has proven himself physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of overcoming arduous obstacles. Nick is a member of the National Speakers Association. He has made presentations from people in a classroom setting, to a hall filled with 17,000 people. His audiences nationwide range from students in elementary school, junior high, senior high, college and university to corporate professionals. Quotables * When a person really desires something all the universe conspires to help that person realize their dream * Things can happen if you stay persistent and focus on what you are * You love to do something so much that you can’t stop doing it * I always questioned my self-worth that I neglected what I wanted * Everyone is from a dysfunctional family- we do the best we can with what we learn * If you don’t fit in, it’s okay. Eventually you will find your tribe. * What do you want to do with your life? * You have to do what is best for yourself * Are you the captain of your life or is it others around you? * Tune out the outside voices and tune in to your own * Do your thing regardless of the obstacles in front of you Nick’s Stamp of Approval * Book- The Alchemist Connect with Nick * Website:  https://nicktokman.com * Facebook: NickSunshineTokman * Twitter and Instagram: Nick Tokman * Email: nick@nicktokman.com * Hire Nick to come speak at your school: https://nicktokman.com/grades-4-12/ * Materials: * Survey *
October 7, 2019
Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, empowers others to overcome all of the distractions and obstacles that get in the way of owning who they are so they achieve THEIR definition of success. An engaging and animated professional speaker, he directs his audiences to focus their attention on what’s important for them in their lives so they reach their highest potential.Nick has been seen on the show for the past four seasons entertaining more than one million viewers each week. He is recognized for his constant, upbeat attitude, his unwavering focus on achieving his goals, and his determination in the face of adversity. Nick’s grandfather introduced him to Deadliest Catch for the first time at a point in his life where he felt unfulfilled. After seeing the show, Nick decided he HAD to go crab fishing! Although his family did not want him pursuing a career in one of the most dangerous professions, he realized this was HIS life; he had to live it for himself. Four years later after embarking on his journey, after persevering through a series of setbacks and failures, including hospitalization, running out of money and battling homelessness, Nick landed on the very show that inspired him to venture to Alaska. As a cast member of the Emmy-Winning show, he battled some of the harshest working conditions known to man, including 30-35 foot rogue waves, freezing temperatures, extreme physical labor and 20-hour work days. Nick has proven himself physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of overcoming arduous obstacles. Nick is a member of the National Speakers Association. He has made presentations from people in a classroom setting, to a hall filled with 17,000 people. His audiences nationwide range from students in elementary school, junior high, senior high, college and university to corporate professionals. Quotables * When a person really desires something all the universe conspires to help that person realize their dream * Things can happen if you stay persistent and focus on what you are * You love to do something so much that you can’t stop doing it * I always questioned my self-worth that I neglected what I wanted * Everyone is from a dysfunctional family- we do the best we can with what we learn * If you don’t fit in, it’s okay. Eventually you will find your tribe. * What do you want to do with your life? * You have to do what is best for yourself * Are you the captain of your life or is it others around you? * Tune out the outside voices and tune in to your own * Do your thing regardless of the obstacles in front of you Nick’s Stamp of Approval * Book- The Alchemist Connect with Nick * Website:  https://nicktokman.com * Facebook: NickSunshineTokman * Twitter and Instagram: Nick Tokman * Email: nick@nicktokman.com * Hire Nick to come speak at your school: https://nicktokman.com/grades-4-12/ * Materials: * Survey *
October 7, 2019
Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, empowers others to overcome all of the distractions and obstacles that get in the way of owning who they are so they achieve THEIR definition of success. An engaging and animated professional speaker, he directs his audiences to focus their attention on what’s important for them in their lives so they reach their highest potential.Nick has been seen on the show for the past four seasons entertaining more than one million viewers each week. He is recognized for his constant, upbeat attitude, his unwavering focus on achieving his goals, and his determination in the face of adversity. Nick’s grandfather introduced him to Deadliest Catch for the first time at a point in his life where he felt unfulfilled. After seeing the show, Nick decided he HAD to go crab fishing! Although his family did not want him pursuing a career in one of the most dangerous professions, he realized this was HIS life; he had to live it for himself. Four years later after embarking on his journey, after persevering through a series of setbacks and failures, including hospitalization, running out of money and battling homelessness, Nick landed on the very show that inspired him to venture to Alaska. As a cast member of the Emmy-Winning show, he battled some of the harshest working conditions known to man, including 30-35 foot rogue waves, freezing temperatures, extreme physical labor and 20-hour work days. Nick has proven himself physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of overcoming arduous obstacles. Nick is a member of the National Speakers Association. He has made presentations from people in a classroom setting, to a hall filled with 17,000 people. His audiences nationwide range from students in elementary school, junior high, senior high, college and university to corporate professionals. Quotables * When a person really desires something all the universe conspires to help that person realize their dream * Things can happen if you stay persistent and focus on what you are * You love to do something so much that you can't stop doing it * I always questioned my self-worth that I neglected what I wanted * Everyone is from a dysfunctional family- we do the best we can with what we learn * If you don't fit in, it's okay. Eventually you will find your tribe. * What do you want to do with your life? * You have to do what is best for yourself * Are you the captain of your life or is it others around you? * Tune out the outside voices and tune in to your own * Do your thing regardless of the obstacles in front of you Nick's Stamp of Approval * Book- The Alchemist Connect with Nick * Website:  https://nicktokman.com * Facebook: NickSunshineTokman * Twitter and Instagram: Nick Tokman * Email: nick@nicktokman.com * Hire Nick to come speak at your school: https://nicktokman.com/grades-4-12/ * Materials: * Survey
September 23, 2019
We often overly consume and under-implement. I call this practice “knowledge hoarding” and it isn’t helpful in getting us to reach our goals or potential. We need to implement what we are learning instead of overloading our brains with knowledge time and time again. Tune in to hear 5 tips to making sense of our knowledge hoarding in our mind and in our physical spaces so that we can take action plus gain 3 tips to develop new habit cycles to avoid knowledge hoarding. Quotables * We have created a new problem where you have all the knowledge and zero application, making the time suck for getting that knowledge an absolute waste * You’re not as great as you should be for someone who has all of that knowledge at their fingertips * [Knowledge] hoarding is unhealthy and counterproductive * You are not on vacation with time to waste. You are a person on a mission. You are bettering yourself so that you can better serve your students. Don’t let a single thing derail you on your mission. * We are serious about upping our game so that we have a longer lasting impact on generations of kids that will become our future leaders. We take care of [our students] because one day they will take care of us. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
September 23, 2019
We often overly consume and under-implement. I call this practice “knowledge hoarding” and it isn’t helpful in getting us to reach our goals or potential. We need to implement what we are learning instead of overloading our brains with knowledge time and time again. Tune in to hear 5 tips to making sense of our knowledge hoarding in our mind and in our physical spaces so that we can take action plus gain 3 tips to develop new habit cycles to avoid knowledge hoarding. Quotables * We have created a new problem where you have all the knowledge and zero application, making the time suck for getting that knowledge an absolute waste * You’re not as great as you should be for someone who has all of that knowledge at their fingertips * [Knowledge] hoarding is unhealthy and counterproductive * You are not on vacation with time to waste. You are a person on a mission. You are bettering yourself so that you can better serve your students. Don’t let a single thing derail you on your mission. * We are serious about upping our game so that we have a longer lasting impact on generations of kids that will become our future leaders. We take care of [our students] because one day they will take care of us. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) * Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast * Click ‘Send’
September 23, 2019
We often overly consume and under-implement. I call this practice “knowledge hoarding” and it isn’t helpful in getting us to reach our goals or potential. We need to implement what we are learning instead of overloading our brains with knowledge time and time again. Tune in to hear 5 tips to making sense of our knowledge hoarding in our mind and in our physical spaces so that we can take action plus gain 3 tips to develop new habit cycles to avoid knowledge hoarding. Quotables * We have created a new problem where you have all the knowledge and zero application, making the time suck for getting that knowledge an absolute waste * You’re not as great as you should be for someone who has all of that knowledge at their fingertips * [Knowledge] hoarding is unhealthy and counterproductive * You are not on vacation with time to waste. You are a person on a mission. You are bettering yourself so that you can better serve your students. Don’t let a single thing derail you on your mission. * We are serious about upping our game so that we have a longer lasting impact on generations of kids that will become our future leaders. We take care of [our students] because one day they will take care of us. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. * Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ * Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” * Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info * Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best)
