Jen Schwanke

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Jen Schwanke has been an educator for 23 years, teaching or leading at all levels. She is the author of two books: You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders, and The Principal Reboot: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership. She has written for Choice Literacy, Education Week Teacher, Principal, and Principal Navigator. She presents at conferences for ASCD, NAESP, Battelle for Kids, RRCNA, and various national, state, and local education organizations. She is an instructor in educational administration at Miami University and a doctoral student at The Ohio State University. She is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio. Follow Schwanke on Twitter @Jenschwanke or her website jenschwanke.com.

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Let’s Upskill: How to Revive and Transform Instruction to Serve Today’s Learners

Jen Schwanke offers clear and practical steps teachers can take to modernize how to meet the needs of today’s students. Following these steps will help ward off the risk of being too comfortable in old routines.

How to Respond When Books and Curriculum Resources Are Challenged

Jen Schwanke addresses the fact that educators, books, and curriculum resources are under increased scrutiny. She offers practical and wise steps to take when resources are questioned by concerned stakeholders.

Books for Literacy Leaders

Jen Schwanke suggests five books that will enrich a leader’s skills by solidifying their approach to the important work of evolving our instructional practices.

Avoiding Burnout

Jen Schwanke offers advice to fight against burnout.

Choice, Voice, and Rejoice: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Jen Schwanke encourages educators to reflect on the positive ways the school year has unfolded.

Conventions Podcast with Jen Schwanke

Jen Schwanke joins the podcast to discuss conventions.

A Word to Aspiring Coaches

Principal Jen Schwanke offers encouragement for teachers considering an instructional coach position.

Books Need Space

Jen Schwanke gives advice to literacy leaders about organizing and humanizing books in a school book room.


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