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Teaching is always a lesson with Gretchen Bridgers

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Welcome back, edumagicians! Today I have a fellow Education Podcast Network (EPN) host with me on the show - Gretchen Bridgers from Always a Lesson. During this episode, Gretchen shares her teaching story and how her passion for new teachers began to bloom. I love how she shares, "I fell in love with teaching teachers." Gretchen is the new teacher coach she wished she had when she was a beginning teacher. Her story is powerful, and I am excited to share it with you!

Give this episode a listen, and after this show, you will learn five ideas for new and student teachers. Here they are:

  1. It's ok to dream as a teacher.

  2. Teachers are lifelong learners - PD is customized for you and how to find your PD plan as a new teacher.

  3. As a student-teacher during COVID, embrace this opportunity to learn and grow.

  4. There are a variety of learning paths - passive and action-oriented learning opportunities.

  5. Be a leader in your student teaching experience - inquire about opportunities to lead in small and large ways in the classroom. It will grow - show up and lead.

If you love this episode, please tag me @SFecich on social media and share! Check out the books EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers, EduMagic Shine On A Guide for New Teachers, and get your semester ready with the EduMagic Future Teacher Digital planner. Want to get started with your digital portfolio? Check out this self-paced, mini-course digital portfolio from scratch in one week or less. Find these and more resources for future teachers at

Remember you have the #EduMagic in YOU!

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