Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Ido Kedar: Autism, Communicating, Writing Books, and his latest novel - In Two Worlds - 303

Ido Kedar: Autism, Communicating, Writing Books, and his latest novel - In Two Worlds - 303

July 17, 2020

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Ido Kedar discusses autism, communicating, writing books, and his latest novel - In Two Worlds on episode 303 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Ido Kedar is with us today.

He has autism and can’t talk.

When he was a kid he and his family were told he would not be able to communicate independently, but Ido learned to do just that.

Ido is the author of two books: Ido in Autismland and his most recent In Two Worlds.

Ido in Autismland contains dozens of “short, autobiographical essays each offering insights into autism, symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely autistic boy.”

In Two Worlds is a tale, that “sheds light on the inner and outer lives of children with non speaking autism.” In Two Worlds is one of “a few works written by a person with non speaking autism.”

Through the use of an iPad and other devices, Ido has learned to communicate with others.

Ido also serves on the board of “a non-profit group that advocates on behalf of all non-speaking humans.”

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Learn more:

www.idoinautismland.com

www.communicationfirst.org

Length - 20:30

 

Michael S. Daigle Discusses Creating Characters, Writing, and his Latest Thriller - The Red Hand - 302

Michael S. Daigle Discusses Creating Characters, Writing, and his Latest Thriller - The Red Hand - 302

July 10, 2020

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Michael S. Daigle discusses creating characters, writing, and his latest thriller - The Red Hand. This is episode 302 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

For 33 years, Michael S. Daigle was a journalist and editor at several newspapers in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine. He's applied his experience as a newsman to become an award-winning novelist. His newest book, The Red Hand, zeroes in on a serial killer that's tracked by a detective, Frank Nagler, as he solves crimes and tries to sort out his troubled life.

"I like creating messy mysteries with lots of moving parts and layers of story," says Daigle. "It lets my detective hero, Frank Nagler lead the reader through the twists and turns."

Daigle's modern mysteries are page-turners, filled with compelling characters and a setting that is more character than background. The hero detective is a recognizable American character. The Red Hand confronts the world of haves and have-nots. Nagler feels he is one of the have-nots, and it encourages his defense of common people. He shows how the impact of societal and economic change impacts a town and people.

Great read!

Lots to learn!

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Connect with Michael:

https://michaelstephendaigle.com/

https://www.facebook.com/daigleauthor/

@50eagle50 twitter

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-daigle-80606311/

https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Stephen-Daigle/e/B00P5WBOQC/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Michael Stephen Daigle

10 Aurora Street

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

908.619.6393

michaelstephendaigle@hotmail.com

Length - 51:56

Brittany Riddick talks about her novel: The Writ 212 - A Faith-based, sci-fi novel - 301

Brittany Riddick talks about her novel: The Writ 212 - A Faith-based, sci-fi novel - 301

July 2, 2020

 

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Brittany Riddick talks with me about her novel - The Writ 212. This is episode 301 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Brittany Riddick is the author of The Writ 212. She currently is an assistant principal at Shiloh Elementary School in Snellville, Georgia and has been in the field of education for over 16 years.

When asked what has inspired her book The Writ 212, she said, “Being an educator for as long as I have has allowed me to see changes and shifts in students' behaviors. One of the biggest shifts is how much technology has impacted not only the field of education, but the actual student. It has become more obvious to me that students are growing more addicted to devices. They even appear to have ‘withdrawal’ symptoms when forced to do work that does not require a device. It is important, as educators, that we do not substitute authentic teaching and relationships for technology. We must have a balance. We have to get our parents to understand the importance of building relationships and not placing children in front of a screen. Technology is amazing, but I fear that our “abuse” of technology is having an adverse effect on our relationships with people, especially our children.”

The Writ 212 is a faith-based science fiction book. It shows how the creation of an app leads to the end of the world by killing off a group called the YSW (Youth of the Second World). Jah, the creator, uses the app to destroy the YSW only saving two groups of people; the Elders (older people who don’t have much use for technology) and the unexposed (infants who have never seen technology). Jah uses these two groups of individuals to begin the Third World (New Age). But when a villager of the Third World finds a working device from the Second World, he unlocks secrets that cause a rift in what was once a peaceful community. The villagers of Eirene soon feel torn between their faithfulness to Jah or knowing the secrets of the Second World.

