Soon after the GOOD NEWS CHAIR was published, I received a note from an exceptional teacher. Gale Kotner is a kindergarten teacher in the Springfield Public School District, Springfield, Illinois. She seemed sure that a Good News Chair would … Continue reading
(or The Red Plastic Chair from Lowes) The morning after a book talk in Bellingham, WA, I was standing with a bunch of bananas in a short express line at our neighborhood grocery store. Imagine my delight when the woman … Continue reading
We all have a story about going to the principal’s office. Even if WE were not the one who was sent, we can remember a friend, a brother, a sister, a class clown, a bully, a kid suspected of having … Continue reading
In my book The Good News Chair: A Simple Tool for Shaping a Child’s Positive Behavior and Self-Image you will read about the special Chair that sat in my office when I was an elementary school principal. Good News Chairs … Continue reading
Well, this isn’t really going to be about fishing but it has a lot to do with the proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him … Continue reading
I am 73 years old and still buying children’s books. I have been, all my life, a passionate lover of children’s books—as a child who read every horse book in the library; as a teacher who liked read aloud time … Continue reading
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