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Educators! Is your passion tank running on empty? Look no further. Gretchen of Always A Lesson has a double dose of just what you need. Come fill yourself up with an Empowering Educators podcast to start your day feeling… EMPOWERED! Includes empowering messages weekly with new episodes released…

Gretchen (Schultek) Bridgers


    • Oct 3, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 26m AVG DURATION
    • 293 EPISODES

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    275: Interview with Julianna Morelock

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 31:39


    Tune into this episode to be encouraged and inspired by another Instructional Coach. Her story is unique in that she took a break from the field of education to reignite her passion for the classroom. After her break, she came back as an Instructional Coach. Hit play now to be empowered by her story. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/EmpoweringEducatorsPodcast-7.png ()Quotables *All quotables are from the interviewee  The more we put boundaries around our lives, the better we can be for our students.  It's okay to say no sometimes, to speak up for what you need and to leave the building at a normal time.  It's natural to feel nervous to take that next step. Do your thing and be proud. Find your people to help you reignite your passion. About Julianna Julianna Morelock is an elementary instructional coach in Marietta, GA. Prior to this role, Julianna taught kindergarten through 3rd grade at schools across metro Atlanta. She started teaching in 2011 as part of Teach for America Metro Atlanta, and worked as a coach for TFA during summer institute. Julianna also took a break from education and worked in ed tech for 2 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, a Master's in Higher Education Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and her Specialist's degree in Teacher Leadership from Mercer University. Outside of school, Julianna enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Charlie, trying new restaurants, and getting involved in the community. Connect with Julianna: IG https://www.instagram.com/morelockedonlearning/ (@morelockedonlearning) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    274: How Teaching and Leading is Just Like Writing a Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 26:23


    In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, Gretchen shares about her experience with writing a book and she draws parallels to teaching and leading. You'll enjoy getting a "behind the scenes" taste of what Gretchen has been working on, all while gaining valuable insight for your own career. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/EmpoweringEducatorsPodcast-2.png ()Quotables Show up every day no matter what- consistency is what makes you effective. You have to have a roadmap but still leave room to off road. Are you saying the same things in different ways so that it can be remembered and acted upon? Back up what you're saying. Share yourself. You are the x-factor. Consistency is everything.   Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Leadership Isn't for Cowards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 76:56


    Leadership isn't always easy, but it can be worth it. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where educational leaders, Casey and Courtney, share their review of Mike Staver's book, Leadership Isn't for Cowards. This book acts as an all-in-one leadership guide with tips that you can immediately apply. It is applicable for anyone interested in growing their leadership skills, regardless of their current role or title. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Bonus-Episode-7.png ()Quotables Leaders mess with people's lives, both positively and negatively. The way we use our words is really important. Stop thinking that your solution is the answer, but that it is the conversation starter. Focus on finding the bright spots. Reward hard work and risk taking. Connect with Casey Facebook: Catch Up with Casey Instagram: @catchupwithcasey Website: catchingupwithcasey.com Connect with Courtney Instagram: @edubookster Website: theedubookster.com Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Grab the book here: https://amzn.to/3Kpfh9v (https://amzn.to/3Kpfh9v) 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 on 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'

    273: Four Top Coaching Fears and the Lessons they Teach Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 22:53


    In this episode, Gretchen reveals four of the most common fears about coaching and she gives you practical tips to overcome those fears. Are you new to the role of coaching or you just have those beginning of the year jitters? Get this episode in your ear! You won't want to miss this one! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/EmpoweringEducatorsPodcast.png ()Quotables All you can do is show value and continue to show up, encourage people to engage with you and build trust.  Time is always going to be an obstacle, no matter what career you have.  Quality is essential in how you show up versus quantity.  Leadership isn't for sissies.  Leading others is hard because it's personal.   Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    272: Interview with Sahur Augsteen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 40:24


    With only five years of experience in the field of education, Sahur shares wisdom beyond her years in both teaching and leadership. Sahur has a calm confidence that will surely reignite your passion for teaching. As an ending to our summer series, this interview is just what you need to start your school year off right! You can read the article she talks about in the podcast https://www.schoolrubric.org/the-pandemics-impact-on-literacy-in-k-5-schools/ (here.) https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Intervie-4.png ()Quotables You don't necessarily need the years, just go about it in your own way and be excellent at what you do.  Focus on being present on the day to day things you are working on.  When I'm present I can realize the needs around me. Really great teachers come with a passion. Believe in the work that you're doing. If you're just committed to figuring it out in this life, you're going to be okay. About Sahur Sahur Augsteen is a Campus Instructional Coach with five years of experience in education. Prior to becoming an instructional coach, she was an educator in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her Bachelor's degree in Applied Learning and Development (Hook 'em!), before going on to earn her Master's in Urban Educational Leadership from Southern Methodist University. Coming from a family of educators, she feels that teaching is her calling! Sahur is an instructional leader who truly believes in the power of education and has seen how a dedicated teacher can change the trajectory of a student's life. Sahur loves to cheer others on! So much so that it is what she can be seen doing while coaching and supporting educators daily. Fostering relationships, being a servant leader and working alongside educators to help them polish their skills and talent is what bring her the most joy. She believe in continuously growing and dedicating herself to excellence. As a teacher, she was awarded Teacher of the Year her third and final year of being in the classroom. She has also been a mentor to first-year teachers and never misses the chance to make new staff on campus feel welcomed and supported! Outside of school, she loves to stay involved at church, spend time with family, drink coffee and work out. She can be found by the lake fishing or reading on any summer day. She always finds value in the small moments and looks for ways to spread kindness and love toward everyone she meets. Connect with Sahur: IG https://www.instagram.com/thattexasteacher/?hl=en (@thattexasteacher) Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MsAugsteen ( https://twitter.com/MsAugsteen) Website https://sahuraugsteen.wixsite.com/website/growing-our-garden (https://sahuraugsteen.wixsite.com/website/growing-our-garden) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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...

    271: Interview with Brian Sepe

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 41:49


    Tune into this  special episode in the summer series of the Empowering Educator's podcast. Brian Sepe is on and he shares with us how he reignites his passion for education. You'll gain practical tips to help you reignite your own passion for education. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Intervie-3.png ()Quotables Admit what you don't know and find ways to be a learner around that.  Everyone DESERVES a thought partner. Whatever happens today, the next presentation will definitely be better. Don't be afraid to ask for support. The most successful educators that I've been around are not afraid to hand it over to their students.  If you can't walk the talk, it becomes really challenging for your colleagues to gain that trust.  When it comes to teacher leadership, it's really just about understanding and deploying empathy and really understanding what's being said and what's not being said in a way that we can support without the bells and whistles of something that isn't attainable.  About Brian Brian Sepe is educator, instructional coach, and consultant. He is passionate about exploring the habits, beliefs, and ideas of people who teach and is driven by the idea that everyone deserves a thought-partner and trusted coach. Brian received his MA from Canisius College and began his work in classrooms as a teacher and coach through the partnership with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. He spent 17 years in Buffalo, NY as an elementary and middle school teacher and instructional coach. During the day, Brian can be found in classrooms supporting and empowering educators to find their voice and pursue their goals for their own learning and their impact on students. When Brian is not in the classroom, he serves as an adjunct professor at Canisius College and as a consultant and coach for the Western New York Teacher Residency Program. A program where early career educators experience a one year residency with a Master-Teacher in the city of Buffalo, NY. Brian is also a consultant with the Instructional Coaching Group (ICG) with Jim Knight and learning partner with Growth Coaching International (GCI) In his free time, Brian enjoys writing for Choice Literacy, spending time with his family, and coaching baseball. Connect with Brian: FB https://www.facebook.com/brian.sepe.75 (@Brian.sepe.75) IG https://www.instagram.com/brian_sepe_/?hl=en (@Brian_sepe_) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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...

