Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Your life, your journey

I have this necklace that I wear almost everyday. I bought it in Dublin from Irish jeweler Enibas. It says, in Irish, Your life…your journey.  Have you ever noticed how … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is consent?

I’ve written several posts about consent, no means no and yes means yes, and how to talk with kids and young adults about these concepts. Below I’m sharing a great … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

What we can learn from the Stanford sexual assault case

In January, a man was found sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster near a frat house. Stopped and detained by two Swedish international graduate students until the police … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Planning In and Out of Class Activities

In my last post, I talked about the developmental progression that I think about when it comes to learning. In this developmental process, I consider the following: Learning Outcomes: What do … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Developmental progression of learning: Things for teachers to consider

  It is important to build opportunities for connection and engagement for students.  In order to do this successfully, I make a continued effort to root my teaching in the … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is exceptional teaching?

Exceptional teaching provides structured opportunities for both students and the teacher to hear one’s inner voice and understand one’s calling. Aside from being the executive director of a center for … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Creating Space for Learning

One of the most enjoyable aspects of moving from practicing school psychology to teaching and training students, and then to serving as a teaching consultant for college faculty members, has been … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment
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