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Connect with Brittany:

contactus@authorbriddick.com

brittnicriddick@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/authorbriddick/

https://www.facebook.com/brittany.riddick.735

https://twitter.com/AuthorBRiddick

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-writ-212-brittany-riddick/1135745760

https://www.amazon.com/Writ-212-Brittany-Riddick/dp/194792835X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1584893760&sr=

http://vmhmagazine.com/the-back-story-writing-socializing-the-writ-212-talking-with-author-b-riddick/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvz85Rg_ctshTCdV5HYkyQ

678-490-4837

 

Length - 47:42

Jeremy S. Adams - Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships - 300

Jeremy S. Adams - Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships - 300

June 25, 2020

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Jeremy S. Adams has just released his book Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships (Solution Tree Press, 2020). This is episode 300 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Jeremy S. Adams is a high school and University teacher living in Bakersfield, California. He and his writing have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, C-Span, The Sacramento Bee, and numerous national education podcasts.

Mr. Adams has won numerous accolades for his teaching and writing efforts including the 2014 California State Teacher of the Year Award (Daughters of the American Revolution), the 2012 Kern County Teacher of the Year Award, was a 2013 semi-finalist for the California Department of Education's California Teacher of the Year Award, and was a finalist in 2014 for the Carlston Family Foundation National Teacher Award.

He was recognized in 2014 by the California State Senate for his achievements in education. He was a 2018 CSUB (California State University, Bakersfield) Hall of Fame inductee--the first classroom teacher ever inducted in the history of the school.

Jeremy received his bachelor’s degree in politics from Washington and Lee University and his master’s degree in education (curriculum and instruction) from California State University, Bakersfield, where he was named the Outstanding Student in the School of Education.

He is also an education speaker and has spoken to large education groups and conferences across the country.

In addition, Jeremy is the author of Full Classrooms Empty Selves and The Secrets of Timeless Teachers. Today we are going to focus on his latest book, Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships.

By the way, Jeremy previously appeared on Teaching Learning Leading K12 - episodes 123 (Full Classrooms, Empty Selves) and 103 (The Secrets of Timeless Teachers).

Connect with Jeremy and Learn More:

https://www.solutiontree.com/riding-the-wave.html

https://www.solutiontree.com/free-resources/instruction/riding-the-wave

@JeremyAdams6

Jeremy’s Amazon Author’s Page

https://teachinglearningleadingk12.podbean.com/e/103-jeremy-s-adams-the-secrets-of-timeless-teachers/ (103)

https://teachinglearningleadingk12.podbean.com/e/123-full-classrooms-empty-selves-with-jeremy-s-adams/  (123)

pd@SolutionTree.com - to schedule Jeremy for professional development

https://theeducatorsroom.com/author/jeremyadams1976/

Length - 1:06:55

Jeffrey Marshall talks about writing techniques, style, and his book “Undetected” - 299

Jeffrey Marshall talks about writing techniques, style, and his book “Undetected” - 299

June 19, 2020

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Today Jeffrey Marshall talks with me about writing techniques, writing style, and his thrilling mystery book - Undetected. This is episode 299 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Jeffrey Marshall has spent many years reporting on facts and truth for various newspapers and publications, including The New York Times and the Associated Press. Once part of a team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for reporting, he now has turned his attention to fiction and has just released a psychological thriller that involves a narcissist and sociopath and revolves around a family in an affluent community where things are not what they seem. This riveting thriller takes us into the lives of the 1% -- and why their relationships and problems really mirror the 99%.

Jeffrey is a retired journalist and the author of three books, including Little Miss Sure Shot - a historical novel about Annie Oakley. He has been published widely in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and New Jersey Monthly, and was at various times a reporter, editor, feature writer, columnist, and book reviewer.

A little about Undetected

Suzy Perry, a lovely, accomplished older woman, has married into a new family in Westchester County, N.Y after being widowed not long before in Atlanta.

Her new husband, Dean Perry, is besotted with her, but his son Alex and daughter-in-law Lisa are troubled by how little they know about her. Who is she?

Little by little, clues and tidbits of information persuade Alex that he needs to know more.

As the questions pile up, Alex, a journalist, elects to hire a private detective to probe Suzy’s past, without informing his father.

Over time, it becomes clear that Suzy changed her name when she moved to Atlanta -- and that she had been married for many years to a car dealer in Missouri who died suddenly shortly before she left.

Is all this innocent, or something more sinister? Once circumstantial, the evidence becomes more concrete -- and then Suzy is on the run.

Jeff has a bachelor's degree from Princeton and a master's in journalism from Northwestern.

His interests include tennis, golf, fly-fishing, travel, hiking and movies. He and his wife, Judy, have two rambunctious dogs, Maggie and Blaze.

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Connect with Jeffrey:

https://undetecbk.com/

marshwj17@gmail.com

https://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Marshall/e/B001K8TCC8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

480-737-0364

https://www.facebook.com/undetbook

 

Length - 36:07

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