Nazareth, PA USA
SCHOOL VISITS: K - 12
My presentation answers the one question everybody asks: "Where do you get your ideas?" I show students the various techniques I use, and let them try their hand at short writing exercises. It's an interactive, energetic workshop that leaves kids eager to do more writing on their own. I believe that author visits should inspire the students to read and write, and to explore their own creative potential, whatever form that might take.
Year(s) of participation: 2017
A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:
2017 at SPRING GARDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Bethlehem, PA USA
DAVID GIVES KIDS CHOICE AT SPRING GARDEN
My visit went well. I've been visiting this school every year for 14 years, and the best part is that the teachers told me the kids were very enthusiastic about researching the groups. When it came time to vote, the kids amazed me by overwhelmingly picking the Wildlands Conservancy. A teacher told me that this group actually does programs in the school, which explains why the kids picked it, and also makes me feel good that I had them on my list.