A passionate educator with over 25 years of experience, Jennifer Coté has spent her professional life empowering students and teachers. In the classroom, Jen has been inspiring young minds with her love of mathematics, most recently at Marin Academy a progressive high school in the Bay Area. Over her career, Jen has taught across the spectrum – from middle school to summer school to high school honors courses. She believes deeply in both meeting students where they are and setting robust goals for forward movement. Jen also sees the mathematics classroom as the perfect place to help students develop a variety of personal skills including risk-taking, critical thinking, resiliency, groupwork and respectful debate. She has developed several curriculums that incorporate student-centered, exploration-based lessons, enabling students to experience the “aha!” moment for themselves.
For over a decade, Jen worked with Dr. Denise Pope and Challenge Success (CS) as a school coach, a facilitator, and a student advocate. Her work with CS, as well as her graduate work at Stanford – in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education – have fueled her desire to help teachers and schools look at ways they can marry curriculum and pedagogy to create more equitable, engaging and effective classrooms. Jen currently coaches teachers in both public and private schools in their quest to create just such classrooms.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Jen has led over 60 outdoor trips, served as a Thoreau Chair for Sustainability, ridden her bicycle across the country, and lived in a yurt off the grid.
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with Monica Washington
Monica Washington shares how she helps students improve their understanding of texts through analytical reading.
with Sarah Bent
Sarah Bent shares how she engages students in mathematical routines that build number sense, develop inquiry, and support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
with Shelly Stanton
Shelly Stanton, Montana's 2016 State Teacher of the Year, shares how she engages students in authentic, content-specific conversations by using collaborative technology and formative assessments.
with Sophia Faridi
Sophia Faridi shares how she employs math-based concepts to reinforce grammar skills and help students analyze complex sentences.
Creating an environment that encourages inclusion students to feel welcome and confident in a general education classroom
with Jemelleh Coes
Jemelleh Coes, Georgia’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, shares how she creates an environment that encourages inclusion students to feel welcome and confident in a general education classroom.