    270: Interview with Inga Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 34:47


    In this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast, Inga Parker shares about her EDU journey. She encourages and inspires others to coach teachers well. Inga has a passion for advocating for new and seasoned teachers alike. Tune into this episode and leave empowered. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Intervie-2.png ()Quotables Just say you don't know, it's okay. You can know it all but if you don't let them know you care about them, it's all for not.  Don't compare your journey. About Inga Dr. Inga Parker is the Instruction and Personalized Learning Lead (IPLL) at Rocky Creek Elementary School in Hampton, Georgia. In this role, she serves general and special education teachers and students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Core Leadership/Administrative Team. Parker holds a BA degree in Sociology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling from Morris Brown College, a Masters Degree in Education from Touro University, and a Specialist and Doctoral Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University. Parker has been an educator for 22 years. While in the classroom she taught grades K, 1, 4, and 5. As an Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher, she taught grades K-2. In both roles, Parker often had leadership roles. She's had opportunities to serve as the grade level and committee chairperson, MTSS chairperson, testing coordinator assistant, mentor, and more. As a teacher leader, she believes that what matters most are relationships! It is her mission to engage teachers and students in equitable practices that enhances their performance, growth, and development. Parker is the creator of numerous professional developments for educators. Her most impactful PD sessions are Rigor, Re-Engagement, Relevance, and Relationships and Leveraging Healthy Conflicts in Teams, which was presented nationally at the Simply Coaching and Teaching Summer Summit 2021. She was recently selected by her colleagues to represent Rocky Creek as the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year. Parker is married to her amazing husband Frederick and together, they have one son, Asa. Connect with Inga: FB https://www.facebook.com/LoveLeadLiteracy (@loveleadliteracy) IG https://www.instagram.com/love_lead_literacy/?hl=en (@love_lead_literacy) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    269: Interview with Linda Rhyne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 63:55


    Listen in to hear Linda Rhyne share her experience from being a teacher, coach to now being the owner of Linda Rhyne consulting. You'll be empowered as you hear about her EDU journey. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/empowering-educators-podcast-16.png ()Quotables There are so many people in our lives that have untapped potential that they do not see.  I know a great teacher when the students love them but the students grow.  The relationship has to be the gateway to being instructionally sound.  We have to assume that people are showing up with their best selves.  Something is more than nothing. We need to be authentic in what we do. If you can take a stance of staying curious- you will succeed.  About Linda Linda Rhyne is the owner of Linda Rhyne Consulting, a company focused on helping teachers and leaders connect research to practice in a safe & supportive environment. Linda is an award-winning and National Board Certified educator with 15 years of experience in education with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, one of the nation's 20 largest urban school districts located in Charlotte, NC. She served in multiple positions in CMS: classroom teacher, literacy facilitator, new teacher support coordinator, and Southeast Learning Community coordinator, with 10 years of experience as an instructional coach. In her free time, you can find her playing with her two boys, hanging with her husband, reading, and working out. Connect with Linda: IG https://www.instagram.com/lindarhyneconsulting/?hl=en (@lindarhyneconsulting) https://twitter.com/lindaschultzie (Twitter @lindaschultzie ) https://www.facebook.com/lindarhyneconsulting/ (FB LindaRhyneConsulting) Website: http://lindarhyneconsulting.com/ (http://lindarhyneconsulting.com) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    269: Interview with Erica Harrell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 38:41


    Tune in and listen as Erica Harrell shares about her experience and knowledge with creating effective Professional Development opportunities for educators. You'll be inspired as Erica shares her challenges and wins along her education journey. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/empowering-educators-podcast-15.png ()Quotables When you are the expert…it's often hard to make the information digestible for others because you want to give so much.  Facilitators who really hit the nail on the head, get to know their learners.  When you can be willing and transparent to show all the data, that's when growth happens.  As a PD facilitator there is a time to be the GPS and a time to be the map. About Erica: Erica Harrell is the CEO of Erica Harrell Consulting, an education consulting firm created to help dedicated educators create strategic professional development plans to increase student achievement and improve staff capacity. Erica has over 12 years of experience in K-8 education. She began her career as a special education teacher and has held multiple leadership roles from instructional coach to principal to Director of Leadership Development. In all of her roles, Erica has always had the desire to grow and help others do the same. As a school leader, Erica has led teams to develop strategic and comprehensive project plans for multi-day and multi-week professional development series and coached leaders to ensure high-quality session facilitation. Under her leadership, a team of school-based leaders facilitated 4-week summer professional development with an average of over 90% of participants rating sessions and operations as “Platinum” (highest rating on 5-point Likert scale) multiple years in a row. Erica is originally from Upstate New York. She attended University of Maryland, College Park for undergrad. She holds a MEd in Instructional Leadership from Relay Graduate School of Education. Erica currently lives in Maryland with her husband and one year old son. Connect with Erica: https://www.instagram.com/ericaharrellconsulting/?hl=en (IG: @ericaharrellconsulting) Email: Info@ericaharrellconsulting.com https://www.buzzsprout.com/1783607 (Podcast: The Power of PD Podcast) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Coaching with a Classroom Management Lens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 62:25


    The end of the school year can get a little crazy, which is why now more than ever, it is important to remember that classroom management is a year-round thing. Take the time to check in with your teachers and start planning on how you can better support them in the fall. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where classroom management expert, Celeste, shares strategies for establishing strong classroom management routines and how you can support teachers and keep them accountable. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Bonus-Episode-4.png ()Quotables Focus on classroom management as a lever to getting to the content. Classroom management is a year-round thing. Reflection makes you an effective teacher. Classroom management doesn't have to be super complicated, but it needs to be consistent and appropriate. Classroom management is not a one size fits all. Think through all of the hiccups that can happen while teaching, and plan ahead on how to avoid them. Think outside the box. The end of the year is the perfect time to plan how you will support teachers in the fall. Connect with Celeste Instagram: @msceleste_online Youtube: Your Co-Teacher, Ms. Celeste Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    267: Interview with Jamal Maxsam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 37:55


    Jamal Maxsam shares his wisdom about being an effective school leader. He will leave you motivated an inspired to make a change within your school or school district. If you are needing a recharge this summer, this episode is for you! Jamal will leave you feeling empowered to take on another school year. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/empowering-educators-podcast-14.png ()Quotables We have to be the problem solvers and we have to see the mission within the mess. That one thing that keeps bugging you is probably your mission. Maybe it's not time to quit. Maybe it's time to address the root of the frustration. Leadership is influencing people to take action. Don't give up on your vision. When you have vision, communicate vision, and act on it- that's when things happen. It's not about you and what you do. It's about how you motivate and support everyone else who's doing the work.  The role of a leader is to bring out the greatness in others. Your responsibility is not to lead everybody but to lead the right people. About Jamal: Jamal Maxsam is a friend; mentor to new and aspiring leaders as well as Edupreneurs. His mission is to ignite K-12 educators to be champions of change by stepping into leadership or Edupeneurhsip so they can rekindle their joy of being an educator. Jamal is known for his ability to plan strategically; helping those he serves create action steps to accomplish their vision and overcome the challenges of school leadership. Jamal obtained his first leadership role at the age of 16, managing a fast-food restaurant, leading his peers as well as adults. His success continued as he opened a new location of a franchise recruiting and training team members which resulted in several awards for sales and performance. Jamal shifted to education and continued to grow in the ability to develop people. He taught for 9 years then served as a school Principal. He has led a school with as many as 92 staff members, serving approximately 950 families. He also provided support to a school Principal at a school that served approximately 2,100 families. In addition to running his business, Jamal serves on the board of directors of a non-profit organization. Jamal lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife where they enjoy laughing and spending time together. Connect with Becca: https://jamalmaxsam.org/ (www.jamalmaxsam.org) https://www.instagram.com/jamalmaxsam/?hl=en (IG: @jamalmaxsam) https://mobile.twitter.com/jamalmaxsam (Twitter: jamalmaxsam) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamal-maxsam/ (LinkedIn: jamalmaxsam) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.' Under ‘Customer Reviews,' click on...

