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Gretchen Bridgers

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TnT 71 Gretchen Bridgers' top back-to-school tips for new elementary teachers

Teachers Need Teachers

It's the back-to-school season as evidenced by all of the supplies laid out in Target! While this is a sad end to the summer, many new teachers are still interviewing for their first job or eagerly getting ready for their very first classroom. There's so much unknown in terms of what supplies you'll need, how to plan curriculum, learning about your school, etc. that it can be overwhelming, especially for elementary school teachers. So I called in an expert, Gretchen Bridgers from Always a Lesson, to offer some reassuring advice for incoming elementary school teachers so that they don't feel pressured to go into debt from buying supplies and feel confident that first day of school. You can find Gretchen at alwaysalesson.com Gretchen's interview with me on her podcast Her book (2nd edition coming out late this summer) Job interview questions, tips & guide 10 ways to prepare for the upcoming school year over the summer A list of "must-have" supplies for a first-year teacher Her new teacher facebook group Teach like a champion   Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter


29 Jul 2019

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Ep #012 - Always a Burned-In Lesson with Gretchen Bridgers Ep 3: What Do Heroes Do To Be Heroes?

The Burned-In Teacher Podcast

In this episode, Gretchen and I discuss our experiences with becoming our own heroes and how we've found our own heroes, taken risks, and continued learning to get and stay BURNED-IN!


12 Nov 2018

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Ep #011 - Always A Burned In Lesson Series with Gretchen Bridgers Ep 2: Let's Put Some Tiny Bandaids On That Burnout...Or Make a Big Change

The Burned-In Teacher Podcast

In this episode, Gretchen shares her many seasons of burnout and explains what she did in each season to help her to continue to grow as an educator. She also explains the steps in her career to counteract those flickers of burnout, such as "tiny bandaids".


5 Nov 2018

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Ep #010 - Always A Burned-In Lesson Series with Gretchen Bridgers: What's A PLN and How Can You Get One?

The Burned-In Teacher Podcast

In this episode, you meet Gretchen, my friends and fellow podcaster on her podcast called, Always a Lesson: Empowering Educators. We dive into how she and I met and have developed a fast friendship that extends farther than our love for being edupreneurs, teachers and teacher supporters, and podcasters. We dive deep into our experiences with PLNs, what they are, and how YOU can also create your own to increase your reach, morale, and happiness as a teacher.


29 Oct 2018

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The One With Gretchen Bridgers When She Shares Her Tribe

StoriesInEdu's podcast

Josh and Mandy hear and share stories about growing as a person and growing as a professional. While working with other educators, we can find those who will push us and those who will support us. Both are important. It's about coaching, connecting, and carrying it further. A free-wheeling conversation about being there for each other as educators so we can be there for students.


10 Jan 2018

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Gretchen Bridgers: The Edupreneur

The Dr. Will Show Podcast

On this episode, I hangout with Gretchen Bridgers and we chat about becoming an educational consultant.


20 Sep 2017

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Gretchen Bridgers – Episode 6

Planning Period Podcast

In this episode of the Planning Period Podcast, I interview Gretchen Bridgers of the Always a Lesson Podcast. Gretchen has been a great help to me during my podcast journey, but is also an informed and intelligent educator. Her podcast is all about giving an uplifting message to teachers, and she does not disappoint in this episode. We talk a lot about support, both how there isn’t enough, and the ways in which we hope it gets better. Gretchen also gives some excellent advice for how to support fellow teachers, and how to coach teachers if you’re in that kind of role. You can connect with Gretchen on twitter @GSchultek or at her website http://alwaysalesson.com. The next episode will release on June 30th, and it will be my ISTE Conference episode. I will be at the conference from the 24th to 28th, so if you’ll be in San Antonio, reach out to me and let me know. I’d love to sit with you and as you my three questions! Like what you’re hearing? Write a review on iTunes, or reach out to me on twitter, @bradshreffler and let me know. Music provided by: Vicious Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

16 Jun 2017

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Episode 032: Gretchen Bridgers - The Teaching Experience Podcast

The Teaching Experience Podcast

Gretchen Bridgers: Gretchen (Schultek) Bridgers is author of Always A Lesson. In German translation, Gretchen’s last name “Schultek” means ‘Teacher.’ It must have been fate that she is an educator today! She is a general education teacher of 8 years. She has taught grades 2, 3, and 5 at both low and high performing elementary schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked for The New Teacher Project in multiple roles, but most often as a Teacher Development Coach for first year teachers. Gretchen  currently serves as the owner of Always a Lesson, and hosts a Podcast; a blog; and provides both consulting services and training resources for the teaching community. She has also produced a series of training videos in her New Teacher Academy training program for new teachers. Recommended Resources: Always a Lesson Web Site Always a Lesson Podcast Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov Always A Lesson Teaching Resourses: Teacher Pay Teacher site New Teacher Academy Contact Info: Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.comFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


18 May 2016

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032 Gretchen Bridgers: Get Recentered, Become Mindful and Get Back on Track

Mindfulness Mode

Gretchen Bridgers is a teacher coach. For the past four years she has been helping new teachers in her school district as part of the New Teacher Project. She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Supervision and is also anauthor, having written the book:  “Elementary Education 101: What They Didn’t Teach You In College. Gretchen has a blog and weekly podcast called “Always A Lesson”, which inspires educators across the globe.Contact InfoWebsite: www.AlwaysALesson.com Podcast: Always A LessonMost Influential PersonLouis Sachar (Author of There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom)Effect on EmotionsJust not taking things personally. Realizing that people have, what my father calls 'head trash', or previous tapes. They are taking things out on you that have nothing to do with you at all.Thoughts on BreathingNot so much breathing, but listen, pause and respond. So that pause could be a breath but its that reflection, that gathering of thoughts to remain neutral.Suggested ResourcesBook: Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When the Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Laura Roppe App: Facebook Groups - Specifically 'Encouraging Teachers'Advice for NewbieReflect daily on how you could have handled anything that occurred differently or just take some actionable steps so you are growing and getting better each day. Hold yourself accountable for just growing and not being perfect.


3 Dec 2015