September 9, 2019
No matter how much experience we have as educators, there are moments in our career where we have no answers. Our heads are banging against the wall and our brains are overworked trying to figure out solutions to the obstacles we are facing without any relief in sight. Luckily, our experiences help us recognize these obstacles faster in the future and overtime we figure out a system for working through hard times to find answers. Tune in to hear a 4 part system that continues to work for me to find clarity in my edu-situations. Quotables * Sometimes I feel like I can’t help anyone if I’m trying to help everyone. * My past experiences told me that when I am in the weeds, if I look at the facts, it becomes clear. * Data doesn’t lie. * I admire mentors who roll up their sleeves and help someone else do their work. * Like most life lessons, you come out on the other side a better person. * Don’t underestimate little solutions you uncover. * Not every problem is solved with a magic wand and immediate relief. * Expect moments of pause. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
September 9, 2019
No matter how much experience we have as educators, there are moments in our career where we have no answers. Our heads are banging against the wall and our brains are overworked trying to figure out solutions to the obstacles we are facing without any relief in sight. Luckily, our experiences help us recognize these obstacles faster in the future and overtime we figure out a system for working through hard times to find answers. Tune in to hear a 4 part system that continues to work for me to find clarity in my edu-situations. Quotables * Sometimes I feel like I can’t help anyone if I’m trying to help everyone. * My past experiences told me that when I am in the weeds, if I look at the facts, it becomes clear. * Data doesn’t lie. * I admire mentors who roll up their sleeves and help someone else do their work. * Like most life lessons, you come out on the other side a better person. * Don’t underestimate little solutions you uncover. * Not every problem is solved with a magic wand and immediate relief. * Expect moments of pause. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
September 9, 2019
No matter how much experience we have as educators, there are moments in our career where we have no answers. Our heads are banging against the wall and our brains are overworked trying to figure out solutions to the obstacles we are facing without any relief in sight. Luckily, our experiences help us recognize these obstacles faster in the future and overtime we figure out a system for working through hard times to find answers. Tune in to hear a 4 part system that continues to work for me to find clarity in my edu-situations. Quotables Sometimes I feel like I can’t help anyone if I’m trying to help everyone. My past experiences told me that when I am in the weeds, if I look at the facts, it becomes clear. Data doesn’t lie. I admire mentors who roll up their sleeves and help someone else do their work. Like most life lessons, you come out on the other side a better person. Don’t underestimate little solutions you uncover. Not every problem is solved with a magic wand and immediate relief. Expect moments of pause. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
August 26, 2019
New teachers struggle to hone in on the most important factors to ensure a strong start and finish to their very first school year due to all the distractions of shiny objects on social media. Tune in to hear 5 secrets to success that help any new teacher achieve veteran status in no time. You’ll unlock the strategies to lay a strong foundation while upping your technique and finesse game. Quotables * Its simple. But it is also simply overlooked. * That is what makes teachers great… they get past the barriers kids put up, and they use that in as a way to convey expectations encouragement and content. * Getting clear on what you envision your space to look, feel and sound like well before that first day will help you make it a reality. * Boundaries are a way of letting kids know that you are willing to give some rope but they don’t get to be in control of the lasso. * [Kids] might not outwardly thank you for setting boundaries but it lets them know you love and care for them bc you are making their learning space safe and their learning opportunities fair and fun. * That trust and relationship cannot grow if you do not water it with follow through. * You will give them healthy boundaries that allow them to stretch but never to fall. * How you start and how you guide throughout the year will have a huge impact on how far kids get under your tutelage. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.”
August 26, 2019
New teachers struggle to hone in on the most important factors to ensure a strong start and finish to their very first school year due to all the distractions of shiny objects on social media. Tune in to hear 5 secrets to success that help any new teacher achieve veteran status in no time. You’ll unlock the strategies to lay a strong foundation while upping your technique and finesse game. Quotables * Its simple. But it is also simply overlooked. * That is what makes teachers great… they get past the barriers kids put up, and they use that in as a way to convey expectations encouragement and content. * Getting clear on what you envision your space to look, feel and sound like well before that first day will help you make it a reality. * Boundaries are a way of letting kids know that you are willing to give some rope but they don’t get to be in control of the lasso. * [Kids] might not outwardly thank you for setting boundaries but it lets them know you love and care for them bc you are making their learning space safe and their learning opportunities fair and fun. * That trust and relationship cannot grow if you do not water it with follow through. * You will give them healthy boundaries that allow them to stretch but never to fall. * How you start and how you guide throughout the year will have a huge impact on how far kids get under your tutelage. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.”
August 26, 2019
New teachers struggle to hone in on the most important factors to ensure a strong start and finish to their very first school year due to all the distractions of shiny objects on social media. Tune in to hear 5 secrets to success that help any new teacher achieve veteran status in no time. You’ll unlock the strategies to lay a strong foundation while upping your technique and finesse game. Quotables Its simple. But it is also simply overlooked. That is what makes teachers great… they get past the barriers kids put up, and they use that in as a way to convey expectations encouragement and content. Getting clear on what you envision your space to look, feel and sound like well before that first day will help you make it a reality. Boundaries are a way of letting kids know that you are willing to give some rope but they don’t get to be in control of the lasso. [Kids] might not outwardly thank you for setting boundaries but it lets them know you love and care for them bc you are making their learning space safe and their learning opportunities fair and fun. That trust and relationship cannot grow if you do not water it with follow through. You will give them healthy boundaries that allow them to stretch but never to fall. How you start and how you guide throughout the year will have a huge impact on how far kids get under your tutelage. Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
August 12, 2019
There is no question whether or not teachers want to make an impact in their classrooms. But oftentimes there are two factors that come into play that could make or break that very first day of school for both teachers and students. Tune in to hear what those are and how to prepare so that day 1 is a winner for everyone! Quotables * * just want you to know their name, love and support them unconditionally and pull out their best qualities and gifts so they can begin to see their future.”] * * * * * * * * * Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
August 12, 2019
There is no question whether or not teachers want to make an impact in their classrooms. But oftentimes there are two factors that come into play that could make or break that very first day of school for both teachers and students. Tune in to hear what those are and how to prepare so that day 1 is a winner for everyone! Quotables * * just want you to know their name, love and support them unconditionally and pull out their best qualities and gifts so they can begin to see their future.”] * * * * * * * * * Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program * https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
August 12, 2019
