Jen Steffens is a Michigan educator who recently experienced a breakthrough with her newcomer students. She shares what happened so that we can reflect on what went right and what we can learn from it.
Jen asked that we dedicate this show to the memory of Sandy Egbers who passed in 2012. Jen has been an educator for 22 years and Sandy was one of her first mentors. Jen learned a great deal from her and lives by a quote on a mug given to her by Sandy. The quote on the mug read “We all grow better in sunshine and in love.”
We dedicated this show to Sandy Egbers
July 30, 1949 – April 29, 2012
Jen tells us that Sandy was an incredible mentor teacher who
looked at every one of her students with an asset lens.
You can listen to this episode in your favorite podcast app or right here:
I hope you enjoyed hearing about all the things Jen did to create a safe environment for her English Learners. I was inspired by her explanation of the pro’s and cons of both face to face and remote learning. It was a further testament to how she approaches instruction – she is capitalizing on what she can control and what works in favor of her students.
Big thanks to Jen for reminding us that our students will grow if we put the right things in our garden.
I need these reminders and I feel that connecting with educators like Jen is the best way to be reminded of what is possible.
Jen is on Twitter here: @JenJenniels
You can find me on Twitter here: @MsSalvaC
Thank you for stopping by.
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Take good care,
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