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Books for Adults 
Tips for creating a peaceful classroom environment
Ways to energize your students
How to help children create charitale projects
EnteleTrons™ Books 
EnteleTronsTM titles for STEM and character education build a complete literacy curriculum!
The EnteleTrons® help align the seven colors of the rainbow, while exploring the visible spectrum in a prism. Through character interaction, The EnteleTrons™ show everyone the value of cooperation within a group. The accompanying EnteleKey Learning Guide offers activities, simple experiments, and discussion questions.  Where's Green? has received a Silver Medal in the 2014 Mom's Choice Awards.
What's the Matter?

The EnteleTrons® help the three primary states of matter understand their role in the water cycle. Through character interaction, The EnteleTrons® help young readers accept the changes that occur in their lives.

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When the world turns topsy turvy, The EnteleTrons® bring elements together to create a place where animals and plants can grow.  This book shows children early chemistry principles and the value of working with other people.  Click image for more information about this fascinating e-book.

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Books for Children 

NOW AVAILABLE .... my new book from Character Publishing for teens, tweens, and everyone in between - A unique method to change your life by changing the way you think.  The book includes a reminder system - use the beaded chain that most youth wear with the metaphor of a mental kingdom.  Join my mailing list if you would like to be notified of updates.  See my separate web page for information about my Beaded Kingdom Newsletter on the left side of the page.

Discover how one boy coped with his father's anger when he lost everything during the Stock Market Crash of 1929.  Woody's World is the recipient of the 2013 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Ten ducklings must arrange themselves from 1 to 10 with a surprise at the end.
Find out how one girl created a very special birthday party


This post is for busy teachers who want to earn extra credits to boost their pay scale. Corwin Publishers, which carries my Feng Shui for the Classroom and Helping Kids Help, has partnered with California Lutheran University, an NCATE-accredited institution, to offer teachers one unit of graduate course credit for reading any Corwin book and completing a series of three course assignments.

What great news! Just for reading my books and completing associated assignments, you can earn one credit for each book. It's not as easy as it sounds because each book costs $199 for this arrangement, and you must complete the assignments within three months of enrollment. Still not a bad deal!

This arrangement gives busy educators who need graduate credit to take the next step in their careers the opportunity to earn credit at their own pace through independent study. Simply select a Corwin book (my books would be a great place to start!), register for credit at Read 2 Earn, read the book, and complete three writing assignments within three months.

If I were still teaching full time and needed to boost my credits to the next payscale, I'd jump at this chance to earn the credits. Corwin Press has some amazingly interesting books, in addition to my own :-) Looks like summer reading to me!

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