There is no question whether or not teachers want to make an impact in their classrooms. But oftentimes there are two factors that come into play that could make or break that very first day of school for both teachers and students. Tune in to hear what those are and how to prepare so that day 1 is a winner for everyone! Quotables A lot of teachers and students are excited to head back to school, but for some it brings anxiety and overwhelm. Step back and meet them where they are.Tweet This just want you to know their name, love and support them unconditionally and pull out their best qualities and gifts so they can begin to see their future."] How you start day 1 limits or enhances your impact.Tweet This Protect your students from experiencing adult stressors.Tweet This Stay present and positive in what you see for yourself and that will become what students see for themselves.Tweet This The more we equip others with the tools that helped us overcome, the better off we all will be down the road.Tweet This You cannot have an impact if you aren’t present.Tweet This If you push kids to be their best, you must back that up with twice as much support, kindness and encouragement to sustain them.Tweet This No one works hard for someone that dogs them hard and leaves them on their own.Tweet This We have to make sure we pair every push with a path.Tweet This The outside world is tough enough. The inside world doesn’t have to be.Tweet This Participate in the 200th Episode Fun Option 1: If you have enjoyed the podcast, leave me a quick audio comment telling me what your favorite thing about the Empowering Educators podcast is. Don’t forget to say your name and where you’re from so I can give you the proper shout out. You can use Voxer (my handle is gschultek). You can also use a voice recorder app on your phone and email it to me: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Option 2: If you have a favorite Empowering Educators episode, email me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com to cast your vote! Enter the Amazon GC contest: All you have to do is leave a rating and review on iTunes, screenshot it, and email that to me at gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be picking a winner in September! Join the New(er) Teacher Mentorship Program https://alwaysalesson.teachable.com/p/new-er-teacher-mentorship-program/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
July 29, 2019
Jahkari “JT” Taylor was born to be a Purpose Pusher.  His life’s work demonstrates his passion for cultivating, motivating, and inspiring people from all walks of life. Yet, JT’s life story may not fit the mold of an ideal Purpose Pusher.  When he was just a child he went from living in a 1987 Ford Fairmont, to a packed homeless shelter.  Then, after his mother applied for Section 8 housing, they soon relocated to a tough neighborhood in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, Virginia.  He attended Title 1 schools as a struggling student who failed to realize his academic potential.  Yet, in spite of the adversities he encountered as a youth, JT emerged out of an impoverished, single-parent upbringing with a desire to push others into their divine purpose in life.  JT is now a transformational educator who has three earned degrees (magna cum laude) and he is the 2017 City-wide Teacher of the Year for Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia.  JT is also the founder of Purpose Pushers LLC which is a hybrid educational consulting company that couples research-based professional development with motivational speaking. He has written 5 books and presented at numerous K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and professional conferences across the East coast. Quotables * I was present, but not available for learning. * Cumulative Effect: I needed to hear the same message multiple different ways from many different people before it began to click. * We know that educators wear so many hats, you have to be multi faceted. you have to be organized, analytical, understand curriculum framework and alignment, so many things you need. above everything else I think you need to have the right heart. i think you can learn strategies, techniques, so many things when you go into teacher prep programs but the one thing you cant learn is to be empathetic and have a heart for kids and love kids genuinely, authentically and want to be present to help them. Above all, educators who i consider teacher with a purpose are those who are understanding, empathetic, compassionate, resilient..to me they manifest character traits of good decent people opposed to those who we would consider book smart or have a good handle on curriculum and instruction. * Teachers want to feel supported and have a sense of encouragement. * Always be mindful of the reason why you entered the field of education. * You need to approach every day like you’re on assignment. * What’s not scheduled will not get accomplished. * Their success is my success. * It’s the teacher that creates the bridge to help [students] move from disengaged to highly engaged. * This pedagogy stuff won’t work if you don’t build a relationship with kids. * An uninspired teacher cannot be expected to inspire teachers. JT’s Stamp of Approval * Pedro Noguera (equity leader) * Baruti Kafele (motivational principal) * Hamish Brewer (inspirational, unconventional leader) * “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” by Eric Jensen Connect with JT (Purpose Pushers LLC) * Website: www.purposepushers.com * Email: jtwithapurpose@gmail.com * Mailing Address: PO Box 2832, Chesapeake VA,
July 29, 2019
Jahkari “JT” Taylor was born to be a Purpose Pusher.  His life’s work demonstrates his passion for cultivating, motivating, and inspiring people from all walks of life. Yet, JT’s life story may not fit the mold of an ideal Purpose Pusher.  When he was just a child he went from living in a 1987 Ford Fairmont, to a packed homeless shelter.  Then, after his mother applied for Section 8 housing, they soon relocated to a tough neighborhood in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, Virginia.  He attended Title 1 schools as a struggling student who failed to realize his academic potential.  Yet, in spite of the adversities he encountered as a youth, JT emerged out of an impoverished, single-parent upbringing with a desire to push others into their divine purpose in life.  JT is now a transformational educator who has three earned degrees (magna cum laude) and he is the 2017 City-wide Teacher of the Year for Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia.  JT is also the founder of Purpose Pushers LLC which is a hybrid educational consulting company that couples research-based professional development with motivational speaking. He has written 5 books and presented at numerous K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and professional conferences across the East coast. Quotables * I was present, but not available for learning. * Cumulative Effect: I needed to hear the same message multiple different ways from many different people before it began to click. * We know that educators wear so many hats, you have to be multi faceted. you have to be organized, analytical, understand curriculum framework and alignment, so many things you need. above everything else I think you need to have the right heart. i think you can learn strategies, techniques, so many things when you go into teacher prep programs but the one thing you cant learn is to be empathetic and have a heart for kids and love kids genuinely, authentically and want to be present to help them. Above all, educators who i consider teacher with a purpose are those who are understanding, empathetic, compassionate, resilient..to me they manifest character traits of good decent people opposed to those who we would consider book smart or have a good handle on curriculum and instruction. * Teachers want to feel supported and have a sense of encouragement. * Always be mindful of the reason why you entered the field of education. * You need to approach every day like you’re on assignment. * What’s not scheduled will not get accomplished. * Their success is my success. * It’s the teacher that creates the bridge to help [students] move from disengaged to highly engaged. * This pedagogy stuff won’t work if you don’t build a relationship with kids. * An uninspired teacher cannot be expected to inspire teachers. JT’s Stamp of Approval * Pedro Noguera (equity leader) * Baruti Kafele (motivational principal) * Hamish Brewer (inspirational, unconventional leader) * “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” by Eric Jensen Connect with JT (Purpose Pushers LLC) * Website: www.purposepushers.com * Email: jtwithapurpose@gmail.com * Mailing Address: PO Box 2832, Chesapeake VA,
July 29, 2019
Jahkari “JT” Taylor was born to be a Purpose Pusher.  His life’s work demonstrates his passion for cultivating, motivating, and inspiring people from all walks of life. Yet, JT's life story may not fit the mold of an ideal Purpose Pusher.  When he was just a child he went from living in a 1987 Ford Fairmont, to a packed homeless shelter.  Then, after his mother applied for Section 8 housing, they soon relocated to a tough neighborhood in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, Virginia.  He attended Title 1 schools as a struggling student who failed to realize his academic potential.  Yet, in spite of the adversities he encountered as a youth, JT emerged out of an impoverished, single-parent upbringing with a desire to push others into their divine purpose in life.  JT is now a transformational educator who has three earned degrees (magna cum laude) and he is the 2017 City-wide Teacher of the Year for Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia.  JT is also the founder of Purpose Pushers LLC which is a hybrid educational consulting company that couples research-based professional development with motivational speaking. He has written 5 books and presented at numerous K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and professional conferences across the East coast. Quotables I was present, but not available for learning. Cumulative Effect: I needed to hear the same message multiple different ways from many different people before it began to click. We know that educators wear so many hats, you have to be multi faceted. you have to be organized, analytical, understand curriculum framework and alignment, so many things you need. above everything else I think you need to have the right heart. i think you can learn strategies, techniques, so many things when you go into teacher prep programs but the one thing you cant learn is to be empathetic and have a heart for kids and love kids genuinely, authentically and want to be present to help them. Above all, educators who i consider teacher with a purpose are those who are understanding, empathetic, compassionate, resilient..to me they manifest character traits of good decent people opposed to those who we would consider book smart or have a good handle on curriculum and instruction. Teachers want to feel supported and have a sense of encouragement. Always be mindful of the reason why you entered the field of education. You need to approach every day like you're on assignment. What's not scheduled will not get accomplished. Their success is my success. It's the teacher that creates the bridge to help [students] move from disengaged to highly engaged. This pedagogy stuff won't work if you don't build a relationship with kids. An uninspired teacher cannot be expected to inspire teachers. JT's Stamp of Approval Pedro Noguera (equity leader) Baruti Kafele (motivational principal) Hamish Brewer (inspirational, unconventional leader) "Teaching with Poverty in Mind" by Eric Jensen Connect with JT (Purpose Pushers LLC) Website: www.purposepushers.com Email: jtwithapurpose@gmail.com Mailing Address: PO Box 2832, Chesapeake VA, 23327 Social Media Handles: Twitter - @PurposePushers LinkedIN- JT Taylor Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/
