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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 early Monday morning just in time for your commute. Excellent source of professional development, inspiration, empowerment, as well as techniques and strategies that are best practices. Listeners include new teachers, teachers in distress or transition and teacher leaders. #education

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 early Monday morning just in time for your commute. Excellent source of professional development, inspiration, empowerment, as well as techniques and strategies that are best practices. Listeners include new teachers, teachers in distress or transition and teacher leaders. #education
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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 early Monday morning just in time for your commute. Excellent source of professional development, inspiration, empowerment, as well as techniques and strategies that are best practices. Listeners include new teachers, teachers in distress or transition and teacher leaders. #education

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Episodes

170: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dan Jones

11/5/2018
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Daniel Jones is a middle school social studies and reading/ language arts teacher. He is a Master Flip Educator and has been teaching in the classroom for the past 13 years. Project Based Learning (PBL) has been at the forefront of Dan's instruction for the past seven years. When Dan began flipping his class five years ago, he took PBL and combined it with Flipped Learning to create a dynamic learning environment. After seeing such dramatic results, he began presenting about Flipped Learning...

Duration:00:52:27

169: Unveil the Value in the Daily Grind

10/22/2018
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Every career choice has a daily grind. Unfortunately, some daily grinds are a lot more difficult than others and the daily grind of a teacher falls into that category. Teacher leaders can partner with teachers to unveil the value in the daily grind so that these tasks not only get completed but the passion for teaching doesn’t get lost in the day-to-day job requirements. Tune in to hear how to help teachers stay in love with teaching. Quotables This is why we lose great teachers because...

Duration:00:15:43

168: Let Students Lead the Way

10/8/2018
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Students have the insight into how they learn best. It’s up to the educator to tap into this insight when designing lessons so that potential isn’t wasted in a child. There is always a reason behind a student behavior and when educators know their kids in and out, they can uncover these motivations and preferences prior to a learning experience so that the time is used productively and successfully for all students to hone skill sets. Tune in to hear 3 characteristics you should discover...

Duration:00:32:17

167: Even Out the Ingredients

9/24/2018
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Teaching can be a challenge when balance is lacking in the classroom, whether academic or behavior related. By evening out the ingredients of the classroom composition, teachers can sustain balance, sanity and happiness for all. Tune in to hear multiple strategies for problem solving the lack of balance in your classroom. Quotables I grew through pain and built up my game When our life is crazy and we are feeling all sorts of emotions, it’s usually because something is out of whack It’s a...

Duration:00:17:27

166: Control the Change

9/10/2018
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Change is inevitable. It happens to the best of us. But, when change happens to us, it can be challenging to make the most of the opportunity because our emotions get in the way. Tune in to hear 4 tips for how to control the change happening to you so that you can still become your very best. Quotables It’s a blip on the screen; it’s not a forever thing It’s a temporary setback that will lead to a long-term upgrade. Maybe your future role doesn’t have a connecting street to your current role...

Duration:00:20:09

165: Bonus Edition- Interview with Cole Alexander

8/27/2018
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Cole graduated from the University of Houston - Downtown with a bachelor's degree in Urban Education. She spent the last 7 years teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten in Title 1 schools in Houston, Texas and the last two years teaching in the STEAM lab in an Early Childhood Center. Cole is passionate about giving students hands-on learning experiences and differentiating instruction. When she is not teaching, you can find her chasing around her sweet 1 year old boy, drinking LOTS of coffee,...

Duration:00:24:08

164: Lead with a Little Grace

8/13/2018
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Effective leaders lead people from a place of grace not from an agenda. Everyone faces stressors on the job and being able to acknowledge the timing and size of such stressors in order to lead others towards effective change requires intention and grace. Tune in to hear how to meet your job requirements while leading others towards beneficial change during the Back-to-School mayhem. Quotables Grace is probably the best tool in your tool belt in helping anyone improve When you know better,...

Duration:00:15:37

163: It’s Time for Your Educator Upgrade

7/30/2018
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The hardest thing to do is become better on your own when no one is watching. Staying motivated and clear on your purpose without the pressure of a deadline or request from a member of influence is harder than imaginable. Tune in to hear how you can make a significant upgrade to your edu-self so that you maximize your potential and student achievement for the upcoming school year. Quotables When I freed myself from the realization that I wasn’t a bad person or a bad teacher but that I had an...

Duration:00:14:18

162: Integrate Technology the RIGHT Way

7/23/2018
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The technological myth in classrooms today is a trifecta: 1) if students aren’t learning on a technological device, then they aren’t learning at all 2) if teachers aren’t incorporating technology into a lesson, then they aren’t effective 3) if schools aren’t outfitted with the latest technology devices then they are behind, broke or operating on an old-school mentality. These assumptions couldn’t be further from the truth. Tune in to hear how to integrate technology the RIGHT way, not just...

