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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Coaching for All

Jen Schwanke believes in the importance of leaders seeking a coach in order to remain sharp as a professional. She offers three identifiers to know it’s time to find a coach.

Flipping Negative Stressors

Jen Schwanke shares tools and tips for dealing with professional stress, from flipping negative emotions to finding ways to move forward with energy.

Learning Standards: No Best Way

Jen Schwanke provides some critical questions for teachers to ask when they are interpreting a standard and bringing it to life with students.

Student Moves

Students move from our school districts to ones next door all the time. How can school leaders ensure the moves are as seamless as possible, especially in the realm of literacy? Jen Schwanke shares a case study of how a meeting and transfer of files made all the difference for one struggling learner.

Home Language Is Love Language

Our names are such a big part of who we are. Jen Schwanke reassures a teacher who struggles with student names, and at the same time gives her practical tips for making sure her pronunciations are correct.

Second Chances

Jen Schwanke rethinks her writing process for sending information out to families and others. Her “one little change” might get you rethinking how you draft and share weekly newsletters.

Competitive Comparisons

Jen Schwanke explores the insecurities and fear that can set in when teachers tackle distance learning, as well as how to overcome them.

Remote Learning for Our Youngest Students

Jen Schwanke reflects on the challenges of helping our youngest learners with distance learning, and shares examples of how teachers she works with are meeting them.


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