I was surprised by a bunch of first graders at an author visit last week with Mrs. Attard's class at Kohl Elementary in Broomfield, CO. After reading my new picture book (Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!) with them, I found out that each of these six and seven year olds wanted to be a ninja (or in several instances, ninja princesses). That didn't surprise me. What did surprise me was how sophisticated these kids were with the writing process.
I began quizzing the class about what makes a good story and what their first step should be. I expected them to say to shout out a number of possible responses. My plan was to introduce the holy trinity of writing: character, plot and setting.
But I didn't expect what I got.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Today we have the 3rd and final part of our interview with Michael Gurian. Michael is a marriage counselor and New York Times bestselling author of 26 books.
In this addition, Michael discusses gender specific strategies for raising and educating boys. You'll hear about:
Pet Scan showing brain activity in male vs. female
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
|Today we have the 2nd part of a 3-part interview with Michael Gurian. Michael is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty six books published in twenty one languages.|
In this edition, Michael discusses:
Friday, March 14, 2014
I'm so pleased to bring to this blog and 3-part interview with Michael Gurian. Michael is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty six books published in twenty one languages. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. As a social philosopher, Michael has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy.
Check back in a few weeks for parts 2 and 3.