Jenny Edwards is the author of Inviting Students to Learn: 100 Tips for Talking Effectively with Your Students and Time to Teach: How Do I Get Organized and Work Smarter?” She has worked in education for more than 35 years, teaching at the elementary, middle school, and university levels. Jenny also worked in staff development in Jefferson County Schools in Denver, Colorado for four years and has mentored first- and second-year teachers.
From 1994-1997, she served as Project Director and Principal Investigator for the Pleasant View Project, a $1 million grant from the US Department of Education to use Cognitive Coaching, SM Michael Grinder’s Nonverbal Classroom Management and monthly dialogue groups to assist teachers in implementing content standards.
Jenny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), specializing in early childhood education, and a Master of Science degree in elementary education from UTK with a specialty in reading. She then earned a doctorate in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. She has been studying the impact of words on thinking patterns since the early 1990s.
Jenny currently teaches doctoral students in the School of Educational Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University. She also leads seminars on Cognitive Coaching,SM Adaptive Schools, Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy, and other topics. She has presented seminars in French, Spanish, Italian, and English in 17 countries.