Philosophy Education Innovation Consultant

Lifetime Warrior in the Education Revolution

School should be a magical place, full of wonder and joy. That’s why I create contexts where children and adults can approach complex challenges with creativity and confidence.  My mission is to make schools more human and learning utterly meaningful.  


Our differences shouldn’t divide us, they should bring us together to make new things, to fully engage in solving real problems, to discover the wonder of life and the joy of love.


I speak about how to do this, and I write about it, but most importantly, I actually do it, in a school, and it works.  Our differences make us unique. They are our strengths and children who are lucky enough to develop theirs lead meaningful lives.  I am happy to share with you as an education innovation consultant, a strengths revolution development trainers a PBL trainer who utilizes Human Centered Design training and a keynote speaker Contact Jenifer Fox @jeniferfox08@gmail.com

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Bio

Experience

Jenifer Fox is one of the world’s leading authorities on transformational educational models applying student strengths, the Maker’s Movement, Project-based learning and Human Centered Design.  Her bestselling book, Your Child’s Strengths (Viking/Penguin) offers breakthrough thinking about children’s innate strengths, the current problems with our school system and practical advice for assuring success.  

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists, (Jossey-Bass) is a trusted reference for reaching all the different kinds of learners in your school.

Fox is also sought after speaker, and thought-leader who speaks to schools, educational organizations, juvenile justice programs, parenting groups, associations and companies about why and how schools must change, The Maker’s Movement, The School Garden Movement and project based learning using Human Centered Design. Her talks can address the academic successes that come from applied learning, shaping school culture, trust as a competency necessary for innovation, positive psychology, how to transform the current education model, learning disabilities and the future of education.  Her speaking topics are customized to the audiences’ needs and her fees are based on a sliding fee schedule. 

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  With 30 years as a practicing educator, Ms Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, and a Master of Education from Harvard University.


Sample of Past Speaking Events

  • More than 100 independent and public schools (both to faculty and Parents’ Associations) 
  • Microsoft Corp, Seattle, WA (Keynote)
  • The Gap Foundation, San Francisco, CA (Keynote)
  • Yahoo Headquarters, San Francisco, CA (Keynote)
  • The Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Manchester, NH (Keynote)
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Design Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Best Buy Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (Keynote)
  • Town Hall, Seattle, WA (Keynote)
  • Diamonds in the Rough Twice Gifted Conference, Baltimore, MD (Keynote)
  • Willow Creek Spark-up Youth Conference, South Barrington, IL (Keynote)
  • The National Association of Independent School Business Officers (Keynote)
  • TedX, Traverse City, MI
  • TedX, Dallas, TX
  • Alliance of Medical Professionals, Durham, NC (Keynote)
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Annual Administrators Conference, Fairfax, VA (Keynote)
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) Annual Conference, Washington, DC (Keynote)
  • Southeast Delco Public School District, Delco, PA (Keynote)
  • Beeville Public School District, Beeville, TX (Keynote)



Leader of the Strengths Movement in Schools

In 2007, Jenifer set out on a journey across the United States with business guru and strengths expert Marcus Buckingham to set the stage for the Strengths Movement to spread to schools. Her initial commitment began after she appeared on the Today Show and was contacted by scores of parents seeking advice on how to reengage their children in learning. For the past 10 years, Jenifer has helped schools and organizations around the world implement strengths-based programs. 

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Strengths Movement in Schools

Jenifer with Marcus Buckingham on the Today Show