July 15, 2019
Instructional coaching and teacher leadership are essential for moving the needle in student achievement and teacher proficiency. But the way coaches are leading teachers ends up landing flat because they are either pushing too hard or pulling too far. The secret to great teacher leadership is being a guide on the side- not pushing or pulling too much. Tune in to hear 3 steps to ensure you pass the ownership baton to teachers so that the improvement is long term. Quotables * When we make decisions under pressure, on a short time frame, we lack the intention and insight necessary for that decision to ever truly become effective. * Great Teachers don’t equal great leaders. * We gotta stop panicking and jumping on the latest bandwagon. * Because growth pain is ordinary and expected and the pain makes the results that much more worth it. * It might be faster to push or pull, but it’s never effective. * [Teachers] are invested in the process when they know you are invested in them as people. * Transparency and being human is what connects us all. Links Mentioned in the Episode: * Coaching Summit link: https://bit.ly/2VzcnIR * Coaching Links: * coaching plan- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Developing-a-Coaching-Plan-4237551 * coaching duties- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Coach-Duties-Pie-Chart-2567708 * holding coaches accountable- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Coach-Performance-Evaluation-Rubric-2567694 Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
July 15, 2019
Instructional coaching and teacher leadership are essential for moving the needle in student achievement and teacher proficiency. But the way coaches are leading teachers ends up landing flat because they are either pushing too hard or pulling too far. The secret to great teacher leadership is being a guide on the side- not pushing or pulling too much. Tune in to hear 3 steps to ensure you pass the ownership baton to teachers so that the improvement is long term. Quotables * When we make decisions under pressure, on a short time frame, we lack the intention and insight necessary for that decision to ever truly become effective. * Great Teachers don’t equal great leaders. * We gotta stop panicking and jumping on the latest bandwagon. * Because growth pain is ordinary and expected and the pain makes the results that much more worth it. * It might be faster to push or pull, but it’s never effective. * [Teachers] are invested in the process when they know you are invested in them as people. * Transparency and being human is what connects us all. Links Mentioned in the Episode: * Coaching Summit link: https://bit.ly/2VzcnIR * Coaching Links: * coaching plan- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Developing-a-Coaching-Plan-4237551 * coaching duties- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Coach-Duties-Pie-Chart-2567708 * holding coaches accountable- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Coach-Performance-Evaluation-Rubric-2567694 Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
July 15, 2019
Instructional coaching and teacher leadership are essential for moving the needle in student achievement and teacher proficiency. But the way coaches are leading teachers ends up landing flat because they are either pushing too hard or pulling too far. The secret to great teacher leadership is being a guide on the side- not pushing or pulling too much. Tune in to hear 3 steps to ensure you pass the ownership baton to teachers so that the improvement is long term. Quotables When we make decisions under pressure, on a short time frame, we lack the intention and insight necessary for that decision to ever truly become effective. Great Teachers don’t equal great leaders. We gotta stop panicking and jumping on the latest bandwagon. Because growth pain is ordinary and expected and the pain makes the results that much more worth it. It might be faster to push or pull, but it’s never effective. [Teachers] are invested in the process when they know you are invested in them as people. Transparency and being human is what connects us all. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Coaching Summit link: https://bit.ly/2VzcnIR Coaching Links: coaching plan- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Developing-a-Coaching-Plan-4237551 coaching duties- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Coach-Duties-Pie-Chart-2567708 holding coaches accountable- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Instructional-Coaching-Coach-Performance-Evaluation-Rubric-2567694 Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
July 1, 2019
Overwhelm can get the best of us. In fact, too many teachers are leaving the profession due to their plates being full for far too long. When you learn how to recognize overwhelm before it overcomes you, you can begin to hack away at your schedule so that you conserve energy and happiness for what matters most- teaching. Tune in to hear 5 tips and get access to an amazing opportunity for teachers struggling to beat the overwhelm. Quotables * Reflection and evaluation are powerful tools we often overlook because we think we don’t have time. * You can only carry so much folks. It doesn’t mean you are less of a person or teacher because you have to dump the non-essentials. * Skim the fat and oil the machine. * It’s a temporary shut-down to conserve your time and energy. Join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club * https://40htw.com/join/ * Type in ‘gretchen@alwaysalesson.com’ as your referral Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
July 1, 2019
Overwhelm can get the best of us. In fact, too many teachers are leaving the profession due to their plates being full for far too long. When you learn how to recognize overwhelm before it overcomes you, you can begin to hack away at your schedule so that you conserve energy and happiness for what matters most- teaching. Tune in to hear 5 tips and get access to an amazing opportunity for teachers struggling to beat the overwhelm. Quotables * Reflection and evaluation are powerful tools we often overlook because we think we don’t have time. * You can only carry so much folks. It doesn’t mean you are less of a person or teacher because you have to dump the non-essentials. * Skim the fat and oil the machine. * It’s a temporary shut-down to conserve your time and energy. Join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club * https://40htw.com/join/ * Type in ‘gretchen@alwaysalesson.com’ as your referral Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
July 1, 2019
Overwhelm can get the best of us. In fact, too many teachers are leaving the profession due to their plates being full for far too long. When you learn how to recognize overwhelm before it overcomes you, you can begin to hack away at your schedule so that you conserve energy and happiness for what matters most- teaching. Tune in to hear 5 tips and get access to an amazing opportunity for teachers struggling to beat the overwhelm. Quotables Reflection and evaluation are powerful tools we often overlook because we think we don’t have time. You can only carry so much folks. It doesn’t mean you are less of a person or teacher because you have to dump the non-essentials. Skim the fat and oil the machine. It’s a temporary shut-down to conserve your time and energy. Join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club https://40htw.com/join/ Type in 'gretchen@alwaysalesson.com' as your referral Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 17, 2019
Sometimes you can be so tuned in that you don’t realize your candle is burning out. For teachers, summer is a great time to unplug by becoming a learner in something new. You have permission to fill your cup in another passion so that you can be great at your main passion as an educator. Tune in to learn how to best utilize your summer break so that you are a lifelong learner but also a well-rested, rejuvenated teacher Quotables * Don’t feel bad about needing a break. Everyone has their limit and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad teacher or that you can’t hack a life-long career as an educator. * It is time to switch gears so your body can rest, your mind can declutter and your spirit can get ignited again. * Be a better teacher through … a creative outlet to unplug. * Experts can do other things… and new teachers are no exception. * Become a well-rounded human because that serves your kids best. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 17, 2019
Sometimes you can be so tuned in that you don’t realize your candle is burning out. For teachers, summer is a great time to unplug by becoming a learner in something new. You have permission to fill your cup in another passion so that you can be great at your main passion as an educator. Tune in to learn how to best utilize your summer break so that you are a lifelong learner but also a well-rested, rejuvenated teacher Quotables * Don’t feel bad about needing a break. Everyone has their limit and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad teacher or that you can’t hack a life-long career as an educator. * It is time to switch gears so your body can rest, your mind can declutter and your spirit can get ignited again. * Be a better teacher through … a creative outlet to unplug. * Experts can do other things… and new teachers are no exception. * Become a well-rounded human because that serves your kids best. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 17, 2019
Sometimes you can be so tuned in that you don’t realize your candle is burning out. For teachers, summer is a great time to unplug by becoming a learner in something new. You have permission to fill your cup in another passion so that you can be great at your main passion as an educator. Tune in to learn how to best utilize your summer break so that you are a lifelong learner but also a well-rested, rejuvenated teacher Quotables Don’t feel bad about needing a break. Everyone has their limit and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad teacher or that you can’t hack a life-long career as an educator. It is time to switch gears so your body can rest, your mind can declutter and your spirit can get ignited again. Be a better teacher through … a creative outlet to unplug. Experts can do other things… and new teachers are no exception. Become a well-rounded human because that serves your kids best. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 3, 2019
