Many Pebbles to Make a Difference: Inspiring Ways You Can Improve Children’s Lives by Making Connections: Education in Different Environments
"Many Pebbles to Make a Difference: Inspiring Ways You Can Improve Children’s Lives by Making Connections: Education in Different Environments" (Red Book) shares my experiences working in different libraries, discusses having different speakers coming to libraries, my teaching in an elementary school, being a Motivational Teacher, mentoring, networking, homeschooling, Waldorf Schools, activities I used in the classroom, different types of classrooms, teaching “Children’s Literature” to future teachers as an Adjunct Professor at a University, education in Museums, Libraries, and camps, discussing a child rich environment, field trips, outreach, and resources as well as other avenues where education takes place.
There are four Resource Books in the "Many Pebbles to Make a Difference: Inspiring Ways You Can Improve Children’s Lives by Making Connections series: For Families, Parents, Grandparents; Education in Different Environments; Reading And Books; and Multiculturalism And Peace." These Guidebooks are for Parents, Teachers, Librarians, Museum Educators, Peace Educators and all who Work with Children.
These Handbooks share my work life and experiences including my philosophy, ideas, programs, relevant websites, articles, quotations, songs, stories lists of books, My Truths/Things About Me, Some Things that Concern Me or I Question, and Mrs. Marks’ Sparks. Mrs. Marks’ Sparks are ideas I have picked up along the way by experience, readings and conversations with others that I feel are important to share. They are not necessarily original to me.
My goal for these Instructional Books is to encourage the reader to share their gifts, passions, your pebbles, etc. with the children and adults they are working with by using my ideas, philosophy, and programs as a stepping off point. The thread running through all these Resource Books is to be kind, compassionate, loving oneself and others, showing empathy, getting along with each other, and using positive communication skills.
"Many Pebbles to Make a Difference: Inspiring Ways You can Improve Children’s Lives by Making Connections: Education in Different Environments" is a guidebook spun form the author’s many years of educating youth both as a teacher and a librarian. Because I am a homeschooling Mom, I found chapters 5, 6, and 12 extremely helpful finding ideas that could adapted to anyone’s teaching or learning style. I found her concept of a Hobby Fair particularly interesting. Whether you are a teacher, librarian, daycare worker, museum educator, after-school program leader, camp counselor or even a Boy or Girl Scout Leader there is something for you. Andrea Hall, is president of EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC., a homeschool mother of 3, an education consultant with The Study Hall education Consulting Company, LLC, as well as an online math educator with Georgia Virtual School and Odysseyware Academy.
About Julienne Levy Marks (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
I have had a myriad of educational experiences throughout my work career: I have been a Youth Services Librarian, primarily in public libraries but also as a Media Specialist, a Teacher in an elementary school and college, a Museum Educator, a Motivational Teacher, a Youth Advisor, a Peace Educator teaching conflict resolution, a camp counselor and an administrator and a Parenting Workshop Chairperson of "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen" ™ and "Siblings Without Rivalry" ™ both by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish which were based on Dr. H. Ginott’s work "Between Parent and Child".
My education includes a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science with an emphasis on Youth Services, a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Sociology.
When I retired I wanted to give back to the community. I volunteer at Head Start, sharing Story Times to 3 and 4 year old, being with kindergartners and the grades at a Waldorf school and a Parenting Workshop Chairperson of "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen" ™ and "Siblings Without Rivalry" ™ both by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish which were based on Dr. H. Ginott’s work "Between Parent and Child". At Head Start I also presented a 10 week curriculum called "Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids" by Fran Schmidt and Alice Friedman (Peace Education Foundation Inc., Miami) to four year old and shared a Teacher Training with the staff.
I have been married since 1969 and have a daughter and a grandson. I have lived and worked in Long Island, New York, South Florida, and near Atlanta, Georgia.