Jennifer Lynne Bird

Dr. Jennifer Bird teaches reading and writing classes for current and future teachers at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary English Education, Master of Education in Secondary English Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her health coach certification from Duke University Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Her research in writing and healing led to the publication of her book Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education (2015).

Publications

Leading Learning Communities with Creative Practice
Susannah L. Brown, Jennifer Lynne Bird, Ann Musgrove, Jillian Powers. © 2021. 13 pages.
Reflective leadership stories from various fields including, instructional technology, education and humanities guide the reader to reflect upon practice. Leadership theories...
Using Narrative Writing to Enhance Healing
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2020. 355 pages.
The fields of writing as healing and health coaching have expanded to aid in the physical and emotional healing of patients. Using writing as a healing method allows patients to...
Narratives of Spirituality
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2020. 39 pages.
How does spirituality inform narratives? Some readers may view the experiences survived by the authors as a series of random coincidences, but because religion plays a large role...
Narratives of Research Design
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2020. 33 pages.
The authors explain the design of a survey that provides a new technology for physical therapy clinicians to use while treating patients. The survey dovetails knowledge from the...
Narratives of Health Coaching
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2020. 28 pages.
Health coaching, a recent addition to the field of health education, provides a missing link in the healing journeys of patients. Integrative health coaching incorporates vision...
Narratives of Emotional Truth
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2020. 28 pages.
This narrative uses a multigenre format to discuss the writing theory of emotional truth, where writers share truth as they remember it. Factual truth focuses on facts, while...
Narratives of Curriculum Design
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2020. 28 pages.
This narrative provides a foundation for the PAGES program. PAGES is an acronym for practice patience, accept the present, gather information, encourage, and self-care. Each part...
Narratives of Patient Care
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2020. 28 pages.
People, including hospital patients, want someone to know their stories. Teachers in English classrooms rely on narratives to learn their students' stories. Since learning...
Narratives of Anxiety
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2020. 53 pages.
This research project began as a study using both quantitative and qualitative methods to learn about the connections between writing and healing. College students who wrote in...
Narratives of Teaching Methods
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2020. 31 pages.
While technology leads to innovative teaching strategies, technology also leads to disconnection as people seek coping strategies to deal with stress and the constant flood of...
Narratives of Journal Writing
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2020. 26 pages.
How can writing help people heal? While writing cannot take the place of an evaluation by a trained medical expert, it can help the healing process. The process of writing serves...
Narratives of Writing as Healing
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2020. 44 pages.
This narrative provides an introduction to the concept of multigenre writing and explains methods of multigenre writing used in the field of medicine to create the concept of...
Narratives of Writing as Healing
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2019. 16 pages.
Writing as an art form helps people heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This chapter uses the theory of narrative inquiry to present a first-person case study of the...
Narratives of Integrative Health Coaching
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2019. 20 pages.
Integrative health coaching incorporates vision and values into the goal setting process in order for change to occur. While health coaches frequently work with healthy people...
Turning PAGES With Health Coaching and Family Involvement
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2019. 22 pages.
This narrative provides a foundation for the PAGES family coaching program. PAGES is an acronym for practice patience, accept the present, gather information, encourage, and...
Constantly Connected: Managing Stress in Today's Technological Times
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2018. 18 pages.
As society has transitioned from landlines to iPhones, people find themselves connected to their mobile devices 24/7. While the advantages of new technologies have led to...
Healthcare Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers
Valerie C. Bryan, Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2017. 348 pages.
Proper health education is a vital component to ensuring patients’ satisfaction, safety, and well-being. To achieve this goal, interdisciplinary collaboration has emerged as an...
Writing Healing Narratives
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2017. 28 pages.
People, especially hospital patients, want someone to know their stories. Teachers in English classrooms rely on narratives to learn their students' stories. Since learning...
Leading Learning Communities with Creative Practice
Susannah L. Brown, Jennifer Lynne Bird, Ann Musgrove, Jillian Powers. © 2017. 12 pages.
Reflective leadership stories from various fields including, instructional technology, education and humanities guide the reader to reflect upon practice. Leadership theories...
Incorporating a New Technology for Patient Education
Eric T. Wanner, Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2017. 14 pages.
This chapter explains the design of a survey that provides a new technology for physical therapy clinicians to use while treating patients. The new survey uses both numerical...
Narratives of Integrative Health Coaching
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2016. 20 pages.
Integrative health coaching incorporates vision and values into the goal setting process in order for change to occur. While health coaches frequently work with healthy people...
Turning PAGES with Health Coaching and Family Involvement
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2016. 21 pages.
This narrative provides a foundation for the PAGES family coaching program. PAGES is an acronym for practice patience, accept the present, gather information, encourage, and...
The Digital Journey: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning
Susannah Brown, Jennifer Lynne Bird, Ann Musgrove, Jillian Powers. © 2016. 32 pages.
This chapter provides educators with innovative strategies to enhance learning and technology. The authors use a variety of creative approaches that integrate interdisciplinary...
Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education
Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2015. 308 pages.
The process of patient education allows for patients to think about their health in new ways and for educators and professionals to propose new ways to heal, with the ultimate...
Research as Curriculum Inquiry: Helping College Students with Anxiety
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2015. 23 pages.
Research sometimes leads to new discoveries and new directions other than the ones originally intended. This chapter began as a study using both quantitative and qualitative...
Incorporating a New Technology for Patient Education
Eric T. Wanner, Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2014. 13 pages.
This chapter explains the design of a survey that provides a new technology for physical therapy clinicians to use while treating patients. The new survey uses both numerical...
Enhancing Health Education with Collaborative Narratives
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2014. 11 pages.
This chapter explains the lessons learned when an English professor and a physical therapist decided to work together. Patients in a clinic and students in a classroom share the...
Choose Health: Tools for a Healthy Lifestyle
Eric T. Wanner, Jennifer Lynne Bird. © 2014. 15 pages.
What if instead of thinking of using devices to positively change health, people thought of using their minds as tools? The unfortunate thing with modern technology can be the...
Educational Research Narratives of Healing
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric T. Wanner. © 2014. 18 pages.
In research, statistics tell most of the story. A statistical test reveals a trend between patients who use positive language in their writing and objective physical therapy...
Multigenre Narratives as a Healing Process
Jennifer Lynne Bird, Eric Wanner. © 2013. 13 pages.
This chapter uses the theory of narrative inquiry and the practice of multigenre writing to explain the implications of using writing to assist in healing from physical pain. Dr....