Jennifer began her educational career as a high school English teacher and new teacher coach. Currently, she is a communications consultant who works with educators and others on providing new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, developing effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations, and creating identity-safe workplaces.
Her publications include Having Hard Conversations(Corwin, 2009),The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community(Corwin, 2013), and Hard Conversations Unpacked—The Whos, the Whens and the What-Ifs(Corwin, 2016). Abrams’s forthcoming book is tentatively titled “Swimming in the Deep End: Leadership Skills for Aspiring and Emerging Educational Leaders” (in press, Solution Tree).
Learning Forward offers a unique conference experience for educators looking to improve their practice, regardless of the role they play in their organizations. The sense of community that the conference provides and value of the time spent learning in community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced at other conferences.— Anne Conzemius, SMART Learning Systems
Learning Forward’s Conference is the only national conference that focuses on the training and coaching of teachers. Over the last six years of annual attendance, we have been able to improve Tier 1 instruction, shared decision-making, morale, school culture, and teacher retention and attrition.— Angela Silva