Michael's Musings

My Year of School Visits

EDIT 2: Since this writing, my school tour has grown more ambitious. Ten schools, five days? Pssh. Try twenty schools, ten days! Read the latest here. EDIT: It looks like I have an anchor for my Spring 2013 mini-tour (see below). I’ll be a little bit north of Chicago for one of the 5 days. […]

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The Hempfield Area SD Tour

This week, I completed a mini-tour of several of the elementary schools in Hempfield Area School District, about 40 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. I visited four schools and spoke in front of approximately 2,000 students in K-5th grade, and I also presented to roughly 150 parents in two pairs of seminars about encouraging creativity in […]

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Free Ideation & Storyboarding Webinar

I mentioned this in passing in a previous post, but thought that it merited another mention on its own. Tomorrow, Feburary 8th, at 3:30pm EST, I’ll be presenting a free webinar for parents, mentors, and educators on how to support the creative development of the budding young writers in their lives. The focus of the […]

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A Tale from Toronto

…Toronto, Ohio, that is. When I was recapping ALA Midwinter, I mentioned a cold I’d contracted — now that I’m fully recovered, I’ll write about how I believe I caught it. My timeline for the 24 hours following ALA was this: 1:30pm, Tuesday — arrive at Dallas airport 6:00pm — board delayed flight back to […]

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