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Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast - Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network 9th September 2019
193: When You Can’t Find the Answer
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193: When You Can’t Find the Answer

No matter how much experience we have as educators, there are moments in our career where we have no answers. Our heads are banging against the wall and our brains are overworked trying to figure out solutions to the obstacles we are facing without any relief in sight. Luckily, our experiences help us recognize these obstacles faster in the future and overtime we figure out a system for working through hard times to find answers. Tune in to hear a 4 part system that continues to work for me to find clarity in my edu-situations.


  • Sometimes I feel like I can’t help anyone if I’m trying to help everyone.
  • My past experiences told me that when I am in the weeds, if I look at the facts, it becomes clear.
  • Data doesn’t lie.
  • I admire mentors who roll up their sleeves and help someone else do their work.
  • Like most life lessons, you come out on the other side a better person.
  • Don’t underestimate little solutions you uncover.
  • Not every problem is solved with a magic wand and immediate relief.
  • Expect moments of pause.

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