Duration:00:22:09

161: Finding Magic in Every Kid, Every Day

7/16/2018
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There are moments throughout the day where kids reach out to an adult hoping to make a connection. Oftentimes, these attempts are not recognized by busy adults and in the end opportunities go unnoticed for a child to fulfill their potential. Tune in to hear a powerful story about Les Brown who defied all odds to become his best self all because of a special teacher in his life. Quotables We as educators are in such a powerful position to help or hinder a child’s future If you open yourself...

Duration:00:22:57

160: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dr. James Davis

7/9/2018
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Dr. James Davis has been an educator for the past 17 years, serving as a Professor, Principal, Assistant Principal of Instruction, and classroom teacher. He has his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education. His areas of expertise include school turn-around, elementary education, middle grades education, increasing student achievement, and teacher effectiveness. Dr. Davis has presented and been published at both the state and national level. As a former...

Duration:00:56:02

159: Snag a Piece of Humble Pie

7/2/2018
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No one arrives at greatness haphazardly. It takes time, dedication, patience and FEEDBACK. But, feedback can be hard to swallow, especially if it points out a weakness. It’s important to remember that even the best of the best receive feedback on a daily basis and because of that they are effective. Without the perspective and honesty of feedback, it is hard to perfect our craft. Tune in to hear 4 steps for how to snag a piece of humble pie and enter into your greatness! Quotables Feedback...

Duration:00:20:55

158: Protect This 4 Letter Word

6/25/2018
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There comes a time in your career when you need a respite in order to keep going, as if you are running a marathon and need a quick water or walk break. Too often the education profession loses great teachers because they do not get the respite they require to continue on in this career. Tune in to hear 4 tips to recharge your batteries so that you can continue using your talent to impact students for many years to come! Quotables By giving ourselves permission to be spontaneous we are...

Duration:00:22:20

157: Don’t Confuse Your E’s

6/18/2018
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Engagement and empowerment not only have different meaning, but they hold different values in the classroom as students become leaders of their own learning. Fine tune your definition of engagement and empowerment by listening to this episode as well as gain tips and tricks to upgrade your teaching efficacy in the classroom. Quotables The more I passed the baton to my kids, the better they did in the classroom Teachers just assume if their class is engaging that their kids are empowered to...

Duration:00:27:16

156: Don’t Rush to the Rescue

6/10/2018
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It is easy to categorize student’s potential based on their misbehaviors, but we miss opportunities to help students develop critical skills in order to reflect, adjust and become their best selves. Burgess and Houf state, “separate the deed from the doer and work to change the deed.” Tune in for tips on how to do just this! Quotables Kids make mistakes and they shouldn’t be defined by them We have to be present without being pushy Learning to recover from a misstep is a crucial life lesson...

Duration:00:24:17

155: Bonus Edition- Interview with Angela Watson

6/4/2018
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ANGELA WATSON (formerly Powell) has earned international recognition for her unique contributions to the field of education. A pioneer and trailblazer of modern teacher blogging, she was first known for Ms. Powell’s Management Ideas for Teachers, a website she created in 2003 to share behavior management strategies, teaching techniques, and organizational tips. The site was expanded and renamed TheCornerstoneForTeachers in 2008. Since then, Angela’s ideas have been featured in thousands of...

Duration:00:38:51

154: Talent Over Curriculum

5/28/2018
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Programs don’t teach kids, teachers do. We have to protect teaching talent by empowering teachers to take the important pieces of a curriculum and spend more time personalizing their lessons with their passion, talent, and creativity so that students can receive a personalized learning experience to become their best. Tune in to hear how teacher leaders can empower teachers so that their talent leads the way in the classroom. Quotables It’s the responsibility of the teacher to take a program...

Duration:00:18:13

153: Students Become What You Think

5/21/2018
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Teachers are busy people and oftentimes don’t realize that every interaction they have with a child shapes the self-concept of their students. Regardless of intention, what teachers THINK about a child can be expressed as an expectation that can damage or restore a child’s passion and potential. Tune in to hear solutions for how all teachers can ensure every interaction with students communicates sincere adoration and high expectations. Quotables Every interaction sends a message Send the...

Duration:00:20:43

152: Silent Confidence Speaks the Loudest

5/14/2018
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If you want to make a true impact on the teaching profession you need to adjust the way you lead others with a confidence that is silent but effective. Tune in to hear 5 tips on how the best teacher leaders personalize the learning experience of others to ensure they grow as professionals during their lifetime career as educators. Quotables: Let the learner do the leading [Leaders] don’t have much to say but in being silent they say so much The quietest person in the room is often the most...

Duration:00:14:04

151: Balanced Teachers Win

5/7/2018
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Leading a balanced professional and personal life is key to a long life of success and happiness. Tune in to hear how one unbalanced teacher took control of their life and enhanced all parts of it because of the big decision they were strong enough to make. Hear tips for new teachers, teachers in distress and transition and teacher leaders on how to win in life by being a balanced teacher. Quotables Nothing is forever I can now step into my life and do it better because I took a time out I'm...

Duration:00:16:59