It’s time we take what is working in our own classrooms and share it with other educators so that they can replicate our success. To truly amplify our impact in our classroom, school buildings, and community we need to figure out where we excel and make it accessible to others so that they can repeat our success. Follow the four-step proven method shared in this episode to amplify your impact by increasing teacher proficiency and student achievement in the classroom. Quotables: * Why do we have to contain our impact? * If we are able to find success in the classroom, we should be able to take that success and multiply it in a way so that more students can be positively impacted. * No child should be at an advantage or disadvantage depending on what teacher they are assigned. * If one teacher is doing great, we must dissect that success and replicate it so all students can benefit. * When we better ourselves, we better others. * If we want to have an impact, we have to think beyond ourselves. To amplify our impact, we have to act beyond ourselves. * Educators have each other’s backs. * Let’s not waste another moment being a lesser version of ourselves. Sign Up for the Teacher Leader Summit * https://bit.ly/2VzcnlR Previous Podcast Episode Mentioned: * Ep 133: You Don’t Need a Title to Lead  Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 3, 2019
It’s time we take what is working in our own classrooms and share it with other educators so that they can replicate our success. To truly amplify our impact in our classroom, school buildings, and community we need to figure out where we excel and make it accessible to others so that they can repeat our success. Follow the four-step proven method shared in this episode to amplify your impact by increasing teacher proficiency and student achievement in the classroom. Quotables: * Why do we have to contain our impact? * If we are able to find success in the classroom, we should be able to take that success and multiply it in a way so that more students can be positively impacted. * No child should be at an advantage or disadvantage depending on what teacher they are assigned. * If one teacher is doing great, we must dissect that success and replicate it so all students can benefit. * When we better ourselves, we better others. * If we want to have an impact, we have to think beyond ourselves. To amplify our impact, we have to act beyond ourselves. * Educators have each other’s backs. * Let’s not waste another moment being a lesser version of ourselves. Sign Up for the Teacher Leader Summit * https://bit.ly/2VzcnlR Previous Podcast Episode Mentioned: * Ep 133: You Don’t Need a Title to Lead  Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
June 3, 2019
It’s time we take what is working in our own classrooms and share it with other educators so that they can replicate our success. To truly amplify our impact in our classroom, school buildings, and community we need to figure out where we excel and make it accessible to others so that they can repeat our success. Follow the four-step proven method shared in this episode to amplify your impact by increasing teacher proficiency and student achievement in the classroom. Quotables: Why do we have to contain our impact? If we are able to find success in the classroom, we should be able to take that success and multiply it in a way so that more students can be positively impacted. No child should be at an advantage or disadvantage depending on what teacher they are assigned. If one teacher is doing great, we must dissect that success and replicate it so all students can benefit. When we better ourselves, we better others. If we want to have an impact, we have to think beyond ourselves. To amplify our impact, we have to act beyond ourselves. Educators have each other’s backs. Let’s not waste another moment being a lesser version of ourselves. Sign Up for the Teacher Leader Summit https://bit.ly/2VzcnlR Previous Podcast Episode Mentioned: Ep 133: You Don't Need a Title to Lead  Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
May 20, 2019
Kim is a veteran educator of 17 years, currently a 7th-grade English teacher, Beginning Teacher Mentor, Educational Technology Specialist, and technology and standards-based coach throughout her district. She also has a Leading Edge Blended Learning certificate and is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. During her career, she’s taught band, choir, AVID, Study Skills, and all levels of English Language Arts (ELA), including special education, English Learners, accelerated, and students with disabilities with a co-teacher. She has a unique set of experiences that allow her to meet her students and teaching mentees where they’re at, illuminate their unique value to the world, and create strong and lasting relationships. Kim says, “I absolutely LOVE teaching 7th grade as well as coaching new teachers. Both groups have needs that are unique to that time in their life. They’re dealing with crazy and overwhelming transitions and their future success greatly depends on the love and support they receive at that time.” Quotables * Be introspective and look at what we are doing well * Use what you are good at in a positive way * Be quick to apologize * “How can I help you so that you can be your best?” * You can be teaching’s biggest cheerleader, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to make you a successful educator * Be self-reflective and have a burning desire to improve and learn for the sake of the kids * Be honest with yourself * Your life in the classroom is going to be vastly easier and enjoyable if you are a likable teacher who genuinely connects with their students * We have to stop making excuses for ourselves * Use your time off to reset Kim’s Stamp of Approval * Education Podcast Network * Chris Nesi from House of EdTech * Gary Vaynerchuk * Twitter Thought Leaders: David Geurin, George Couros, Alice Keeler, Pernille Ripp, Connect with Kim * Blog: https://www.mrslepre.com  * Podcast: https://teachersneedteachers.com * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimlepre * Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrslepre * Facebook Group: Teachers Need Teachers * Facebook Page: Lepre’s Learning Log * Email: Kim@teachersneedteachers.com
May 20, 2019
Kim is a veteran educator of 17 years, currently a 7th-grade English teacher, Beginning Teacher Mentor, Educational Technology Specialist, and technology and standards-based coach throughout her district. She also has a Leading Edge Blended Learning certificate and is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. During her career, she’s taught band, choir, AVID, Study Skills, and all levels of English Language Arts (ELA), including special education, English Learners, accelerated, and students with disabilities with a co-teacher. She has a unique set of experiences that allow her to meet her students and teaching mentees where they’re at, illuminate their unique value to the world, and create strong and lasting relationships. Kim says, “I absolutely LOVE teaching 7th grade as well as coaching new teachers. Both groups have needs that are unique to that time in their life. They’re dealing with crazy and overwhelming transitions and their future success greatly depends on the love and support they receive at that time.” Quotables * Be introspective and look at what we are doing well * Use what you are good at in a positive way * Be quick to apologize * “How can I help you so that you can be your best?” * You can be teaching’s biggest cheerleader, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to make you a successful educator * Be self-reflective and have a burning desire to improve and learn for the sake of the kids * Be honest with yourself * Your life in the classroom is going to be vastly easier and enjoyable if you are a likable teacher who genuinely connects with their students * We have to stop making excuses for ourselves * Use your time off to reset Kim’s Stamp of Approval * Education Podcast Network * Chris Nesi from House of EdTech * Gary Vaynerchuk * Twitter Thought Leaders: David Geurin, George Couros, Alice Keeler, Pernille Ripp, Connect with Kim * Blog: https://www.mrslepre.com  * Podcast: https://teachersneedteachers.com * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimlepre * Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrslepre * Facebook Group: Teachers Need Teachers * Facebook Page: Lepre’s Learning Log * Email: Kim@teachersneedteachers.com
May 20, 2019
Kim is a veteran educator of 17 years, currently a 7th-grade English teacher, Beginning Teacher Mentor, Educational Technology Specialist, and technology and standards-based coach throughout her district. She also has a Leading Edge Blended Learning certificate and is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. During her career, she's taught band, choir, AVID, Study Skills, and all levels of English Language Arts (ELA), including special education, English Learners, accelerated, and students with disabilities with a co-teacher. She has a unique set of experiences that allow her to meet her students and teaching mentees where they’re at, illuminate their unique value to the world, and create strong and lasting relationships. Kim says, "I absolutely LOVE teaching 7th grade as well as coaching new teachers. Both groups have needs that are unique to that time in their life. They’re dealing with crazy and overwhelming transitions and their future success greatly depends on the love and support they receive at that time." Quotables Be introspective and look at what we are doing well Use what you are good at in a positive way Be quick to apologize "How can I help you so that you can be your best?" You can be teaching's biggest cheerleader, but that doesn't mean it's going to make you a successful educator Be self-reflective and have a burning desire to improve and learn for the sake of the kids Be honest with yourself Your life in the classroom is going to be vastly easier and enjoyable if you are a likable teacher who genuinely connects with their students We have to stop making excuses for ourselves Use your time off to reset Kim's Stamp of Approval Education Podcast Network Chris Nesi from House of EdTech Gary Vaynerchuk Twitter Thought Leaders: David Geurin, George Couros, Alice Keeler, Pernille Ripp, Connect with Kim Blog: https://www.mrslepre.com  Podcast: https://teachersneedteachers.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimlepre Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrslepre Facebook Group: Teachers Need Teachers Facebook Page: Lepre's Learning Log Email: Kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
