This is a THANK YOU blog for all of you who have so generously responded to our invitation, passed on the word and through your generosity, allowing us to share the good in education. Our new website @ http://www.unlocktheteacher.com has received over 600 hits in the first week…we have received approximately 30+ emails of comments about our literacy campaign for elementary schools. The comments about all the art work my mom painted has been both touching and healing for me as well.
Our Unlock the Teacher LLC team is so grateful for the support, the positive comments and the dialogue with local and …not so local school districts about our training packages. Our “ePublishing Workshop for Teens” is a hot topic and we will post some mini clips of our next workshop this Friday on our website, to share the enthusiasm that young people are having when they see the wonderful opportunities for their writing. As an educator, it always gives me goose bumps to see students get excited or find validity in the work they produce in the classroom; it is a win-win for educators, students and families.
Recently, our company was asked to provide a min-ePub training for 8 students and parents at a private home. Everyone in attendance came prepared with laptop and samples of writings: short stories, poetry, cartoons etc. It was a teachable/learning moment for me as an educator, for the parent realizing the amazing work their children were capable of producing and for the teens as they discovered that their authentic work, their ideas, dreams and creativity were not only good, but inspiring for all the adults in the group. The coup de grace of the training was when all participant realized the opportunities that were available with ePublishing this authentic work. They discovered, that they could utilize proceeds to establish college funds, travel adventure funds etc. with publishing authentic, creative and current writings for the reader of today…exciting!
We give our next ePublishing Workshop this Friday to 100+ teens for a local school district, and personally…I cannot wait!
Did you know that the author of that amazing Eragon series was a teen when he published Eragon as an eBook? Of course, Knopf Publishing, a part of Random House, picked it up and signed the whole series within two months. 🙂 An example of “daring to dream” and living intentionally! A true family affair…
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things…and again we are truly grateful for the support and kind words,
Unlock the Teacher LLC Team