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!


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.


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.

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.

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.


Event date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event address: 
Newtown Bookshop
2120 S. Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Teaching with Heart: Lessons Learned in a Classroom By Jennifer Nelson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647425050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - October 31st, 2023

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?