May 5, 2019
The term “teacher leader” encompasses so many jobs in and around a school building. Learning how to lead others can be tricky and confusing. But when you understand the variety of leadership styles that are out there and you reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, you are able to create your own style of leadership. Tune in to hear four common leadership types as well as the cost and benefits of each so that you can get to work developing your own style to lead others. Quotables: * I didn’t differentiate my style based on who I was leading, and I think that held me back from being more effective sooner. * That is what is tricky about leadership- it’s not what works for you, it’s what works for them. You are now developing other people, so you need to read your audience. * I can’t be left out in the deep ocean figuring out how to swim on my own * No one ever outgrows a coach because the support changes based on your needs. * Be kind to yourself as you are honing your craft because you’re not going to be perfect Previous Podcast Episode Mentioned * Interview with Nicole Turner Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
May 5, 2019
The term “teacher leader” encompasses so many jobs in and around a school building. Learning how to lead others can be tricky and confusing. But when you understand the variety of leadership styles that are out there and you reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, you are able to create your own style of leadership. Tune in to hear four common leadership types as well as the cost and benefits of each so that you can get to work developing your own style to lead others. Quotables: * I didn’t differentiate my style based on who I was leading, and I think that held me back from being more effective sooner. * That is what is tricky about leadership- it’s not what works for you, it’s what works for them. You are now developing other people, so you need to read your audience. * I can’t be left out in the deep ocean figuring out how to swim on my own * No one ever outgrows a coach because the support changes based on your needs. * Be kind to yourself as you are honing your craft because you’re not going to be perfect Previous Podcast Episode Mentioned * Interview with Nicole Turner Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
May 5, 2019
The term “teacher leader” encompasses so many jobs in and around a school building. Learning how to lead others can be tricky and confusing. But when you understand the variety of leadership styles that are out there and you reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, you are able to create your own style of leadership. Tune in to hear four common leadership types as well as the cost and benefits of each so that you can get to work developing your own style to lead others. Quotables: I didn’t differentiate my style based on who I was leading, and I think that held me back from being more effective sooner. That is what is tricky about leadership- it’s not what works for you, it’s what works for them. You are now developing other people, so you need to read your audience. I can’t be left out in the deep ocean figuring out how to swim on my own No one ever outgrows a coach because the support changes based on your needs. Be kind to yourself as you are honing your craft because you’re not going to be perfect Previous Podcast Episode Mentioned Interview with Nicole Turner Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 22, 2019
Educators experience stress just like all other professions. Sometimes those seasons of stress feel never ending and can even convince you that your life in education will never be any different than the ugly struggle it is right now. The truth is, seasons of stress when your toes are to the fire are moments for growth. Tune in to hear a 3 step system to help you tackle those seasonal stressors while never losing your passion along the way. Quotables * Whether you sink or swim, you learn what to do next time. * Stress is an old friend… It will keep coming around, so you might as well get to know it. * [Fight] the flame instead of running around screaming about the fire. * You don’t want to relive the same stress even if you meet the same fire. * My passion started to grow in the same place where it was once stolen Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 22, 2019
Educators experience stress just like all other professions. Sometimes those seasons of stress feel never ending and can even convince you that your life in education will never be any different than the ugly struggle it is right now. The truth is, seasons of stress when your toes are to the fire are moments for growth. Tune in to hear a 3 step system to help you tackle those seasonal stressors while never losing your passion along the way. Quotables * Whether you sink or swim, you learn what to do next time. * Stress is an old friend… It will keep coming around, so you might as well get to know it. * [Fight] the flame instead of running around screaming about the fire. * You don’t want to relive the same stress even if you meet the same fire. * My passion started to grow in the same place where it was once stolen Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 22, 2019
Educators experience stress just like all other professions. Sometimes those seasons of stress feel never ending and can even convince you that your life in education will never be any different than the ugly struggle it is right now. The truth is, seasons of stress when your toes are to the fire are moments for growth. Tune in to hear a 3 step system to help you tackle those seasonal stressors while never losing your passion along the way. Quotables Whether you sink or swim, you learn what to do next time. Stress is an old friend… It will keep coming around, so you might as well get to know it. [Fight] the flame instead of running around screaming about the fire. You don’t want to relive the same stress even if you meet the same fire. My passion started to grow in the same place where it was once stolen Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 8, 2019
It is easy this day in age to get distracted. Teachers can easily fall down a rabbit hole full of shiny, sparkly classroom implementations that don’t always lead to student learning or teacher effectiveness. Tune in to hear what the “main thing” is when it comes to teaching and tips to hone your craft in the areas of lesson design and execution. Quotables * Cutesy classroom décor.. is the icing on the cake, but it’s not the ingredients to make a cake, let alone a good one. * You cannot be great in teaching if you don’t know how or don’t spend time getting better at the main thing. * We have to get good at the main thing before we can add the icing. * There is no reason to keep writing plans you won’t read or use or that do not help students achieve. * Thorough doesn’t mean wordy. * When you write your lesson plans just think about putting purpose into that piece of paper * We can’t wait until ¾ of the lesson goes by to get students interacting with their new learning Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 8, 2019
It is easy this day in age to get distracted. Teachers can easily fall down a rabbit hole full of shiny, sparkly classroom implementations that don’t always lead to student learning or teacher effectiveness. Tune in to hear what the “main thing” is when it comes to teaching and tips to hone your craft in the areas of lesson design and execution. Quotables * Cutesy classroom décor.. is the icing on the cake, but it’s not the ingredients to make a cake, let alone a good one. * You cannot be great in teaching if you don’t know how or don’t spend time getting better at the main thing. * We have to get good at the main thing before we can add the icing. * There is no reason to keep writing plans you won’t read or use or that do not help students achieve. * Thorough doesn’t mean wordy. * When you write your lesson plans just think about putting purpose into that piece of paper * We can’t wait until ¾ of the lesson goes by to get students interacting with their new learning Shop AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
April 8, 2019
It is easy this day in age to get distracted. Teachers can easily fall down a rabbit hole full of shiny, sparkly classroom implementations that don’t always lead to student learning or teacher effectiveness. Tune in to hear what the “main thing” is when it comes to teaching and tips to hone your craft in the areas of lesson design and execution. Quotables Cutesy classroom décor.. is the icing on the cake, but it’s not the ingredients to make a cake, let alone a good one. You cannot be great in teaching if you don’t know how or don’t spend time getting better at the main thing. We have to get good at the main thing before we can add the icing. There is no reason to keep writing plans you won’t read or use or that do not help students achieve. Thorough doesn’t mean wordy. When you write your lesson plans just think about putting purpose into that piece of paper We can’t wait until ¾ of the lesson goes by to get students interacting with their new learning Shop AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
March 25, 2019
Being a teacher is more than just teaching content lessons. It is the life-giving work of an educator to develop the people in front of them every day. One way to do that is to provide appropriate challenge and support so that overtime students begin to rely on themselves to overcome hardships. Tune in to hear tips on how to elevate your lesson design process so that it stretches students in a comfortable, rewarding way. Quotables * Give me a sticker and I will do my very best for a few minutes. Give me a warm smile and I will do my very best for a little while. Give me encouragement and I will do my very best for a long while. Give me the experiences that help me believe in myself and I will do my very best forever. (Author Unknown) * it is the art of lesson design and student engagement that provides the EXPERIENCE that lasts the lifetime. * They are seeing a highlight reel in their head of all the past road blocks and obstacles and remember the feeling hurdling over them without the help of anyone but their inner dialogue and muscle memory. * They learn what they are made of and how they are smart enough to think it through and strong enough to make it through. * It has to be a continuous process that develops in intricacy over time. * The dominos cannot go into motion until you have a plan in place for how to stop teaching content lessons and think bigger into developing people. AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
