Monday, May 30, 2016

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

Sometimes along the way in my new life as a writer, speaker, and teacher, I meet exceptional people who do great things for Education.  I like to recognize those people, because I believe completely that good teachers who care about kids make
 America better and stronger.

Such is the case with Dr. Mike Robinson, his wife Michel Davis Robinson, and their educational group, Forest of the Rain Productions, Inc. What is the group about?  They are all about serving others, and they explain it best in these statements:  

Forest Of The Rain Productions is an Educational Affairs Organization. The mission of Forest Of The Rain Productions is to expand the voices of the seldom heard in education, fair housing, parental/family engagement, academic research the business of education and civic involvement. These areas and the scholars, practitioners, civic and community leaders within them can help galvanize Americans around the intrinsic value of an educated society. 

Additionally, Dr. Mike and Michel have a stable of educators who write on various topics for their Living Education eMagazine, covering all aspects of education, as well as fair housing, higher education, academic research, scholarships, parent advice, parental/family relationships, and more. (I have listed links to some of the eMagazines below.  They are both beautiful and informative- a pleasure to peruse.)

Moreover, Forest of the Rain Productions recognizes leaders in education and communities with an award titled I AM L.E.E (Living Education Everyday).  This award identifies and 

highlights those leaders who are making a difference in Education. They will be announcing their winners on Sunday, May 29. You are invited  to check the website for more information on the winners as well as this terrific group.

Teachers- when school is out and you have a rainy day, please visit the eMagazine links below for some inspirational and/or informative  articles.

FYI- Dr. Mike also has just created a Facebook page you can "Like":  

I am so happy when my work introduces me to great people who have a calling to serve others, and I love to write about them and share their work!  Dr. Mike and Michel are making a difference one person at a time, one cause at a time, and one topic at a time. 

This post was published with the permission of Dr. Mike Robinson and Michel Davis Robinson. 

Links to past issues of the eMagazines- the summer one will be out soon! 

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.15

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.14

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.13

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.12

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.11

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.10

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.9

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.8 (Special Edition)

Living Education eMagazine: Vol.7

Living Education eMagazine: Vol 2

Living Education eMagazine: Vol. 1

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. 

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Visit Dede's webpage for complete details on her award-winning book, STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER.  Many colleges have made the book required reading. 
Signed copies are available Dede is also a national speaker on The Three C's for Classroom success: Confidence, communication, and Creativity; Avoiding Teacher burnout; and many other inspirational topics. 

I LOVE writing. And I love writing children's books- my newest passion. Although it will be a ton of work, I am looking forward to selling my books.  Since I was a secondary teacher, I know that I have much to learn about elementary students, and I will have to follow my own advice and be my genuine self.  However, I also know that I am passionate about helping kids who have to wear glasses, and that GRADY GETS GLASSES sends a positive message. I am willing to work hard and do all the things that also made me a successful teacher for 37 years. I remain inspired! 

Elementary teachers in Western Pennsylvania and beyond - I am willing to come into your classroom in person or as a virtual field trip through a group called Field Trip Zoom.  Check them out! 

Teacher friends- let me know if you want me to read GRADY GETS GLASSES at your school. I am willing to come in to discuss the creative writing process, why writing is important, and personal fulfillment through writing, along with reading my book.  I would appreciate the exposure, and I would make signed copies available for purchase in your classrooms following the reading.  Please email me at .  The website IS UP AND RUNNING!!!.  Signed copies ARE available!   Grady plush toys are ordered! 

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