Jennifer Gonzalez — educator and blogger
For eight years, Jennifer taught middle school language arts. Half that time was spent in an east-coast state, the other half in a Midwestern state. She earned her National Board Certification in 2004. Then, after having her first child, she left teaching to be a stay-at-home mom, knowing there was no way she could do both jobs well. In 2008, she was hired by a local university to teach pre-service teachers. This work gave her a new passion for preparing and supporting educators.
With Cult of Pedagogy, she hopes to create a vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers, supporting each other toward excellence. She believes if we can reach across the limits of geography and find each other, there’s no limit to the amazing things we can accomplish.
In this episode you will learn:
- How Jennifer first became an educational blogger
- What she learned teaching on the middle school and college levels
- What book every educator should read
- Where to find the best resources for teachers on the internet
- Why blogging can be simple or a painstaking labor depending on the purpose
- Who mentored Jennifer early in her career
- What teachers can do to know their students better
- Why modeling is so important for writing instruction