March 25, 2019
Being a teacher is more than just teaching content lessons. It is the life-giving work of an educator to develop the people in front of them every day. One way to do that is to provide appropriate challenge and support so that overtime students begin to rely on themselves to overcome hardships. Tune in to hear tips on how to elevate your lesson design process so that it stretches students in a comfortable, rewarding way. Quotables * Give me a sticker and I will do my very best for a few minutes. Give me a warm smile and I will do my very best for a little while. Give me encouragement and I will do my very best for a long while. Give me the experiences that help me believe in myself and I will do my very best forever. (Author Unknown) * it is the art of lesson design and student engagement that provides the EXPERIENCE that lasts the lifetime. * They are seeing a highlight reel in their head of all the past road blocks and obstacles and remember the feeling hurdling over them without the help of anyone but their inner dialogue and muscle memory. * They learn what they are made of and how they are smart enough to think it through and strong enough to make it through. * It has to be a continuous process that develops in intricacy over time. * The dominos cannot go into motion until you have a plan in place for how to stop teaching content lessons and think bigger into developing people. AAL Swag * https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
March 25, 2019
Being a teacher is more than just teaching content lessons. It is the life-giving work of an educator to develop the people in front of them every day. One way to do that is to provide appropriate challenge and support so that overtime students begin to rely on themselves to overcome hardships. Tune in to hear tips on how to elevate your lesson design process so that it stretches students in a comfortable, rewarding way. Quotables Give me a sticker and I will do my very best for a few minutes. Give me a warm smile and I will do my very best for a little while. Give me encouragement and I will do my very best for a long while. Give me the experiences that help me believe in myself and I will do my very best forever. (Author Unknown) it is the art of lesson design and student engagement that provides the EXPERIENCE that lasts the lifetime. They are seeing a highlight reel in their head of all the past road blocks and obstacles and remember the feeling hurdling over them without the help of anyone but their inner dialogue and muscle memory. They learn what they are made of and how they are smart enough to think it through and strong enough to make it through. It has to be a continuous process that develops in intricacy over time. The dominos cannot go into motion until you have a plan in place for how to stop teaching content lessons and think bigger into developing people. AAL Swag https://alwaysalesson.com/product-category/swag/ Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
March 11, 2019
Leanne Stone is a former third grade teacher in Charlotte, NC who taught through Teach for America. Like most new teachers, Leanne found herself overwhelmed by the responsibilities and costs of creating new classroom materials and began to explore online materials to help her prepare for class. Leanne now coaches hundreds of teachers and school administrators through Teachers Pay Teachers, an online hub for teacher-authored resources. She helps schools implement TpT for Schools, the schoolwide version of TpT that allows the school to pay for classroom resources rather than teachers and share those materials campus-wide. With more than two thirds of all teachers in the U.S. using TpT, and more than 2,000 schools using the campus-wide offering, the website has evolved into a “virtual teachers’ lounge,” according to Forbes. Leanne offers first-person insights on how TpT is providing teachers with alternatives and solutions to the obstacles they face in the classroom. Quotables * Teacher Must Haves = positivity, relationship building, open to new ideas and tactics * Don’t try to do everything * Lean in to the people around you who have been in your shoes * A growth mindset is inspiring to me * Get out of your building and get connected Leanne’s Stamp of Approval * Ed Surge * PBS Education * TpT Conferences Connect with Leanne * TpT for Schools Website- schools.teacherspayteachers.com  * Email- leanne@teacherspayteachers.com * TpT for Schools Email- schools@teacherspayteachers.com Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook:
March 11, 2019
Leanne Stone is a former third grade teacher in Charlotte, NC who taught through Teach for America. Like most new teachers, Leanne found herself overwhelmed by the responsibilities and costs of creating new classroom materials and began to explore online materials to help her prepare for class. Leanne now coaches hundreds of teachers and school administrators through Teachers Pay Teachers, an online hub for teacher-authored resources. She helps schools implement TpT for Schools, the schoolwide version of TpT that allows the school to pay for classroom resources rather than teachers and share those materials campus-wide. With more than two thirds of all teachers in the U.S. using TpT, and more than 2,000 schools using the campus-wide offering, the website has evolved into a “virtual teachers’ lounge,” according to Forbes. Leanne offers first-person insights on how TpT is providing teachers with alternatives and solutions to the obstacles they face in the classroom. Quotables * Teacher Must Haves = positivity, relationship building, open to new ideas and tactics * Don’t try to do everything * Lean in to the people around you who have been in your shoes * A growth mindset is inspiring to me * Get out of your building and get connected Leanne’s Stamp of Approval * Ed Surge * PBS Education * TpT Conferences Connect with Leanne * TpT for Schools Website- schools.teacherspayteachers.com  * Email- leanne@teacherspayteachers.com * TpT for Schools Email- schools@teacherspayteachers.com Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook:
March 11, 2019
Leanne Stone is a former third grade teacher in Charlotte, NC who taught through Teach for America. Like most new teachers, Leanne found herself overwhelmed by the responsibilities and costs of creating new classroom materials and began to explore online materials to help her prepare for class. Leanne now coaches hundreds of teachers and school administrators through Teachers Pay Teachers, an online hub for teacher-authored resources. She helps schools implement TpT for Schools, the schoolwide version of TpT that allows the school to pay for classroom resources rather than teachers and share those materials campus-wide. With more than two thirds of all teachers in the U.S. using TpT, and more than 2,000 schools using the campus-wide offering, the website has evolved into a “virtual teachers’ lounge,” according to Forbes. Leanne offers first-person insights on how TpT is providing teachers with alternatives and solutions to the obstacles they face in the classroom. Quotables Teacher Must Haves = positivity, relationship building, open to new ideas and tactics Don't try to do everything Lean in to the people around you who have been in your shoes A growth mindset is inspiring to me Get out of your building and get connected Leanne's Stamp of Approval Ed Surge PBS Education TpT Conferences Connect with Leanne TpT for Schools Website- schools.teacherspayteachers.com  Email- leanne@teacherspayteachers.com TpT for Schools Email- schools@teacherspayteachers.com Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’  
February 25, 2019
As teacher leaders, we have many pencils in our lives that need our attention to be sharpened so that their talents come to fruition. But if we do not provide the paper so that these pencils can develop and create their masterpieces, then it’s all for not. Tune in to hear an inspiring analogy from an elite educator plus my quick tips to put things into action! Quotables * Pencils, however, become dull over time, losing the ability to put forth life changing work. It isn’t until they are sharpened that they can continue to achieve what they were created to accomplish. * Paper is what allows ideas to be remembered, thoughts to be shared, and wisdom to be internalized. * Without paper, “pencils” would be useless. * They need us to lead the way they need support * Pencils are instruments of impact and by refusing to sharpen them we are denying their impact from coming to fruition. * We can’t continue being roadblock rocks…. Standing in the way of forward momentum, passion development, skill acquisition, and a sense of community and support. Connect with Chuck Poole * Teachonomy  Resource Mentioned in this Episode * Mentor-Mentee Discussion Dice Game Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
February 25, 2019
As teacher leaders, we have many pencils in our lives that need our attention to be sharpened so that their talents come to fruition. But if we do not provide the paper so that these pencils can develop and create their masterpieces, then it’s all for not. Tune in to hear an inspiring analogy from an elite educator plus my quick tips to put things into action! Quotables * Pencils, however, become dull over time, losing the ability to put forth life changing work. It isn’t until they are sharpened that they can continue to achieve what they were created to accomplish. * Paper is what allows ideas to be remembered, thoughts to be shared, and wisdom to be internalized. * Without paper, “pencils” would be useless. * They need us to lead the way they need support * Pencils are instruments of impact and by refusing to sharpen them we are denying their impact from coming to fruition. * We can’t continue being roadblock rocks…. Standing in the way of forward momentum, passion development, skill acquisition, and a sense of community and support. Connect with Chuck Poole * Teachonomy  Resource Mentioned in this Episode * Mentor-Mentee Discussion Dice Game Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
