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148: You Don’t Have To Do It All
15th April 2018 • Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast • Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network
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New teachers often feel like they have to prove their ability to teach to students, parents, and colleagues. But it couldn’t be further from the truth. Just landing a job means you are qualified and capable. Learning that you don’t have to do it all in the classroom to showcase your control and ability is quite a freeing truth. Tune in to hear tips on how to pull back to gain control, sanity, and respect in the classroom.


  • Strong leaders in the classroom are not the ones on stage, running a tight ship and keeping a serious vibe
  • The most successfully run classrooms do not have a laundry list of rules
  • You have to know what you want students to do every second, at every turn, for everything
  • Keep tasks that require your brilliance for yourself and delegate other tasks to kids

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