Writer, teacher, and mom, Jennifer Wolfe, chats with us about teaching the whole student, making purposeful connections, and helping students grow through the relationships we build with them.
Jennifer dives into her work with AVID, incorporating technology into her curriculum, and looking at the moments when you feel real good to find what you should do more of.
- 0:44 – Shoutout to the “Super Handsome” Jeff Kubiak (@JeffreyKubiak) for giving Rae the words to describe Jeff.
- Go get his new book, “One Drop Of Kindness.”
- 4:23 – 30 seconds on why you should come to the Teach Better Conference in November.
- 9:50 – Jennifer introduces herself.
- 11:02 – Jennifer tells us a little more about AVID.
- 12:25 – Jennifer’s failure: Incorporating technology into her curriculum has been all about failing forward.
- 14:55 – Jennifer’s success: The realization of the true impact of the relationships she was building, after having her own children in class.
- 19:02 – Jennifer chats about connecting content and focusing on increasing engagement and meaningfulness.
- 23:42 – Jennifer’s advice for teachers wanting to reach their students more deeply: Looking at those moments when you feel real good, and those moments that didn’t work. Start small. Pick one or two things to try.
- 28:32 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
- 31:35 – How to connect with Jennifer
- EdTech Tool: Google slides / Wakelet
- Book: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste NG
- Who to Follow: @lhighfill @karlymoura @wakelet @beardsleyteach @MsMarshallCMS
- YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: hyperdocs.co
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Plan long-term, but be flexible. And assess promptly.
- Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: No kid wakes up in the morning hoping to go to school and fail.
Links to Connect With Jennifer
- Website: jenniferwolfe.net
- Facebook Page: mamawolfe
- Twitter: @mamawolfeto2
- Instagram: @mamawolfeto2
- Wakelet.com: @jenniferwolfe3929