    CH Bonus: Creating Mental Health Supports for Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 78:21


    Mental health is a topic that is hard to talk about, but it is time that we address the elephant in the room. Now more than ever, it is important to come together to make a change. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where mental health expert, Charle, shares strategies for establishing strong relationships and addressing the mental health needs of teachers, students, and parents. The time is now to start talking and make your voice heard! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Bonus-Episode-5.png ()Quotables Mental Health is a systemic issue. We need to acknowledge that feelings are part of the human experience, and how to handle them. Ask teachers what they need, and what can make their experience better. Let's start the conversation now, before it's too late. Kids need a space to talk; find a way to make everyone feel safe. Start brainstorming and being creative with what is in our power to control. If we keep doing the same things, we are going to keep having the same problems. Your voice does matter! You're not going to change policy, and I'm not going to change policy, but together we can make a difference. Don't give up on the system. Connect with Charle Email: charle@thrivingschool.org Twitter: @CharlePeck Website: thrivingschool.org Schedule a Discovery Call: calltsc.org Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    266: Interview with Becca Silver

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 35:24


    Becca Silver shares how she helps support Teacher Coaches by working on mindset. She discusses the importance of working on personal growth as well as professional growths and how both ares of our lives effect the other. You won't want to miss this important discussion! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/empowering-educators-podcast-12.png ()Quotables Coaches are the figure it out people What coaches end up doing is treating teachers the way they want to be treated and not the way the teacher wants to be treated. Don't treat people the way you want to be treated but the way they want to be treated. There is a skill to be built to sense when something is off. Listen to better understand. If they can talk about it they can move through it and get back to instruction. Being self aware is really powerful. About Becca: Becca Silver is the founder and CEO of The Whole Educator. She is a highly energetic and knowledgeable trainer who approaches leadership development with transformational coaching skills and strategies. Becca is a former educator, instructional coach, life coach and executive coach. Her training programs and customized one-on-one coaching work focuses on fostering teacher buy-in, bridging knowledge gaps between leadership and staff and increasing teacher effectiveness and retention. Connect with Becca: https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-admin/www.thewholeeducator.com (www.thewholeeducator.com) https://www.instagram.com/thewholeeducator/ (IG: @thewholeeducator) https://mobile.twitter.com/beccasilver_edu (Twitter: BeccaSilver_Edu) https://www.linkedin.com/in/becca-silver/ (LinkedIn: Becca Silver) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Adapting to Different Teacher Needs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 58:29


    The end of the school year is the perfect time to reflect and prepare for the following year. It is important that we don't assume teachers need the same support year after year, and that we get to the root of the problems we can help with. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where we share strategies for adapting your coaching methods to meet the needs of all teachers. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Bonus-Episode-3.png ()Quotables Find the true root of the problem. Divide and conquer. To be an effective leader, you don't have to do it all. Lean on folks, but don't push. You have to figure out what someone needs in order to get better, and a lot of times, it is not what they are asking for. People first, mindset second, professional growth third. You can be an effective professional and still be yourself. When you can leverage the talent within your building you become such a stronger leader. Link to Coaching Summit https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF (https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    265: Interview with Beth Segner

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 31:15


    Beth Segner found herself burnt out where she was in education. That burn out ultimately lead her to a role of coaching which reignited her passion for education. Beth chats all things coaching and early math education. Tune in to hear actionable steps you can take right now to ensure you stay motivated, focused and productive! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/empowering-educators-podcast-8.png ()Quotables If they're not seeing it in action, chances are, they are not going to implement it.  We as coaches are connectors.  You will be successful because you're always trying to improve. There's no set number of years that makes a great educator. About Beth: Beth Segner is a math instructional coach at a K-5 school in Tennessee. She has experience in coaching new & veteran teachers, best practices for math instruction, co-teaching strategies, systematizing data meetings to maximize effectiveness, and math interventions for struggling students. Beth aspires to contribute to the work of developing teachers' capacity to understand math more deeply, follow the CRA model for mathematical understanding, and reduce math anxiety in students. Her educational passions include developing number sense, conceptual understanding, productive struggle, and the belief that EVERYONE can learn math. Connect with Gretchen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elementarymathcoach/?hl=en (@elementarymathcoach ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elementarymathcoach/ (The Elementary Math Coach ) Website: https://bethsegner.com/ (www.bethsegner.com) Linked - Media Mentioned: https://gfletchy.com/ (Graham Fletcher) https://brenebrown.com/ (Brene Brown) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Prepping Our Leadership Now for the Upcoming School Year

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 48:11


    As we get closer to the end of the school year, sometimes we feel like we are being pulled in every direction. Schedules also change in the spring semester, and sometimes we find ourselves with nooks and crannies of time that we didn't have before. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where our guest educator – Mel – shares her tips and tricks for leveraging your time now in order to be better prepared for next year. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Bonus-Episode-2.png ()Quotables Celebration is helpful for the brain. Random acts of appreciation can make a difference. Everyone deserves to have their brains stretched. Don't be afraid to just sit still for a minute and reflect. The only way to grow as a leader, is to expose yourself to people who are different. When you are fully fulfilled, you become more passionate about what you do. Doing anything to build community and camaraderie should be at the top of the list. Link to Coaching Summit https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF (https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF) Link to Blog Post https://alwaysalesson.com/10-end-of-year-tasks-for-instructional-coaches/ (https://alwaysalesson.com/10-end-of-year-tasks-for-instructional-coaches/) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Guests Connect with Melnequa Holloway Twitter: @Melnequah Facebook: Melnequa Holloway Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    264: Interview with John Schembari

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 46:36


    John Schembari shares about his journey within the education world. He discusses what it takes to be a true teacher leader and how you can leverage past experiences to add value to your teacher leadership journey. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/empowering-educators-podcast-9.png ()Quotables A true leader understands that it's about empowering the community, not necessarily empowering themselves. We cannot do this alone. It requires all of us to step up and give our best. Educators throughout time have had similar concerns and stress… take comfort in that. You can have all the content knowledge in the world but if you can't transmit it or get other people interested in it, you can't teach.  Sometimes you just need the right person to say the right thing at the right time. You have to help raise and grow people first and then everything else comes. That ignites my passion, to see the spread of good things. Not bad things.  About John: Dr. John Schembari is an Improvement Coach through which he supports teachers and school leaders by performing on site evaluations, identifying data informed trends, reviewing curriculum/assessment materials, creating improvement plans, coaching individuals one-on-one, developing and delivering group trainings to educators, and implementing evidence-based instructional strategies that improve teaching practices and increase student learning. John's areas of specific interest include the facilitation of professional learning communities and educator affinity networks, implementation of project-based learning, and the development of teaching practices that promote student engagement, equity, and inclusion. Prior to his time as a consultant, he served as a middle school teacher, high school social studies teacher, founding high school principal, K-12 district CAO, leadership development facilitator, and as national director of teacher and school leader learning. John also has lived/worked internationally in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and The United Kingdom, and, occasionally, performs on site reviews of American curriculum schools in The United Arab Emirates. Raised in New Jersey, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington (VA), his master's degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh (PA), his second master's degree in educational supervision from Montclair State University (NJ), and his doctorate in educational leadership from Seton Hall University (NJ). Linked - Media Mentioned: Linkedin -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnaschembari/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnaschembari/) https://www.amazon.com/s?k=cultivating+genuis&gclid=CjwKCAiA4KaRBhBdEiwAZi1zzm7dL9RaYKiptbX6bqAsCSjPfJDAHxHWM0afIXZR5O9vohTHkIm_NxoCDlwQAvD_BwE&hvadid=582217944633&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9014993&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8952257047922844262&hvtargid=kwd-1634531577331&hydadcr=7691_9903761&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_3rd9497dfc_e ("Cultivating Genius" by Gholdy Muhammad) https://marshallmemo.com/ ("The Marshall Memo" Kim Marshall) https://www.the74million.org/ (The 74) https://www.edweek.org/ (Education Week) https://www.ascd.org/el (Educational Leadership) https://www.themainidea.net/about/ (The Main Idea) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson)

