Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast - Gretchen (Schultek) Bridgers
192: 5 Secrets to Success in the Classroom
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192: 5 Secrets to Success in the Classroom

New teachers struggle to hone in on the most important factors to ensure a strong start and finish to their very first school year due to all the distractions of shiny objects on social media. Tune in to hear 5 secrets to success that help any new teacher achieve veteran status in no time. You’ll unlock the strategies to lay a strong foundation while upping your technique and finesse game.

Quotables

  • Its simple. But it is also simply overlooked.
  • That is what makes teachers great… they get past the barriers kids put up, and they use that in as a way to convey expectations encouragement and content.
  • Getting clear on what you envision your space to look, feel and sound like well before that first day will help you make it a reality.
  • Boundaries are a way of letting kids know that you are willing to give some rope but they don’t get to be in control of the lasso.
  • [Kids] might not outwardly thank you for setting boundaries but it lets them know you love and care for them bc you are making their learning space safe and their learning opportunities fair and fun.
  • That trust and relationship cannot grow if you do not water it with follow through.
  • You will give them healthy boundaries that allow them to stretch but never to fall.
  • How you start and how you guide throughout the year will have a huge impact on how far kids get under your tutelage.

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