There Is an “I” In Team – Being a Better Team Player
February 2, 2022
Read Jennifer's latest as a featured columnist for TIE (The International Educator), where she writes about collaboration and reciprocity.
Collaboration is one of the most frequently used words in education and, in some ways, the least taught. As a former teacher, new teacher coach, and professional development facilitator in a US school district for over two decades I learned that I had a credential in my subject but I didn’t have a credential in how to collaborate and work with other adults. The work we do in our field requires us to know how to effectively teach inside our classrooms and communicate to others outside our classrooms. Both skill sets matter for us to improve student achievement and wellbeing and to create school cultures that are humane and inclusive.
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.
Work with Jennifer
Praise for Jennifer
“Our school’s work with Jennifer Abrams has sown the seeds of stronger communication skills among the adults in the building. This has only served to strengthen the integrity of communication between staff and students as well. We’ve added her language to our expectations: honest, humane, and growth-producing conversations occur regularly.”