    CH Bonus: Tried and True Tips for Coaching Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 68:31


    Coaching can be isolating. Sometimes we are at the end of our rope and thinking what else can I try? Tune in to this Bonus Clubhouse Episode where our guest educator – Kelsey – shares her tried and true tips on how to be the instructional coach that your teachers need. This chat not only provides tips on how to help teachers, but also ways to grow as a coach and not get overwhelmed in this leadership role. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Bonus-Episode-1.png ()Quotables A short, pin-pointed coaching cycle can be motivating for teachers. Sometimes it doesn't matter that you have years of experience or degrees, but that you have an outside perspective. It's important as an instructional coach to shift and redirect some of the negative and toxic conversations. The best leaders are quiet. Sometimes there are seasons where you need to pump the breaks in order to get somewhere faster. Lean into your master teachers and veteran teachers in your building. Keep feedback new and exciting. You can't pour from an empty cup; take care of yourself. Link to Coaching Summit https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF (https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Guests Connect with Kelsey Bodie Instagram: @kelsey.bodie Twitter: @kelsey_bodie Website: www.kelseybodie.com Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    263: Wait Until Your Words Have Weight

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 21:15


    Do your words have weight? Does the feedback you give to those that you coach provide the results that you know are possible or does your feedback land flat? What do you need to do in order to give feedback that people hear and apply? Tune in to gain some practical tips to help you gain influence with those you coach. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/empowering-educators-podcast-10.png ()Quotables In order for feedback to create change, it's got to be at the right time with the right relationship between the people. Words have weight only when you value who it is coming from. Being ready to listen- that's the first step. We are in the business of growing people. If we can't reach them as people first, we can't reach them as professionals next. Influence is an honor. Virtual Coaching Summit Ticket https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF (https://www.simplycoachingsummit.com/a/19590/xdLFeEkF) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Alternative PD Options for Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 50:48


    Covid has shaken things up in classrooms everywhere, but maybe it is time to shake up professional development as well! We invited multiple instructional coaches to talk about alternative formats for professional development, and how to get away from the one-hour passive meeting that so many of us have found ourselves trapped in. One thing that everyone can agree on, is that teachers don't need one more thing added to their plate. We can still provide meaningful, authentic learning opportunities that get teachers excited to go back to the classroom each day. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where our guest educator – Kimberly – shares her ideas on how you can shake up your professional development, and get teachers excited about learning! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Bonus-Episode.png ()Quotables It's not that teachers don't want to stay current or learn, but that they are so overwhelmed and overworked, that their brains can't take in any new learning. Sitting for an hour does not equate to an hour of learning - make your time together come alive and be full of authentic learning opportunities. Be an advocate for teachers and see if any current responsibilities can be put on pause for now. Create actionable, bite-sized learning opportunities. Get to know your staff and what works for them; not everyone wants less. Don't stop those teachers who are eager to learn! Maximize PD without putting more on teacher's plates. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Guests Connect with Kimberly Holt Instagram: @eduk8tor_1920 Twitter: @mrsholtskids Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    262: Belief Over Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 24:33


    Your mind is a powerful tool. What you believe becomes your reality. What beliefs do you hold that may be holding you back? How can you turn your thoughts into productive actions for your desirable outcome? https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/empowering-educators-podcast-5.png ()Quotables You become what you believe What do you believe about yourself? Does that belief match your current reality? It doesn't have to. Thoughts. Actions. Outcomes It starts with the belief in yourself. It's never too late to turn the boat around. Your reality is not where the story stops. Think, believe and act like your future self.  Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Secrets to Powerful PD for Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 67:28


    Gone are the days that PD sessions should be viewed as a one-and-done meeting. Professional development should be seen as a whole program experience, that people will talk about and think about after it is over. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat where our guest educator – Erica – shares her tips, tricks, and secrets on how to plan and implement the most powerful and productive PD sessions for your teachers. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CH-Bonus-Episode-Secrets-to-Powerful-PD-for-Teachers.png ()Quotables We have a lot of talent in our school buildings that aren't being leveraged and it's because the ways we are setting up learning opportunities for us adults. Adults learn because they are in a specific role for learning. Start with the end in mind. Less is more – bring it down to a bite-sized learning objective. Learning doesn't always have to be a PD session; professional development meets learners where they are. Remember there is magic in the simple stuff too. Every minute you spend talking is one less minute that they have to collaborate and implement their learning. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Guests Connect with Erica Harrell Instagram: @ericaharrellconsulting Facebook: Erica Harrell Consulting Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    261: Capturing Fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 28:51


    Fear can be crippling and truly rob us of our greatest potential. Fear can keep us from taking that new position or doing hard things. How can we overcome fear? Listen in as I share about my experience with fear and the steps I have taken to take control of it instead of it taking control of me. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/empowering-educators-podcast-1.png ()Quotables   Perspective and acknowledgment of what was happening really helped me drive out fear. (Fear) is not healthy or productive. It limits your growth, potential and enjoyment. Do you have a strength that you are allowing to be used against you? You have to take the control back. Fear is something you can control. You can manage it by understanding it. If we don't get ahold of what holds us, we are never going to have the impact we are meant to have.  If we want kids to set goals, take risks and become who they were meant to become- it starts with us. Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Stress and Teacher Support

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 51:10


    Teachers are stressed out now more than ever before. As teacher leaders, it is important that we know and understand the stressors our teachers face so that we can help with solutions. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat as we discuss the stressors our teachers are facing and how we can help. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bonus-Episode-4.png ()Quotable We need to give them (teachers) a voice especially right now with stress. They might feel like when we are giving them a solution it's just one more thing because it may not fit there personality, style, or their day to day. Maybe we need to rethink the whole process of the requirement of the lesson plan. When we limit options, that immediately decreases stress.  We have to move past traditional PD. It's too much. Many of our teachers are mourning traditional practices. We are not going back to normal so we have to help guide teachers to find their new identity.  Help teachers develop the mindset of turning this impossible situation into a possible opportunity. Make time to visit classrooms… just to check in. Teachers want us to listen but they also want us to see what's happening. The morale and the culture (of the school) helps us to retain teachers. Stamp of Approval To connect with Lori Poole on Instagram: @levelupliteracy or email drloripoole@gmail.com To connect with Inga Parker on Instagram: @love_lead_literacy Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    260: Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 53:00


    Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce discuss their Make Math Moments Three Part Framework. In their framework they discuss sparking curiosity within students all while fueling student sense making and igniting your teacher moves. Jon and Kyle make it easy to help us inspire our students to dive deeper in the classroom https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/empowering-educators-podcast.png ()Quotables How do we engage our thinkers? How do we get our students thinking in our classrooms and how do we get them more curious? One of the best compliments or feedback we can receive is when the bell rings and the students say, “Wow, that went by fast!” We discovered that what we really need to focus on are, “What are the elements that make moments in our math class?” Caring about kids and who they are is an important part of teaching. Two key characteristics teachers should have is being reflective and being open. About Jon: Jon is a math teacher at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board in Ontario Canada. When not teaching his students and spending time with family he leads workshops and presentations on teaching pedagogy in the math classroom. He is a co-host of the podcast Making Math Moments That Matter along with his friend Kyle Pearce. Lately he is excited about promoting struggle in his students and talking math with primary aged kids while creating math prompts for MathBeforeBed.com. You can follow his classroom lessons, routines, and educational thoughts at Mrorr-isageek.com, makemathmoment.com and also on Twitter: @MrOrr_Geek About Kyle: Kyle is the K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where his passion for mathematics fuels him to uncover creative ways to spark curiosity and fuel sense making through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. He shares his most recent noticings, wonderings, and reflections in mathematics pedagogy and effective uses of technology by delivering workshops across North America and blogging on www.tapintoteenminds.com, www.mathisvisual.com, on the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, and @MathletePearce on Twitter Linked - Media Mentioned: Website -  https://makemathmoments.com/ (https://makemathmoments.com/) Podcast - https://makemathmoments.com/podcast/ (https://makemathmoments.com/podcast/) https://www.amazon.com/Building-Thinking-Classrooms-Mathematics-Grades/dp/1544374836/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=CjwKCAiAsYyRBhACEiwAkJFKouKEJseJ_KTePsKuh_l5EoxcUfYGlVgHf9spmoicWx4kzQ64MsCC0BoCzzEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=476090865286&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9014993&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1307337860733471568&hvtargid=kwd-998986443341&hydadcr=3821_10071477&keywords=building+thinking+classrooms&qid=1646493501&sr=8-1 (Peter Liljedahl "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics") https://tapintoteenminds.com/3acts-by-author/danmeyer/ (Dan Meyer "3 Act Math Tasks") https://newperspectivesonlearning.com/ (Cathy Fosnot "New Perspectives on Learning") https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Middle-School-Mathematics-Developmentally/dp/013480208X (John A Van De Walle "Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Teaching Developmentally") Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers)

    CH Bonus: Collaborative Planning Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 47:06


    Planning as a team is essential. Many times, though, we find that time to plan is not on our side. Listen in on this Clubhouse Chat as we discuss how to structure collaborative planning teams with teachers! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bonus-Episode-5.png ()Quotable Sometimes conversations need more time. Splitting up that time throughout the week allows for those deeper conversations. Modeling - practicing those activities in team meetings. Practicing and perfecting - we know it's as efficient  as it's going to be, and as accurate as it's going to be, and helpful to students learn and achieve. Change our mindset to truly collaborate - give everyone a voice. It can organically work out, without taking work home. Do the pre-work: come prepared with a resource or something for that particular content area. Don't be afraid to slow down. Stamp of Approval To connect with Inga Parker on Instagram: @love_lead_literacy To connect with Denise Newsome on Instagram/Twitter: @MsNewsomesNotes To connect with Melissa via email: mdmillig@ga.aliefisd.net Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    259: Max Out Your Minimum

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 20:10


    After several years of pushing our limits, giving all we have as educators, it's time to truly maximize our efforts. How might we scale back from the stress and give our best when tasks are piling up each day? Allow yourself to be fully present and effective. This happens when you discover that sweet spot in maximizing your small jobs done well. Let's find out how! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/empowering-educators-podcast-3.png () Quotables Less is more! Let us reprioritize and share the workload. Cut the fat - what can you scale back on? Find our way back to thriving. Linked - Media Mentioned: Website - https://www.wewillskyrocket.com (https://www.wewillskyrocket.com) Podcast - https://www.wewillskyrocket.com/podcast/ (https://www.wewillskyrocket.com/podcast/ ) Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Prep, Priorities, and Plenty of Rest over the Holiday Break

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 42:27


    Effective time management is the secret of success; prioritizing our tasks can help us achieve better education quality and better teaching results. As an educator, we should always be looking ahead and planning. Join today's bonus Clubhouse episode, listen to our guest educator - Tammy- share her experience and tips with us! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bonus-Episode-1-1.png ()Quotable “It's essential for us to learn this habit of looking ahead, planing ahead, prioritizing, getting in the calendar” “When you take the time before you take the time to really know what's coming, then you can really maximize your time away” “We prioritize tasks over our time, something I have been getting better at is being really really thoughtful of how I use my time” “When we are thinking about prioritizing our time, and really focusing on things that we need to do that require the quality time and effort and focus, we should have those time to decide in larger chunks” Stamp of Approval To connect with Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman on Twitter: @TMus_Ed Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    258: Leverage Your Surroundings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 34:04


    In times of uncertainty, or an emergency, we can find ourselves in a place of panic. When we are reminded of the people and resources around us, though, we are grounded. Listen in to hear a very personal incident I recently encountered that helped me recognize how to leverage my community and resources! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/empowering-educators-podcast-2.png ()Quotables Leverage what and who is around you. Who is more knowledgable than you in specific areas and how can you contact them? What is your weakness, find someone with that strength. Accept your limitations! When an opportunity comes, you are ready to execute. You will never make an impact by yourself! Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Burn Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 42:14


    When teachers get through the rough patch of the work, what can we do to help them work through the different phases of burnout? You can dip into burnout one day, and come back out. And it's important, to be honest with yourselves about where you are in burnout, and how to get out of it. Join the podcast now and find out more detailed methods to support our teachers! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bonus-Episode.png ()Quotable Students are coming to their classrooms with different needs, and that really isn't being acknowledged. As leaders, a part of that responsibility is kind of being a good model, being compassionate, being open to be receptive to the needs of your teachers. There are things that we can change to bring excitement into our day. And sometimes that is enough to distract the brain from the ho hum. It's true you're gonna find burnout in any profession, what you need to do is recognize these things in yourself and in your environment. I might still be in burnout, but I'm making progress towards being burned in which is what Amber says, then that is motivating to make you keep coming to work and keep trying and keep trying to figure it out.   Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    257: Beat the Wave of Stress

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 16:36


    The waves of stress seems to be inevitable, especially as an educator. Maybe the workload is unreasonable, or there are unrealistic expectations. How do we alter the role of stress so we can be productive and successful? This week I have a strategy to help us educators ride the wave rather than be consumed by it! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/empowering-educators-podcast-1.png ()Quotables  Get ready to troubleshoot instead of going on an emotional roller coaster Educators that are successful right now are the ones that are flexible Expect the wave to hit - expect the problem Create a manageable workload Don't let stress steal your joy, or career Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    256: Habits Over Resolutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 20:12


    Though resolutions are fun and exciting to create, they very rarely last long. Habits on the other hand are formative and foundational in our daily lives. As we form habits in the classroom, we will start to have a greater impact on our teachers and students. In this week's episode, explore ways to create and follow through with habits! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/empowering-educators-podcast.png ()Quotables Show up on repeat to build the habit. Make positive change. What does it mean for us as we age and rely on them (younger generation)? I support coaches who support teachers who support students. Whatever your position is in education...take it seriously! Stamp of Approval: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Years-Resolutions-Activities-BUNDLE-5117233# (New Year's Resolutions Activities Bundle) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    255: Bonus Edition- Interview with Claude Larson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 50:47


    https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/cover-podcast-Episode-255.png () Claude Larson, a 25-year veteran of teaching in New Jersey public schools, who later decided to get out of her comfort zone and became an impactful entrepreneur in professional development and teen education. The innovative teaching methods in her books serve teachers who are seeking higher student engagement in the classroom and better student motivation in their lives.  In the interview, she shares helpful advice for teachers in distress to stay connected and empowered. Tune in to learn about her journey of being an ever-evolving educator! Quotables “I knew if I was in a place where I really enjoyed what I doing, I was gonna have the most success.” “If you want to become the best educator that you are capable of becoming, you have to get out of your comfort zone and try different things…Because all of that helps shape your perspective.” “What teachers of excellence mean for me is that they are constantly changing, constantly evolving.” “When you set out to be an educator, it will be so impactful to every other aspect of your life.”  “Once I build a better relationship with my students, I would get everything I planned with less distraction.” Stamp of Approval Seth Godin's Blog & Podcasts: https://seths.blog/podcasts/ (https://seths.blog/podcasts/) The Power of Choice: A Teen's Guide to Personal Success: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Choice-Finding-Personal-Success/dp/1735725803 (https://www.amazon.com/Power-Choice-Finding-Personal-Success/dp/1735725803) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Claude Instagram: @thepowerofchoiceforsuccess Website: ClaudeBLarsonLLC.com Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'  

