Blog Posts

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

What Matters to Millennial Teachers?

May 17, 2018

A guide to inspiring, supporting, and retaining the newest generation of educators.
This probably won’t be surprising to you: A supportive, intentional orientation process has the […]

My Toenail Fell Off – Change Is Afoot

May 1, 2018

Excuse the pun in the title of this newsletter but I lost my big toenail. After years of dealing with a toenail injury caused by […]

How Do I Share Something Difficult With My Colleague?

April 24, 2018

Here are some strategies for sharing your feelings or concerns in a professional manner
Something happened. Your colleague said something you found a bit harsh or […]

How Do I Share Something Challenging With My Supervisor?

April 3, 2018

Here are some tips to help you bring your concerns to your boss
Almost everyone of us has someone we work with who is “above us” […]

What’s The Next Right Step

April 2, 2018

I hesitate to be such a downer, but things aren’t okay. My father is in hospice. My country is dealing with disarray on a scale […]

“What You Should Do Is…” And Other Ways To Offer A Suggestion That Annoys People

March 8, 2018

3 tips on the best way to share your advice
We’ve all been there. We know better. We want to help others just “get it.” Then […]

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

March 1, 2018

Just returned from time at home seeing family in MN. Nothing like February in Minnesota. Actually, it was sunny and over 30 degrees on some […]

Can I Give You Some Feedback? And Other Ways To Not Offer Ideas

February 19, 2018

Here are some tips for better collaboration
Have you ever heard the question, “Can I give you some feedback?” Did you want to say “No” immediately? […]

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, […]