Blog Posts

Women in Leadership: Gender Bias and the ‘Confidence Gap’

May 5, 2015

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published on Education Week’s opinion blog, Finding Common Ground.
May is a time of celebrations and leavings in […]

Deep Cleaning

May 1, 2015

I have been in the same time zone for a few weeks now. It’s been great. For some educational consultants, travel slows down this […]

Through Thick and Thin

April 1, 2015

Eddie Redmayne and Emma Stone were interviewed in The New York Times and over lunch they discussed life, the world, and the universe. […]

Show Some Cleavage

March 1, 2015

I spent some time s this past month with a few of my newsletter readers. My essential question for 2015, which I shared in […]

What’s Your Essential Question for 2015?

February 1, 2015

Yesterday I sent out a post on Facebook. It was about the Golden Globe-winning Amazon show, Transparent. I said, "I am so inspired […]

A Consultant Walks Into A Bar

January 1, 2015

It isn’t the start of a joke. It has been my ‘world’ for the last 12 months. I go to a new city. I […]

Triggered by Resistance: A Coach’s Challenge

September 21, 2014

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published on Education Week’s teacher blog, The Art of Coaching Teachers.
I spent some time last week with […]

Clarity First; Accountability Follows

August 26, 2014

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published on Education Week’s opinion blog, Finding Common Ground.
As the school year starts and everyone wants to […]

Coaching: The New Leadership Skill

October 1, 2011

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published as the ASCD’s October 2011 Educational Leadership journal.
Planning Productive Talk
Outcome maps enable coaches and supervisors to […]

Managing Impulsivity and Passivity – A Leader’s Constant Challenge

January 1, 2008

When I began to work outside the classroom as a teacher on special assignment, I was excited about the opportunity to create and facilitate learning […]