    CH Bonus: Creating a Soft Impact with Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 41:20


    At this time of the year, teachers are pretty worn out and it's time for teacher leaders to take actions and make an impact! We invited multiple instructional coaches to talk about their ways to assist teachers in their professional development. One thing they all agree on, is that teachers need partnership instead of normal coaching cycles. They need a helping hand instead of pushing one. Tune in to this replay of an impactful clubhouse chat to find out more detailed methods to revitalize our teachers! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Bonus-Episode.png () Quotables Just let people know they are appreciated when they are pretty drained. A lot of times as teacher leaders, we feel like we have to be super strategic, but sometimes we just need to be human. Be relevant, be visible, and continue the work we are doing without being in their (students' or teachers') face. (A softer impact) doesn't mean that we are weakening our impact, we are attacking from a new angle, a way that respects the stress and overwhelms. You'd hate to make a teacher think he/she had accomplished nothing at the end of the year. It's time to re-establish your expectations. Sometimes we kind of jump from thing to thing, but a deep dive into what we do can be really helpful. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Guests: Jodi- TW: @jodimos Becky- Schoolhouse Mentoring FB Group, IG: Schoolhouse Mentoring Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'  

    254: Close Out Strong

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 17:57


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    253: Speak So They Listen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 22:54


    https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/empowering-educators-podcast.png () We as educators talk all day long. We don't spend much time on our own speaking ability. It's time to focus on speaking effectively so your audience (students, teachers, parents, and community members) can hear you loud and clear. We want to evoke change and growth- not become talking heads. We have one voice and an amazing podium. Tune in to hear 10 tips to speak more effectively in your edu-role (plus, learn a fun acronym to level up your speaking game). Quotables Speak so your audience can hear you. Otherwise you're wasting everyone's time. I was prioritizing pacing over proficiency. What's the likelihood it will stick? Allowing folks to listen is an entryway..but we can't stop there. They will lean in and listen when you make it apply to them. Personalize your message... from their perspective, interest, and personality traits Come Chat on Clubhouse! Instructional Coaching Clubhttp://www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching (- www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    CH Bonus: Ditch the Overwhelm- Right Size PD for Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 39:04


    https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bonus-Episode-1.png ()   This bonus episode that first aired on the Clubhouse app within the Instructional Coaching Club. This chat focused on creating prioritized, aligned PD options for teachers that ends in results instead of overwhelm. Tune in to this Clubhouse chat with co-host and literacy leader Lori Poole! Quotables What is our one cohesive goal? It's not one more thing, it's the one thing I don't have to add another plate- I already have a plate and am adding seasoning to it The way we have done PD in the past... is not translating to better practice in classrooms Wet their appetite before coming to to the learning session Giving voice and choice is one way to avoid overwhelm You don't have to be a leader in every single moment Provide small increments of learning so they can level up Stamp of Approval Winter Coaching Summit: https://www.sctacademy.com/a/19590/ijnqsvLG (https://www.sctacademy.com/a/19590/ijnqsvLG) Voxer voice messaging app: https://www.voxer.com/ (voxer.com) Zoom: https://zoom.us/ (https://zoom.us/) Join the Live Convo on Clubhouse https://www.clubhouse.com/ (Clubhouse.com) Follow the "Instructional Coaching Club" Chats are Sundays at 8:00 pm EST Connect with Lori Twitter: https://twitter.com/levelupliteracy (@levelupliteracy) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levelupliteracy/ (@levelupliteracy) Email: drloripoole@gmail.com Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    252: Know Your Options

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 23:05


    https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Podcast-Cover_KnowYourOptions.png ()   Do you know how many opportunities are out there for teachers? The opportunities are unlimited! You'll find out something you don't know- certifications, schools that are a better fit, and even more leadership options! I'm here to help teachers find missed opportunities and information while helping ideas and dreams become realistic.  Quotables It's hard to aspire to something you haven't been exposed to  Don't fear losing good people at your school, fear losing them in your profession  I want to be the lead of my own story Our opportunities are not only black and white Make it happen, do the work, chase the dream, try to step out Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'  

    251: Creating Change Within

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 19:32


    https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Cover.png () Take action and start creating change from within your school building. Some questions you may want to ask yourself are: How do you find changes you want to see? How to evoke change no matter where we are? You know what should be done differently so instead of wishing and wanting, speak up! Use your ideas and voice to develop your game plan. Complaining will not make any changes; use your action and energy to make changes! Listen in to hear about how to start a plan about how to create change. Quotables “How to create change within the building [is] not waiting for the orders to come top-down, but to initiate the change.” “Life can't just happen to you; you really have to take an active role.” “You either get what you want, at least improve what you have, or you do nothing, and it just gets worse.” “Stop waiting for permission from the universe.”  “We are starting fresh, and we are starting new; we're gonna start a school that we always wanted it to be.” Stamp of Approval Educators Who Know What To Do: Experts in Education https://amzn.to/3CUJjgc (https://amzn.to/3CUJjgc) Coaching in Action Summit: https://www.sctacademy.com/a/19590/ijnqsvLG (https://www.sctacademy.com/a/19590/ijnqsvLG) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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 on 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'

    250: Bonus Episode – Interview with Julie Warner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 30:07


    https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/empowering-educators-podcast-1.png ()Julie Warner, EdD, left the classroom fewer than 10 years ago—close enough that she can still vividly remember her first few rocky years with their emotional and logistical landmines, but long enough to have had a career in education since then that includes obtaining a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, stints as an Education Policy Advisor in the U.S. Senate and the White House, and overseeing the teacher issues portfolio within the U.S. Department of Education's internal think tank. Even as she's advised on high-level policy decisions in education, she's always stayed close to the classroom: she's a National Board Certified Teacher, has published books on teaching with technology, and is a freelance education writer.Tune in to hear this bonus edition episode with Julie Warner! Quotables "If you could help to influence one teacher's practice you're having influence with potentially 30+ students." "If students don't know you see them and don't know you care on a human level, then no one is going to learn anything." "Confusion has to come before you learn how to do something." "If you know what you're doing, you might be stagnant. If you're a little bit uncomfortable or out of your depth, you're growing." "No one can be everything to one person." Stamp of Approval https://www.amazon.com/Failure-Before-Success-Teachers-Describe/dp/1475857489 (Failure Before Success Book) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Connect with Julie Warner Twitter:  https://twitter.com/newliteracy (@newliteracy) Website: http://www.juliemwarner.com (www.juliemwarner.com) 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'

