My name is Jennifer Eckfield and I am the owner and operator of The Learning Experience Doylestown. Great teaching is an art. Great art relies on the mastery and application of foundational skills, learned individually through diligent study. Throughout my career I have worked as a teacher, mentor, and administrator. I have had the privilege of watching many triumphant teachers, often in situations that would overwhelm most, close the achievement gap between rich and poor, transform students at risk of failure into achievers and believers, and rewrite the equation of opportunity.
I have spent my entire educational career helping under-served adjudicated children flourish and succeed against all odds. It was my gift; reach those that no one else could. It was a labor of love and still is. My mantra has always been "Changing the world one kid at a time”. It was my niche and I was thankful and humbled by every extraordinary child that not only changed my life but helped me grow as a human being. My kids would refer to their homes as “concrete jungles” to which they would have to return once their sentence was completed. The constant questions of what will come next? Would they make it to another birthday? As horrifying as that sounds I believed in them and made them believe in themselves.
When attending social functions I was often asked what I do for a living? I would tell them and the response always being the same,” I don’t know how you do that”! “I could never do what you do”! I would smile politely and nod my head. In all seriousness I always had the same answer. This is universal no matter if you are a teacher or a parent in ANY circumstance. All kids need is love, structure, and consistency. I usually follow that up with, “Adults need it too”, which usually got me a chuckle. There is no deep mystic secret involved. Anyone given a safe nurturing environment will flourish. People of all ages need this as well as clear expectations.
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