February 25, 2019
As teacher leaders, we have many pencils in our lives that need our attention to be sharpened so that their talents come to fruition. But if we do not provide the paper so that these pencils can develop and create their masterpieces, then it’s all for not. Tune in to hear an inspiring analogy from an elite educator plus my quick tips to put things into action! Quotables Pencils, however, become dull over time, losing the ability to put forth life changing work. It isn’t until they are sharpened that they can continue to achieve what they were created to accomplish. Paper is what allows ideas to be remembered, thoughts to be shared, and wisdom to be internalized. Without paper, “pencils” would be useless. They need us to lead the way they need support Pencils are instruments of impact and by refusing to sharpen them we are denying their impact from coming to fruition. We can’t continue being roadblock rocks…. Standing in the way of forward momentum, passion development, skill acquisition, and a sense of community and support. Connect with Chuck Poole Teachonomy  Resource Mentioned in this Episode Mentor-Mentee Discussion Dice Game Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
February 12, 2019
As leaders, we sometimes think we have to know and be able to do everything. The truth is, were only need to know of people and things to help us along the way. Tune in to hear 3 ways you can leverage your surroundings so that you can maximize your influence in helping teachers. Quotables * “If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” Germany Kent . [mentioned by @medahl] * You are as good as you use your resources. * Use what you got, then go get more. * You are a Teacher leader not because of what you bring to the table already, but what you are CAPABLE OF BRINGING TO THE TABLE IN THE FUTURE. * I don’t know the answer to that, but I will be glad to find out. * You are only as powerful as you allow yourself to be. Podcast Feedback Survey * https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gb-PQaffZZkCp-6wik8Wgnvt7KCEAbbnLoHaFVveypE/prefill Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
February 11, 2019
As leaders, we sometimes think we have to know and be able to do everything. The truth is, were only need to know of people and things to help us along the way. Tune in to hear 3 ways you can leverage your surroundings so that you can maximize your influence in helping teachers. Quotables * “If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” Germany Kent . [mentioned by @medahl] * You are as good as you use your resources. * Use what you got, then go get more. * You are a Teacher leader not because of what you bring to the table already, but what you are CAPABLE OF BRINGING TO THE TABLE IN THE FUTURE. * I don’t know the answer to that, but I will be glad to find out. * You are only as powerful as you allow yourself to be. Podcast Feedback Survey * https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gb-PQaffZZkCp-6wik8Wgnvt7KCEAbbnLoHaFVveypE/prefill Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
February 11, 2019
As leaders, we sometimes think we have to know and be able to do everything. The truth is, were only need to know of people and things to help us along the way. Tune in to hear 3 ways you can leverage your surroundings so that you can maximize your influence in helping teachers. Quotables “If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” Germany Kent . [mentioned by @medahl] You are as good as you use your resources. Use what you got, then go get more. You are a Teacher leader not because of what you bring to the table already, but what you are CAPABLE OF BRINGING TO THE TABLE IN THE FUTURE. I don’t know the answer to that, but I will be glad to find out. You are only as powerful as you allow yourself to be. Podcast Feedback Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gb-PQaffZZkCp-6wik8Wgnvt7KCEAbbnLoHaFVveypE/prefill Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 28, 2019
As educators we have a daily duty to help our students develop into their potential, both in life and academia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., this episode focuses on how his prolific words ring true in our classroom practices to ensure our students can be kind and do good each and every day. Quotables (in honor of MLK, Jr.) * Be Kind * “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” * “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” * “The time is always ripe to do RIGHT.” * Do Good * “No one has the right to rain on your dreams.” * “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” * “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” * “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” My Co-Host Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 28, 2019
As educators we have a daily duty to help our students develop into their potential, both in life and academia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., this episode focuses on how his prolific words ring true in our classroom practices to ensure our students can be kind and do good each and every day. Quotables (in honor of MLK, Jr.) * Be Kind * “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” * “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” * “The time is always ripe to do RIGHT.” * Do Good * “No one has the right to rain on your dreams.” * “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” * “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” * “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” My Co-Host Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 28, 2019
As educators we have a daily duty to help our students develop into their potential, both in life and academia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., this episode focuses on how his prolific words ring true in our classroom practices to ensure our students can be kind and do good each and every day. Quotables (in honor of MLK, Jr.) Be Kind “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” “The time is always ripe to do RIGHT.” Do Good “No one has the right to rain on your dreams.” “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” My Co-Host Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 14, 2019
Having high expectations isn’t a bad thing, until they no longer are achievable and as a result, debilitate you. Tune in to hear my story of how I dealt with the reality of not being able to live the life I once had and adjusted my mindset and action steps to reach new heights in a more manageable way under those new circumstances. Quotables * I am going to treat myself better and give myself space to be imperfect. * I take my worst attribute and do what I can to avoid it coming to the surface and in doing so that behavior becomes my best attribute. * High expectations are great but when they don’t match and take into consideration the circumstances of the moment, they are dead expectations. * It’s not that I am LESS THAN, I just have a different set of circumstances that alter my expectations. * I came into this moment of clarity on a pity party and left on a party bus. * I am not incapable of doing what I have done before. I just have to do it differently. * The best thing you can do is be real about what you’re facing. * I am not a lesser version of me, I am the best version of me in this circumstance. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 14, 2019
Having high expectations isn’t a bad thing, until they no longer are achievable and as a result, debilitate you. Tune in to hear my story of how I dealt with the reality of not being able to live the life I once had and adjusted my mindset and action steps to reach new heights in a more manageable way under those new circumstances. Quotables * I am going to treat myself better and give myself space to be imperfect. * I take my worst attribute and do what I can to avoid it coming to the surface and in doing so that behavior becomes my best attribute. * High expectations are great but when they don’t match and take into consideration the circumstances of the moment, they are dead expectations. * It’s not that I am LESS THAN, I just have a different set of circumstances that alter my expectations. * I came into this moment of clarity on a pity party and left on a party bus. * I am not incapable of doing what I have done before. I just have to do it differently. * The best thing you can do is be real about what you’re facing. * I am not a lesser version of me, I am the best version of me in this circumstance. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter * http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group * https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen * Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com * Blog: Always A Lesson * Facebook: Always A Lesson * Twitter: @gschultek * Instagram: Always.A.Lesson * Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers * Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 * Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. * How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
January 14, 2019
Having high expectations isn’t a bad thing, until they no longer are achievable and as a result, debilitate you. Tune in to hear my story of how I dealt with the reality of not being able to live the life I once had and adjusted my mindset and action steps to reach new heights in a more manageable way under those new circumstances. Quotables I am going to treat myself better and give myself space to be imperfect. I take my worst attribute and do what I can to avoid it coming to the surface and in doing so that behavior becomes my best attribute. High expectations are great but when they don’t match and take into consideration the circumstances of the moment, they are dead expectations. It's not that I am LESS THAN, I just have a different set of circumstances that alter my expectations. I came into this moment of clarity on a pity party and left on a party bus. I am not incapable of doing what I have done before. I just have to do it differently. The best thing you can do is be real about what you’re facing. I am not a lesser version of me, I am the best version of me in this circumstance. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872455209751203 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/always-lessons-empowering/id1006433135?mt=2 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
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