COVID, Round 2

Well, another school year is here. And with it, so sadly, is the coronavirus. After believing that schools would finally be ready for normalcy (and, selfishly, that they’d be ready for accepting guest visits from authors), the mutating virus has thrown a health and safety wrench into yet another school year. Some school districts areContinue reading “COVID, Round 2”

Presenting to Students? Uh-oh.

I get to make a presentation to kids! Uh-oh. Does that get your butterflies fluttering? Take a deep breath—a lot of the things that make good presentations for adults are good practices to use with students, too. Although there are a few tweaks you may want to employ. Based on my years as an educatorContinue reading “Presenting to Students? Uh-oh.”

Guest Authors and Smiling Faces (whether you can see them or not…)

For the first time in over a year (since Covid lockdowns), I was lucky enough to make an in-person guest author visit to a local school. We all had masks, there was a hand sanitizing station off to my left, and the teachers and I had all been vaccinated. To be honest, it was aContinue reading “Guest Authors and Smiling Faces (whether you can see them or not…)”