Jennifer Anders, M.Ed., currently lives overseas with her family, as members of the Foreign Service. Over the past 12 years, Jennifer and her family have lived in Germany, Thailand and Washington, DC. Their next assignment is to Seoul, South Korea.
Jennifer earned her M. Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a focus on young children with ASD. She studied under Dr. Ilene Schwartz, at the Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education (formerly the Experimental Education Unit). In 2004, Jennifer traveled with Dr. Schwartz and a team of educators to China, collaborating with Chinese educators on Best Practices for children with Autism. Jennifer has training in Positive Behavior Support, Applied Behavior Analysis, the Picture Exchange Communication System and Early Intervention with infants and toddlers. Jennifer received her teaching certification in Washington State in 1995 and is endorsed for P-3 Early Childhood Special Education, K-12 Special Education, and 4-12 English. She received her B.A. at the University of Washington in English and Creative Writing.
Prior to moving overseas, Jennifer worked as a Developmental Preschool Teacher in WA State Public Schools for 3 years before transitioning to the Birth to Three Developmental Center where she worked for 7 years as the Education Coordinator, conducting assessments and writing programs as well as working with local Head Start programs to identify children with special needs. Jennifer helped to build the Autism Program at Birth to Three, training staff and providing 1:1 education and behavioral support for toddlers with ASD. Jennifer also volunteered with the Infant and Early Childhood Conference for 9 years and helped to lead numerous presentations and trainings.
In Washington, DC, Jennifer worked as a Registered Behavior Technician with toddlers with ASD. While overseas, Jennifer has worked as a substitute teacher in the Frankfurt International School, as a volunteer special education coach at the St. Andrews Samakee school in Thailand, and as a private tutor. She studies to learn the language of her host country and became a certified scuba diver while living in Thailand.
Course No. ED471f, ED571f
Through self-regulation, students of all ages can take charge of their effect and behavior towards their learning. Teaching kids to control themselves involves providing skills and strategies for students to be able to engage in their learning; knowing when and how to take a break, how they feel and think about each activity, and be able to be confident with assignments that they take home. In the assigned text, Dr. Richard Cash has compiled research-based theories and strategies that can easily be implemented in your K-12 classroom. Supporting videos and articles will enable you and your school to be able to foster a culture of self-regulated learners in your classroom.