Blog Posts

Jennifer publishes a monthly blog, "Voice Lessons." For the last 8 years, she has provided monthly commentary on communication challenges and a set of cool resources. Check out recent posts, categories and archives to explore more.

"Voice Lessons (Jennifer’s monthly newsletter) is the only newsletter I read word for word and all the way through. It always has great thought provoking content and links. I often wonder when we send these things out into people’s inboxes if they actually engage with what we take the time to write and I thought Jennifer should know that her work is read, thought about and appreciated."

Samantha Wynne, Early Childhood Consultant, Fremantle, Western Australia

Sunk Costs

September 1, 2022

During one of recent my Zoom workshops, I heard a loud, strong thud in my bedroom and when I got a chance to check, I […]

We’re Back!

August 1, 2022

When it was time to head from the English Department office to the classroom, my former Gunn HS English Department instructional supervisor, Tim Farrell, would […]

More Yin to My Yang This Month

July 1, 2022

With more time at home during the COVID years, I had a bunch of time to have ‘experiences’ around the Bay Area. Santa Cruz, Monterey, […]

Muddy Puddle

June 1, 2022

Ah, June. The end of school. Celebrations completed. Sundowns extended. A time to be.
I have been taking classes on the art of developmental coaching. The […]

Celebrate Even If…

May 2, 2022

This past month I had the opportunity to join the virtual graduation of the Hawaii Dept. of Education’s Teacher Leadership Academy. I said a few […]

It Never Seems to End….

April 1, 2022

If you are on Facebook you have seen the Memories feature. Facebook pops up with the comment, “We thought you’d like to look back on […]

Show Up, Step Up, Speak Up

March 1, 2022

This newsletter was written before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. I strongly condemn the actions of the Russian government and my thoughts and support are with […]

White Light

February 1, 2022

At the start of a new year, I often decide on a word I will work with that shapes my interactions and stretches me at […]

Rejoice

January 3, 2022

A wonderful friend and a terrific colleague, Giselle Martin-Kniep, passed away last month. I was unaware that she had been ill. News of her passing […]

Embrace the Ordinary

December 1, 2021

I have a cognitive crush on Alain de Botton, founder of The School of Life. What he and his colleagues write about is brings me […]