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How Unimaginative people (in charge at schools) can Impact the Lives of People Trying To Do More Interesting Things! What can a brand new 24-year-old fifth-grade teacher do to change the status-quo in an inner-city school? Esmé Raji Codell, author of Educating Esmé, has revolutionized and scandalized the system, winning Teacher of the Year award from the International Teaching Association for her non-traditional methods.
The importance of Oral Reading as well in class and always. For parents and principals alike who don't otherwise have a view into the classroom, Esmé chronicles the chaos and breakthroughs as she helps kids find confidence in their abilities across the board at an age when they are psychologically discovering what they're good at.
- See more at: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/educating-esme-esme-raji-codell#play/2453
There are many John Taylor Gatto's out there!
She teaches like I do.
I still say unschooling and read-a loud from a parent or someone who can read with passion.
Her name is Esmé Raji Codell LOVE HER
Lew Steinhoff has published four children's books through Rocket Science Productions. They make up the well received Jacques the Bear Series.
What started simply as a father telling stories to his children at night has led to putting those words into writing. This series is intetended to be entertaining for a child with a great story line but it also conveys a positive message.
The four books are based of real life stories Lew has experienced, and incorporates one of each of his four children in their own book.
Learn more about Lew and his amazing books at his website, www.booksbylew.com.
Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn:
In 1933, the eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, "like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar." The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century.
Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own "great trudge"—on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. With only Fermor's books to guide him, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.
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Author Mary Barr joins me this week to talk about her books. We'll discuss her novellas, novels & juvenile fiction titles.
From her novella The Publisher:
Each day with trust and good faith we send our beloved children off to school. We assume they arrive safely, enjoy time with their friends and learn their lessons. We think we know where they are and who they’re with. But life can change in a heartbeat, so can circumstances, places and people and, as a result we never remain the same. Change is often good, sometimes bad, but always constant. The Publisher takes you into the lives of the Smelt family. Joe, Suzanne and their two children, six year old Libby and thirteen year old Connor.
It is a normal school day just like any other, until Joe – the publisher – begins reading a manuscripts. In the manuscript he learns that his children are not at school. They have been kidnapped and are being held hostage until the ransom is paid. Each detail of what he must do is precisely laid out as another page of the manuscript unfolds. Suzanne has done someone wrong and, if she can right the situation her children will go free, if not, they will die. And so, they sit and wait for the knock on the door and the next installment of the manuscript that holds within its pages their children’s fate.
For more information about Mary Barr and her books:
Sonia Vanessa Lipford currently reside in Oak Grove located in the state of Kentucky. Born in Richmond Virginia but was raised in Petersburg Virginia. While growing up our family moved/traveled a lot due to my step father being in the military from Virginia, Alabama, Texas, Alaska and Tennessee before settling down in Oak Grove Kentucky. I am a proud mother of four children two boys Terrance and Jamal and two girls Jumanji and Theresa whom I named after my mother. Graduate from Lathrop High School in Alaska and attended Austin Peay University in Clarksville Tennessee and Colorado University earned a Professional Certificate as a Correction Technician.My children was my inspiration for writing the three children books because as youngsters they would always try to find new ways to play with their toys.The three books she has written from first to last is Witches Broom in My Room, Teaching My Sister Her colors andMolly and The Purple String.
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Wendy and Charles Siefken - Mom & Son Writing Team
This duo writes children's books that utilize our favorite monsters but in a kid friendly way.
Let's all take a bite out of the inter-waves together as we learn how they got into publishing and the books they write, and maybe why they are writing them. Truly a special success story just in time for the holiday season!!
Tonight Bonnie Kaye is proud to have Jack Engelhard as her guest. Jack is one of America's most noted contemporary authors best known for his book Indecent Proposal that was made into a block buster movie staring Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson. It is now opening in Israel in Hebrew as a play. Jack has authored books that sell millions of copies around the world and have been translated into numerous languages. His books take you into the psychological insight of the moral dilemmas we are all faced with during our lives leaving us to question if we are all capable of giving in to temptation of the heart rather than do the right thing. His sharp, staccato style draws you into the story from the first page and doesn't let you go until you are finished reading. Tonight we will be highlighting Jack's recently released books which are the Bathsheba Deadline, a thriller tied in to today's current Middle East terrorist groups and Compulsive which gives the reader a front row seat into a man's life consumed by addiction.
Jack originally started his writing career as a news man writing articles and editorials for the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. He currently writes a column several times a week for a popular Israeli newspaper Arutz Sheva.
You can read more about Jack his books on his website at www.Jackengelhard.com.
On a personal level, Jack has greatly touched my life and thinking as a writer and as a human being. After reading any of his books, you'll be thinking for a long time about the temptations that face us in life, and if you would be strong enough to walk the other way.
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