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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

Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network

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    • 4.9 • 272 Ratings

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

    279: Q&A with Gretchen

    279: Q&A with Gretchen

    Get to know Gretchen a little bit more! You'll enjoy this special Q&A episode with Gretchen. Learn about her biggest triumphs, mistakes, holiday favorites and teacher lounge must haves. You'll get to know Gretchen all while leaving empowered.

    Quotables

    Let me help you figure out a way it can work for you in your classroom so that all students can be successful.
    It’s going to be okay. Even on your worse day you didn’t ruin a kid’s life.
    Kids are going to have a hard time connecting with you if you’re just trying to be perfect.


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    Come Chat on Clubhouse!

    Instructional Coaching Club– www.clubhouse.com/club/instructionalcoaching


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    Connect with Gretchen

    Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
    Blog: Always A Lesson
    Facebook: Always A Lesson
    Twitter: @gschultek
    Instagram: Always.A.Lesson
    Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
    Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College


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    • 36 min
    278: Champion Series- Key #3 Advocation

    278: Champion Series- Key #3 Advocation

    This is the is the third and finally episode in the Champion Series. And just like with key #1 and 2, Gretchen will be sharing real life stories and how she applied this key, advocation, in her EDU journey.  Get ready to learn a little more about Gretchen, all while being empowered on your EDU journey.

    Quotables

    Listen to what you desire and chase the heck out of it. 
    Advocate for what you need and what you want.
    Don’t be afraid to change your situation so that you can have more experiences that fill your cup.
    You have an impact to make in this world. Don’t show up with pebbles when you’re capable of bringing boulders. 


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    Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
    Blog: Always A Lesson
    Facebook: Always A Lesson
    Twitter: @gschultek
    Instagram: Always.A.Lesson
    Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
    Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College


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    • 18 min
    277: Champion Series- Key #2 Attraction

    277: Champion Series- Key #2 Attraction

    This is the second episode in the three part Champion Series. Gretchen will be talking about key #2, attraction. And just like with key #1, she'll be sharing real life stories and how she applied this key in her EDU journey.  Get ready to learn a little more about Gretchen, all while being empowered on your EDU journey.


    Quotables   

    It always works out in the end because you choose for it to.
    It’s mindset and it’s motion. 
    You find strength within yourself whenever you go through something hard. 
    Attract what you want so that your dreams can come to fruition. 


     
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    Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
    Blog: Always A Lesson
    Facebook: Always A Lesson
    Twitter: @gschultek
    Instagram: Always.A.Lesson
    Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
    Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College


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    • 18 min
    276: Champion Series- Key #1 Adjustment

    276: Champion Series- Key #1 Adjustment

    Join in on the first episode of a unique, three part series. Get to know Gretchen a little more by listening in on stories from her life and the lessons she learned along the way. You'll be captivated and entertained all while being inspired and empowered to show up well in your EDU journey. In this episode, Gretchen will chat about adjustment and what that looks like in life and as an educator.

    Quotables

    You can be the champion of your life and career.
    Just because you’re experiencing a moment that feels different than the norm doesn’t mean it can’t be a great opportunity
    You have a choice. You can rely on yourself- that you’re capable and confident enough to do it. Just take the risk.


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    Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
    Blog: Always A Lesson
    Facebook: Always A Lesson
    Twitter: @gschultek
    Instagram: Always.A.Lesson
    Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
    Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College


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    • 26 min
    275: Interview with Julianna Morelock

    275: Interview with Julianna Morelock

    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.
    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 @morelockedonlearning


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    Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
    Blog: Always A Lesson
    Facebook: Always A Lesson
    Twitter: @gschultek
    Instagram: Always.A.Lesson
    Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
    Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College


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

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

    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.


    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.


     

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    Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
    Blog: Always A Lesson
    Facebook: Always A Lesson
    Twitter: @gschultek
    Instagram: Always.A.Lesson
    Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
    Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

Eva Mireles ,

Uplifting and Empowering

I love the Always a Lesson Podcast. Each time I listen I can count on walking away with insight into how to be a better school leader as well as actionable steps. Gretchen pulls back the curtain on all of her in the trenches experiences so that you can skip the painful learning curve. Definitely give this podcast a listen if you are an aspiring school leader, an instructional coach or an educator that wants to increase their impact on their campus.

Gisele_Oliveira ,

Love it!

This podcast rocks! Gretchen brings all her knowledge and experience to empower educators. It’s a must listen!

LindaMRhyne ,

Wow.

Gretchen △⃒⃘lways finds a way to see the lesson in her experiences and has beautifully shared them with us. She has a way of combining inspiration with tangible and concrete actions. AND she will connect with you! What an amazing educator and leader.

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