    249: You Are In Control

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 22:35


    How do you react to other people's actions? Do you become overwhelmed, anxious, or shut down? Listen in to hear of some great tips on overcoming the influence of others and being reminded the YOU are in control! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/empowering-educators-podcast.png ()Quotables Others can effect your performance, mindset, and wellbeing. We need to be able to protect how people effect us. You are in control of how people affect you. Acknowledge the issue and advocate for the boundaries. Protect your circle of influence. Announcements Educators Who Know What To Do: Experts in Education https://amzn.to/2XKOS27 (https://amzn.to/2XKOS27) Coaching in Action Summit: https://www.sctacademy.com/a/19590/ijnqsvLG (https://www.sctacademy.com/a/19590/ijnqsvLG) Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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'

    248: Starting Strong

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 21:54


    If you are a teacher leader - this is for you! It is important to support others to be successful faster. Many times, administration and instructional coaches want to support teachers, but don't have a game plan ready or data from the previous year to best do that. In this episode you will hear about having an aligned mission and how to execute it. Tune in! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/empowering-educators-podcast.png ()Quotables Supporting others to become successful faster, and longer. How to create consistencies in an inconsistent year. One of the fall backs to a lot of coaching support is that there is just no game plan. Have an aligned vision with administration. Haphazardly helping people might feel good in the moment but you never get momentum. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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'

    247: Reframing the Apology

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 15:01


    This past year has challenged educators to look at education and learning in a new light. Do you find yourself apologizing for how you are implementing your teaching? This podcast episode speaks on our initial reaction to apologize for how we are having to change. Instead, let's reframe and hear about a better way to excite and engage our administration, coworkers, and students.  Tune in! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Episode247-image.jpg ()Quotables Anxious energy is a form of excitement. Whenever you apologize, it sends the message that whatever you're going to say or do is unimportant or unexciting. Apologizing for the work that we do, that we know is essential to moving forward, is actually having the opposite effect. Why do we apologize? It's a way to connect with the other person/state the obvious/acknowledge their thoughts or feelings. We have to embrace new opportunities...fun exploration, off the beaten path, is honestly where the best memories are made, when we are forced out of our routine and out of our plan. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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'

    246: Kicking it off with PD

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 20:31


    It is time for a new year and that means it is time for engaging professional development that will help teachers learn and grow.  When we create professional development sessions, we want them to be beneficial for teachers and to create buy in among our colleagues. This podcast episode discusses 5 ways to boost engagement, create buy in and have a successful year of professional development. Tune in! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/empowering-educators-podcast-pd.png ()Quotables Start your PD off knowing that you set the tone. Teacher input can be helpful in planning. You may not be able to control the content, but you can control the mode in which teachers participate. Voice and choice goes a long way in teacher buy in. Sit down with your administration team and prioritize requirements and see how much time you have left for what teachers want to do. A PD committee can be a great voice and move everyone in the building in unison towards the same goal for PD. Decide ahead of time what the requirements are for teachers so they know exactly what is going to happen pre, during and post PD. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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'

    245: Bonus Episode- Interview with Spencer Cotter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 46:21


    Spencer is currently a full-time instructional coach at a K-5 elementary school and a teacher wellness mentor. She is also a former teacher. Spencer taught 2nd grade, 5th grade and 6th grade before becoming an instructional coach. Her time as a teacher taught her so much about what she wanted in life and also a lot about the role burnout plays in our health and wellness. Spencer's goal is to help teachers feel seen as a human first and create a space and community where they can turn to to receive empathy, empowerment and personal development tools. She recently got married to her long-time best friends, Tim! She has two dogs, Layla + Vladdy. Spencer was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan and then moved to Arizona after college graduation. The move sparked her love for travel, if she could live anywhere it would be on an island. You can usually find her working on mentorship, binging Schitt's Creek, or planning her next adventure ! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/empowering-educators-podcast-8.png ()Quotables If you put yourself out there, the fact that you put that energy out there, everything is going to come back tenfold. If you want to connect to more likeminded people, you have to put yourself out there and find your tribe. You can create your own reality. Imposture syndrome can rule your life, especially for new teachers. Watching other teachers and learning walks are a great learning tool. Self is more than taking a few minutes for yourself. It is prioritizing yourself. Setting boundaries, creating powerful routines and mindset are tools to help overcome or avoid burnout. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter Join http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Connect with Spencer Cotter Twitter: https://twitter.com/spencercotter?lang=en (@spencercotter) IG: https://www.instagram.com/_spencermegan/ (@spencercotter) Email: hello@spencercotter.com Website: https://www.spencermegan.com/ (https://www.spencermegan.com/) 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'

    244: Bonus Episode- Interview with Dr. Brittany Rincón

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 32:10


    243: Bonus Episode- Interview with Dr. Sam Fecich

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 53:03


    Dr. Sam Fecich, a professor of education for 7 years, works at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She is the author of EduMagic, a guide for preservice teachers and co-author of EduMagic, a guide for new teachers. She is also the host of the Edumagic podcast! She believes that teaching doesn't begin when you walk across the stage at graduation, but when you take your first college class at 8:00 A.M. She strives to provide tangible tips, strategies and and encouragement throughout your teaching journey. Tune in for this bonus edition episode with Dr. Sam Fecich! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/empowering-educators-podcast-5.png ()QuotablesDon't say no to opportunity. You never know where an opportunities and relationships will lead. A great educator shows perseverance and asks questions. Get to know the students in your cohort. Relationships go a long way. Make sure you sprinkle random acts of kindness throughout your day for yourself. The Education Podcast Network, whether it be a quote or idea, gives ideas to share out to students. You are always learning as a teacher, share that with your students. Spending 5-10 minutes throughout the day on yourself adds up by the end of the day. Join the Always A Lesson NewsletterJoin http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Links Mentionedhttps://www.sctacademy.com/2021-simply-coaching-summit?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sctacademy.com%2Fa%2F19590%2FQ42Ns5mv%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0HCaQ_PMihufbKl6K7R0_57YHsVAPXK4XFhPa9dquUee4LwigIeGOVBRI (2021 Simply Coaching Summit July 12-14) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Connect with Dr. Sam FecichTwitter: https://twitter.com/SFecich?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (@Sfecich) IG: https://www.instagram.com/sfecich/ (@Sfecich) Podcast: https://www.sfecich.com/podcast (Edu Magic Podcast) Website: https://www.sfecich.com/blog (www.sfecich.com ) Teacher Interview Course: https://www.sfecich.com/courses (www.sfecich.com/courses) Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732248745/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1732248745&linkCode=as2&tag=alwales-20&linkId=cacf4d7e92b6593a4163cf863672d693 (EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers) 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'

    242: Bonus Episode- Interview with Chrissy Beltran

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 53:03


    Chrissy Beltran is a resource creator and consultant for instructional coaches and elementary teachers in the area of literacy. With over 17 years of educational experience, Chrissy has worked with students and teachers in grades preK-8, serving them through downloadable resources, online courses, and in-person workshops. Her podcast, Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast shares strategies and ideas with instructional coaches who are working towards growing their schools. Tune in for this special bonus edition episode with Chrissy Beltran. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/chrissy-beltran.png ()QuotablesSometimes to give support, sometimes you have to pull back support. What do we really believe? If we believe it, we need to see it in action in classrooms. Great educators have purpose for their work and they know what their vision of successful students are going to be for each child.  If we can grow in reflection, we can change a teacher's thinking forever. It's ok to change your mind. If you get new information, you need to modify your thinking based on new information. You have to build a bridge from your brain to someone else's brain. Get out there and tell people to try it out. Take the best practices that are being shared and reality that is happening on campuses and build the bridge between the two. Sometimes you have to give students your faith because they don't have it themselves. Teachers can come around and have a new day just like students. Give them the faith. Join the Always A Lesson NewsletterJoin http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Links Mentionedhttps://www.sctacademy.com/2021-simply-coaching-summit?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sctacademy.com%2Fa%2F19590%2FQ42Ns5mv%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0HCaQ_PMihufbKl6K7R0_57YHsVAPXK4XFhPa9dquUee4LwigIeGOVBRI (2021 Simply Coaching Summit July 12-14) Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Connect with ChrissyTwitter: https://twitter.com/BuzzingWithMsB (@BuzzingwithMsB) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuzzingWithMsB/ (Buzzing with Ms. B) IG: https://www.instagram.com/buzzingwithmsb/ (@BuzzingwithMsB) Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Chrissy-Beltran-Buzzing-With-Ms-B (Buzzing with Ms. B) Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/buzzing-with-ms-b-the-coaching-podcast/id1496989397 (Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast ) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoi0F6j0KTeNKbG4xxy2qWQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoi0F6j0KTeNKbG4xxy2qWQ) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/buzzingwithmsb/pins/ (https://www.pinterest.com/buzzingwithmsb/pins/) 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'

