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Yvette Jackson, Ed.D

Teachers College, Columbia University

Yvette Jackson is driven to provide and promote pedagogy that supports educators in fulfilling their potential as committed, “gifted” teachers and administrators who elicit the innate potential for high intellectual performances and personal contributions from ALL their students. She  is the author of The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools which received the 2012 ForeWord Reviews’ Silver Book Award. Yvette is internationally recognized for her research in gifted education, neuroscience, equity and mindfulness which led to the development of High Operational PracticesÔ that engage and elicit high intellectual performances and self-determination from underachievers. She is currently an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and serves as the Senior Scholar for the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education.  She has been an elementary school teacher, a visiting lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, and Rutgers University.  She formerly served as the Director of Gifted Programs, Director of Professional Development and Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development for the New York City Department of Education and as Senior Scholar for the Panasonic Foundation.

Yvette has been published in numerous books and educational journals. She has co-authored Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership and Unlocking Student Potential: How Do I Identify and Activate Student Strengths for ASCD with Veronica McDermott. Her latest books, Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish and Mindful School Communities: The Five C's of Nurturing Heart Centered Learning were co-authored by Christine Mason and Michele Rivers-Murphy.