Jennifer Nelson Meet and Greet
Please join the Newtown Bookshop on Saturday, November 4th, 11:00am to 12:30pm as we welcome Jennifer Nelson featuring her book "Teaching with Heart: Lessons Learned in a Classroom"! Jennifer will be meeting guests and signing her books!
All are invited to join us in person at the Newtown Bookshop (Our New Location in the Village of Newtown South)! FREE EVENT!
You can order her book below!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Fifty percent of teachers today say they want to leave the profession; for a good while, Jennifer Nelson was one of them. But as a single mother who needed a steady job, she had to make teaching work--and gradually, she learned what it took to make the classroom a place where both she and her students could thrive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Nelson is a writer, small business owner, and educator based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Teaching with Heart: Lessons Learned in a Classroom is her first book. She wrote it on the urging of a good friend who loved her stories about teaching high school French in New Jersey. The book reveals what’s really going on in classrooms. It tracks her journey from journalist to teacher, a path that involved failure, but finally success as she reached even the most challenging teens. It also provides advice and facts about the profession. www.jenniewrites.com
Jennifer started her company Your Stories after creating a memoir about her mother who passed away of Covid-19 in May 2020. She feels it’s essential that stories of seniors never be lost to time. She helps clients preserve their memories in handsome, keepsake books. She also offers legacy letter and memoir writing workshops. www.yourstoriestoo.com
She has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a MS in journalism from Columbia University, and a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley. For many years, she worked as a journalist for such companies as Bloomberg, McGraw-Hill, the Home News, the Riverdale Press, and NJBiz.
Why are so many teachers leaving the profession? They're burned out; they feel disrespected, and unsupported. After teaching remotely during a pandemic, they're returning to classrooms with under-socialized and sometimes out-of-control kids. What to do?