Author Jennifer Williams teaches us to “Teach Boldly”

​Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for nearly 25 years to the field of education through her roles as an education activist, professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. She speaks, writes, and consults on practices that develop global perspectives and social good through creative uses of technology. Her research interests include innovations in teaching and learning, equity and diversity in education, and social action. Jennifer is inspired daily by teachers and students who are catalysts for improving the world! Learn more at

About Jennifer’s book, Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good: Transformational education leader Jennifer Williams offers design- and empathy-driven practices to help teachers activate positive change in student learning.

“Today’s students are ready to design, dream and MAKE the future,” says Jennifer. “Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good ” guides educators ready to apply innovative practices, meaningful technology use, and global collaboration to drive the change they want to see in the world. Readers will learn how to create a customized plan for education innovation, with strategies for constructing agile classroom environments, digital storytelling and communicating across lines of difference, and prioritizing feedback and active listening.”

With inspiration from real-world peaceMAKERS in education, Teach Boldly invites readers to create ready-to-go action plans for themselves as educators, classroom communities, and the global community. Audience: K-12 educators.

This book:

  • Showcases the power of narrative and highlights the need for storytelling in education.
  • Offers direction for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for iterating on ideas, emphasizing preservation of voice and creative expression.
  • Discusses learning space design through the lens of empathy and amplification of students’ voices.
  • Provides easy-to-implement ideas for transforming learning and classroom culture through space.

April 1, 2023: Stay tuned for Jennifer’s appearance on the Distance Learning Roundtable: