Dorothy VanderJagt Times 10 Author

Dorothy VanderJagt is author of Permission to Pause: A Journal for Teachers (Times 10, 2020). She is a popular and engaging speaker who works with educators all over the country in supporting professional practices and igniting learning. Dorothy has over thirty years in the profession as teacher and leader. She currently serves as a Coordinator for the High Impact Leadership Project which supports 150 schools with Literacy and Leadership and is the Director of the Michigan Education Conference.

Dorothy is founder and President of iFireUP,  a premier provider of conferences and online learning. She is known for developing energizing, educational workshops that provide educators with practical strategies for immediate use. Follow Dorothy on Twitter @ifireup and connect with her at

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"It’s so important for teachers to take time and pause for their own health. In this easy to use journal, I can organize my thoughts. I don’t have to come up with ideas, because the quotes and prompts are provided and give me a good springboard to write. There are great activities in the back that support mindfulness."