    241: Bonus Episode- Interview with Tiffany Wallace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 52:35


    Tiffany is an educator, entrepreneur and goal achievement coach. She helps ambitious, self-motivated women, entrepreneurs & leaders create + achieve meaningful goals without sacrificing their priorities. Tiffany has been leading people for 15+ years. She holds an Education Specialist Degree in Learning, teaching & Curriculum. She has done extensive research on reading fluency & completed her Specialist dissertation & research on what peer coaching looks like & sounds like. Through her research she founded a Collaborative Talk Sequence that empowers educators on an individual and group level to increase teacher motivation, joy, confidence, knowledge & own their unique leader within themselves that carries over into student achievement. For the past 6.5 years, Tiffany has used her education, leadership & coaching experience to empower women from all different backgrounds in work & life through entrepreneurship and growing their own turn-key business. Her Collaborative Talk Sequence allows each individual to step into their influence & is a framework for effective collaboration groups to happen on an education and business level. She believes when you are equipped with the right mindset, strategy, confidence and environment that allows for meaningful & purposeful growth to be ignited from each individual's unique strengths, priorities & beliefs - a ripple effect of impact happens. Tune in for this bonus edition episode with Tiffany Wallace. https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/empowering-educators-podcast-3-1.png ()QuotablesCollaborative talk structure is taking something to ignite learning, focusing on one thing and tying in a reflection.  Having time to actually talk is a key component so you have time to put things into action. Anytime you are stuck or overwhelmed, take the time to stop and learn to keep yourself motivated. Making teachers feel heard and seen and creating a community where people can learn and fail and keep going is important for a collaborative talk sequence. Focusing is an element that makes teachers great. It transcends into every part of teaching.  If we can help teachers really see their beliefs, we can empower them to not be focused on all the things but to instead focus on the foundational things.  You have to have boundaries with your time and energy as a classroom teacher and mentor. Recognize within yourself that you need to stop and take a breather.  In our minds can make things seem overwhelming, but we have to stop and think about how long it will take to do something really well.  The power of asking questions and listening to the teachers you get to work with and understanding their values is so important to empower everyone at large.  Train yourself to see the light and good to increase your motivation and the energy you are bringing to your students. Join the Simply Coaching RetreatIf you support and lead teachers, this virtual retreat is for you! July 12-14, 2021. https://www.sctacademy.com/2021-simply-coaching-summit?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sctacademy.com%2Fa%2F19590%2FQ42Ns5mv%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1ndrHjjslJwn_lJlUmPmd-IlC2ETPHmsm-4oyra-NdEnoOzwIq2YeklOk (Simply Coaching Summit) Join the Always A Lesson NewsletterJoin http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Connect with TiffanyWebsite: https://www.tiffanygwallace.com/...

    240: Bonus Episode- Interview with Craig Randall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 52:57


    Craig Randall is the author of Trust-Based Observations. His experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal at schools in the US and overseas led him to develop and then write, Trust-Based Observations, a model of observation and evaluation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teacher risk-taking and innovation, and result in teaching and learning growth. Currently, Craig consults and trains schools on the model. Tune in to hear this bonus edition episode with Craig Randall! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/craig-randall.png ()QuotablesWhat were you doing to help students learn? If you had to do it again, what would you do differently? By asking teachers about their teaching rather than telling them what to do you start the road to trust based observations. When you ask your opinion of their own teaching, you give them control and they are more willing to try and take risk. You have to have a heart to kids, and hold on to it, to be a great teacher. The teachers that are the most amazing teachers have a differentiated relentlessness for each student they teach. Never loose the feeling of vulnerability of being observed whether you know its coming or not, and maintain empathy forever for teachers who are working in environment where you never know what's going to happen. As you move into teacher leadership sometimes we think "My way is THE way," be open to multiple ways to be successful. There is a talent within the building but you have to be willing to look at it from a different perspective.  Teachers are much more willing to grow their practice when you ask teachers about their practice, see them frequently enough where you know their practice, and sharing their strengths. Right now observations happen to us, trust based observations allow growth to happen with us. Teachers are willing to show up as their best when principals are consistent. This promotes risk taking and everyone continuing to do their best. Join the Simply Coaching RetreatIf you support and lead teachers, this virtual retreat is for you! March 19-21st, 2021! https://www.sctacademy.com/simply-coaching-retreat?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sctacademy.com%2Fa%2F19590%2Fs6BtaxLo%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0WDBsSKduDM1cTNOanw6juk0AKumceRet-Lvk4pciHOrFMnOxhsYAtUo0 (Simply Coaching Retreat) Join the Always A Lesson NewsletterJoin http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Links MentionedConnect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College) Connect with CraigTwitter: https://twitter.com/trustbasedcraig?lang=en (@TrustbasedCraig) Email: craig@trustbased.com Website: http://www.trustbased.com/ (www.trustbased.com) Book: https://amzn.to/3thQ9rs (Trust Based Observations) 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'

    239: Look for the Roses

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 16:42


    Have you ever gone through a hard season and felt like only bad things were happening to you? Sometimes a hard season causes us to attract negative thoughts. If you can get past the negative and find the roses, you will start to attract positivity in your life and in your career. Tune in to hear how the 3 R's can help you push through the negativity and get into a positive space! https://alwaysalesson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/empowering-educators-podcast-2.png ()QuotablesYou've had hard seasons before but maybe you had your rose colored glasses on that distorted the view. You have to practice to keep your muscles sharp. As soon as a bad thought happens, do a seamless catch. Catch, rewire it and send it back. It's ok to have ups and downs, but don't get stuck in a negative place where you bring negative upon yourself. You are going to attract what you want based on your thoughts. You deserve to thrive in your career and not be a martyr. Look for the blessings, not the burdens. Join the Simply Coaching RetreatIf you support and lead teachers, this virtual retreat is for you! July 12-14, 2021. https://www.sctacademy.com/2021-simply-coaching-summit?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sctacademy.com%2Fa%2F19590%2FQ42Ns5mv%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1ndrHjjslJwn_lJlUmPmd-IlC2ETPHmsm-4oyra-NdEnoOzwIq2YeklOk (Simply Coaching Summit) Join the Always A Lesson NewsletterJoin http://eepurl.com/lJKNn (here) and grab a freebie! Connect with GretchenEmail: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: https://alwaysalesson.com/blog/ (Always A Lesson) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysALesson/ (Always A Lesson) Twitter: https://twitter.com/gschultek/ (@gschultek) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always.a.lesson/ (Always.A.Lesson) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/GretchenSchultekBridgers/ (Gretchen Schultek Bridgers) Book: https://alwaysalesson.com/product/elementary-educ-101-what-they-didnt-teach-you-in-college/ (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’  

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