Blog Posts

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

See You In The Water

March 1, 2019

My mother called me Sarah Bernhardt when I was ‘in a mood.’ I was a tad emotional as a child. “Woe is me” was my […]

Empower – My Word for 2019

February 1, 2019

I write this newsletter a bit jet lagged and sleepy – nothing new. I am overlooking the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles from my hotel […]

Living The ‘Shine Theory’ Out Loud

January 7, 2019

I am working on it. Seriously. It is one of my goals for the new year. NOT to be comparative. Not to be envious. For […]

Thanks For Nothing

November 30, 2018

Ah, the provocative title. ‘Thanks for nothing.’ Kind of snarky and self-pitying, right? But never fear, the story turns out to be a positive one.
I […]

Carpe Diem

November 1, 2018

When I was 10, I went for the first, and last time, to Camp Lake Hubert in Northern MN. I was terribly homesick for most […]

I’m Not Going Anywhere

October 1, 2018

As a woman who works (with a capital “W”) in communication as my life’s work, I find myself this month at a loss. The act […]

It’s Another Year Of Change: Can You Answer These Questions?

September 4, 2018

Here’s how to make sure you don’t roll out an initiative without foresight and planning.
Here we go: another opening, another show. The school year has […]

Overwhelmed Already?

September 4, 2018

As schools start and my work moves into a higher gear, I find myself more fatigued. I am not as ‘ready’ for the intensity of […]

Political & Organizational Savvy – It’s Not Just About The Kids

August 2, 2018

If you want to make systems change, it’s critical to be organizationally savvy.
Some educators tell me they “aren’t political.” They don’t want to get involved […]

Long Way To Go

August 1, 2018

When I was starting 5th grade, my mother wrote to my teacher that I lacked empathy. I caught a glimpse of that note, felt the […]