Hello, I am Jenny Martin. As an Assistant Professor of Education at Bridgewater College, I teach Foundations of American Education, Educational Psychology, ELA Methods, and Literature for Young Adults. Some of my most meaningful work is when I leave campus to visit teacher candidates in the area schools. As a former high school English and photojournalism teacher, I find joy in teacher preparation.
I consider the greatest success in teaching to be when students experience success. I believe that choice and purpose engages students by making them stakeholders in their education. I also think that a teacher who is an active learner, and who is attentive to students is paramount for the learners to reach their full potential. I read when my students read; I write when my students write; I share when I expect them to share.
Professional learning communities allow me to collaborate and grow as a teacher and scholar, so I participate by presenting at conventions, writing for journals, and serving on committees.
I serve as the secretary of Phi Delta Kappa, and encourage our BC students to participate by attending our enrichment programs.