Jessica Cotter

Guest Blogger

Instructional and Transformational Coach, Holt Public Schools

Holt, Michigan

Jessica Cotter is currently an instructional and transformational coach for Holt Public Schools, with a focus on grades nine to 12. Prior to working as a coach, Jessica spent eight years teaching social studies and served as the department chair.

Jessica has spent several years working with social studies curriculum, both for Holt Public Schools, as well as the Michigan Department of Education, Kent County, Ingham County and Oakland County.

Jessica is an America Achieves Michigan Educator Voice Fellow.

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Posted June 3, 2015

Teaching the ‘How’ Along With the ‘What’

With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, there is more focus on the how and why of the…

By Jessica Cotter

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman Is Climbing That Hill. Now if Only The Rest of Us Would Join Her.

Today at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman stole the show. Lady Gaga? J-Lo? Garth Brooks? No contest. This 22-year-old…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

November 2016, I walked into my school building to students blocking their peers from coming through my classroom door. They said, “We’re building a wall,…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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