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We amplify the voices of teachers to empower, support, and encourage teachers just like you. If you need a wider perspective of what education could be, click below.


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Relate, Then Educate:
The Untold Stories of Teachers, by Teachers

Relate, Then Educate contains the firsthand stories of sixteen seasoned educators’ professional hurdles and personal moments of heartbreak and joy.


Our podcast.

Listen to real teachers and educators share their experiences and wisdom. Hosted by our very own Erin Patton, she finds the voices that make us pay attention. Hear these educators’ stories of how they got into education, what it means to them, and their hearts for kids. We leave every conversation feeling better, we hope you will too.  

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Join us to learn effective strategies for managing your classroom while being relevant, having rigor, and building meaningful relationships. Learn from veteran teachers, instructional coaches, and professional development leaders who know what it’s like to teach in today’s classroom. Dig deeper during our interactive breakout sessions specifically for SPED, Elementary, Middle, and High School teachers.


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We’re at home when we can help teachers see themselves as they are…extraordinary. If you have in-service needs for your teachers, we can help. Contact us so we can to discuss your needs and how we can help. 

Every classroom teacher has that story. The one that makes your friends’ eyes go wide and their mouths fall open in disbelief. Is it possible that these stories carry a deeper meaning for us, though, beyond the shock they deliver to those who aren’t in education? Yes. Let’s discuss how a crisis is transformed into a calling if we’re honest with ourselves and open to the larger story of what we do in the classroom.

Do I deserve to feel good about myself? We likely wouldn’t say that out loud. But how many of us have considered that thought at the end of a long day in the classroom. When you don’t feel good about yourself, it can get increasingly hard to make the tough choices that lead toward a healthy life. Let’s talk about how teaching makes it challenging to be healthy, both mentally and physically. Then we’ll look at how to overcome those obstacles and why we all need to start heading in the direction of strength, balance, and peace of mind.

Who is RTE?

We’re a group of former teachers who love and appreciate our fellow educators. Our passion is to support, encourage, and help young teachers to have a better understanding of what the classroom is and what it could be. 

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