Blog Posts

These posts are articles and blogs Jennifer has written for professional journals and for her newsletter, Voice Lessons.

The Deep End: Facilitating Continuous Professional Development

February 13, 2018

I had the fantastic opportunity to meet David Weston of the Teacher Development Trust (TDT) this past month. David is the executive director of TDT […]

My Reality Isn’t Virtual

February 1, 2018

Just returned from the Future of Educational Technology Conference in Orlando. Tech coaches, directors of technology, assistant superintendents of curriculum and instruction, superintendents, media specialists, […]

How To Ask The Questions People Want To Answer

January 25, 2018

Wondering what defines a “good” question? Here’s the inside scoop.
“How was your winter holiday?” “What are your resolutions for 2018?” “How are you today?”
Lots of […]

The Deep End: What Will Your Word Be This Year?

January 10, 2018

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” -Mo Willems
On Facebook these past few weeks, there has been a posting going around that […]

Democracy and De-pilling

January 2, 2018

At the end of December as schools closed and holiday parties concluded, I found myself with a few days of at-home quiet time. I noticed […]

The Deep End: How To Be More Influential, No Matter Your Role

December 19, 2017

Influence – the ability to make an impact, to make a difference. Through words and action, influence helps to move our schools and profession forward. […]

How To Reach High Achievement Through Listening Skills

December 5, 2017

How building up our listening ability can assist us in achieving at high levels in our schools.
“When you listen to someone, it’s the most profound […]

“City, Bike, Cow, School, Of Course” & Other Lessons in Being Allocentric

December 1, 2017

Being more allocentric or at least trying to be more allocentric has been a big focus of my personal and professional work this past year. […]

Hey Educators: Are You Trustworthy? Here are 4 Vital Signs for Identifying and Assessing Trust in Schools

November 20, 2017

Trust is unwieldy, vague, and fuzzy. It’s complex, huge, and complicated. And, by the way, it is essential to our schools.
Trust is a big word. […]

The Deep End: Advocacy – We should all be doing it

November 15, 2017

While at the Women in Education Institute sponsored by Corwin Press, I did a keynote about “playing in the deep end” and what it takes: […]