36: Tips for General Ed Teachers – Always Fun with a Teacher’s Point of View

SLP Coffee talk podcast episode 36

Have you ever wanted to get the view from a general education teacher on how SLPs and other special service providers in the school can support them? Me too. It’s always a good idea to bring the two groups together so you can work as a team. 

In this episode, we are lucky enough to get a fresh perspective from my first guest that is NOT an SLP or special educator, Gretchen Bridgers from Always a Lesson. 

Gretchen is a general education teacher of 8 years and was a Teacher of the Year runner-up two years in a row. With years of mentoring new teachers, providing professional development to school building staff, and speaking nationally at conferences and in-services, Gretchen has now invested her time solely to consulting individual teachers and school staff.



In This Episode You’ll Discover:


  • The best way to tailor your lesson plans to each child 
  • How to track learning trends with your students 
  • Questions to ask to help identify a struggling student 
  • How to give kids prompts to help them identify their own struggles 
  • Resources that support providers can give to teachers 


SLP Coffee talk podcast episode 36


I hope you are excited about this opportunity to hear from a teacher’s perspective. I know I am! It’s a great reminder to chat with the general education teachers you work with more often to find out how you can best support each other. 


Joke of the Week: 


Q: What did the stamp say to the envelope?

A: Stick with me and we will go places. 


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