Consultant and Researcher in Educational Best-Practices

CONTACT

jcunning [at] aya.yale.edu


EDUCATION

Tufts Univ., M.A. Child Development (2000)

Yale University, B.A. Linguistics (1996)


PUBLICATIONS


PROJECT FOR SCHOOL INNOVATION:

By Teachers, for teachers series (2003-05)


Cultivating Student Reflection

Fostering Critical Thinking in Children


No Longer at Risk

Helping At-Risk Students Succeed Academically


Learning After School

Providing an Academic Safety Net


Becoming a Community School

Bridging the School-Family Gap


Creating Learning Communities

Collaborative Professional Development


Building Supportive High Schools

Help At-Risk Students


WISDOM OF EDUCATORS (2004-07)


Making Inferences from Text:

The Wisdom of Literacy Teachers


Working With Your Faculty:

The Wisdom of Principals


Exploring Art and Identity:

The Wisdom of Visual Arts Teachers


JOURNAL ARTICLES / BOOK CHAPTERS

Cunningham, J. and Scarlett, W. G. (2004).  Children's Humor.  Children's Play.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Avrutin, S. and Cunningham, J. (1996).  Children and Reflexivity.  Proc. 21st Annual Boston Univ. Conf. on Language Development, 1, p. 13.  Cambridge, MA: Cascadilla Press.


EXPERIENCE

Mass Insight Education - 2005 & Present


Project for School Innovation - 2002 - 2007


PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Program for Educational Change Agents


Cambridge Computer Services


Eliot-Pearson Children's School


Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts Univ.


Malden Summer Literacy Enrichment Program


ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

Puzzles, trivia, and word games (MIT Mystery Hunt team leader; Jeopardy! contestant)


Literacy mentorship (Library volunteer, tutor, story reader)


Cooking, reading, geocaching, biking

Jennifer A. Cunningham