Jennifer Vincent

Jennifer Vincent taught students who are deaf and hard of hearing from kindergarten through high school as a hearing itinerant teacher in Chicago. Currently she’s a technology leader in her district and blogs at www.teachermentortexts.com.

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Coaching Connections

Jennifer Vincent takes on a new role in a new school district. She develops trust with a plan for working with colleagues to set goals and reflect.

Starting with Core Beliefs and Values

Jennifer Vincent shares some of her favorite strategies for helping colleagues describe their core beliefs and values.

Honesty with Adult Learners

Jennifer Vincent explains why the most important norm of all for coaches may be sharing vulnerability and openess in professional development settings.

Apps in Perspective

Jennifer Vincent helps a group of teachers who request suggestions for apps in Spanish. She "zigs" when they want her to "zag" by encouraging them to go deeper into exploring what students need.

Above the Clouds

Jennifer Vincent reflects on the drudgery and angst that is a normal part of the life of literacy leaders helping others.

Classroom Visits for Professional Development Insight

Jennifer Vincent finds that classroom visits are a good alternative to surveys when analyzing teachers' professional development needs.

Reflection and Growth with New Teachers

Jennifer Vincent helps two new teachers look critically at their work with families, using research and practical tools to encourage them to grow.

Leading a Multi-Day Curriculum Meeting

Jennifer Vincent adds ways for committee members to share notes and insights in writing outside meetings, as a way to ensure that all voices (especially those of introverts) can be heard.

Compass Points and Collaboration

Jennifer Vincent uses “compass points” to help colleagues understand differences in learning and collaborative styles.

Pits and Peaks

Jennifer Vincent mines a truly unlikely source for inspiration, and creates a document many teachers can use to express triumphs and struggles with technology.

Digital Clutter and Being Present with Teachers

Jennifer Vincent changes her approach to one-on-one appraisal conferences with teachers by eliminating "digital clutter" and finding other small ways to give those she is meeting with her full attention.

Climbing Gordon’s Ladder with New Teachers

Jennifer Vincent finds that Gordon's Ladder is a powerful tool for mentoring new teachers.

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