Podcast: Playing in the Deep End of the Pool

April 12, 2017

Listen to Jennifer and Daniel Bauer on the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast discussing "Playing in the deep end of the pool"

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Show highlights include:

  • How schools encourage “get out” thinking and acting?
  • How to make different choices in their work
  • What the shift from teaching to leading in school requires
  • Why pushing and wanting to be fixed is the problem
  • Here is how to grow adults
  • Playing in the deep end of the pool
  • What is collective efficacy?
  • What the Ministry of Education learned from talking to their principals
  • Jennifer’s process for writing
  • Why “slowing down” and “don’t push” is unhelpful

Jennifer Abrams considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee. Jennifer has been recognized as one of “18 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know” by Education Week’s “Finding Common Ground” blog, and the International Academy of Educational Entrepreneurship’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Jennifer Abrams

About Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer has been recognized as one of "21 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know" by Education Week's 'Finding Common Ground' blog. She considers herself a "voice coach," helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, facilitating a group, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee and being an all around better human being in all types of interactions.

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    Praise for Jennifer

    “A thousand things are unspoken, implicit, buried in our educational lives. The invisibility of issues enforces the ineffective status quo. Change–personal, educational, institutional–requires that we speak OUT LOUD about what we know and believe. Jennifer Abrams brings decades of experience and years of training across the world to this usually overlooked essential act of finding our effective voice about what matters around learning.”

    Eric Booth, renowned art educator and author of Tending the Perennials: The Art and Spirit of a Personal Religion and The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life