Blog Posts

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

Teachers: How to Use Your Voice for a Positive School Culture

November 6, 2017

The use of voice in collaboration, coaching, facilitation and leadership is a piece of what each leader and teacher does daily.
Moving from the classroom into […]

“Aunt Jen, You Don’t Really Work.”

November 1, 2017

My nephews, age 6 and almost 8, are growing like weeds. The 2nd grader, Joe, has four upper teeth that have fallen out, making him […]

The Deep End: Care and Accountability

October 11, 2017

I spent some time with teacher leaders over the last 2 weeks. Many are new, and find themselves swimming in The Deep End for the […]

Embrace the Mess

October 2, 2017

If you know me as a colleague or a friend or a relative or as a reader of this newsletter, you might be a bit […]

The Deep End: Boy, Do Things Look Different From Where I Sit

September 8, 2017

Schools are starting up again in the Northern Hemisphere. Just even remembering we see ‘summer’ differently here in the Northern Hemisphere as summer in Australia […]

We All Need Tooth Fairies

September 1, 2017

My nephew, Evan, lost a tooth last month. It’s what you do when you are 5. It was his first! Being 7, his brother continues […]

The Deep End: It’s Not Always About You

August 11, 2017

I was discussing collaboration with participants in one of my workshops. What should students expect from all teachers? Why should teachers collaborate? There was talk […]

Don’t Steal My Gains

August 1, 2017

I have written many a time about having an ‘extreme self-care’ support team. Hair stylist, energy healer, local bartender – you know, the folks who […]

The Deep End: You Have Permission

July 12, 2017

I have been doing some Tweet reading this past month. Scrolling through short bursts of support and fast boosts of encouragement. Many of my speaker-colleagues […]

Adulting is Hard

July 5, 2017

Happy July. The sun is out. Summer is in full swing. Sunsets and strawberries. Can anything be wrong? And who am I to […]