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Jill Fletcher

AVID College Readiness Teacher

Jill Fletcher is a poet and AVID college readiness teacher. Jill advocates for student and teacher voice. Her students won the seventh annual Hawaiʻi E Ola Pono Campaign award in the middle school division for their efforts to promote a positive school culture. Jill has supported teachers in various school-level leadership roles. She is a National Board Certified teacher, a Hope Street Group Hawaiʻi state fellow, and the Hawaiʻi higher education policy analyst for NCTE. Jill holds a BA in English from Santa Clara University, and an MA in English and creative writing and a teaching certificate in secondary ELA from the University of Hawaiʻi. Her book of poems, Aftermath, deals with the intersection of American imperialism, militarization, and public education in Hawaiʻi.


  • Family Engagement

    Sharing College and Career Options With Families

    A middle school and a high school host an informational event for parents and guardians on some of the post-graduation options open to their children.
  • Assessment

    Making Assessment a Collaborative Process

    A middle school teacher turned an individual assessment into a group presentation with an authentic audience and three layers of feedback.
  • Education Equity

    A Framework for Educational Equity

    An elementary school in Hawai‘i connects national educational goals to indigenous cultural values and practices.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    5 Ways to Incorporate SEL in Middle School

    Social and emotional learning is more than a side curriculum—it should be woven into everyday activities throughout the school day.
  • Assessment

    Using Art in Assessments

    An assessment called a one-pager has students use art to show what they know—and it can be used across the curriculum.
  • Communication Skills

    A Framework for Whole-Class Discussions

    Philosophical Chairs is an exercise that fosters careful listening and encourages every student to contribute their thoughts.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Paper Tweets Build SEL Skills

    An offline version of Twitter helps with both social and emotional learning and formative assessment.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    The Value of Teaching Contemporary Poetry

    When a poem is new to both teacher and students, there’s an opportunity to find deep personal and cultural connections.

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