Bonnie and Shanda interview award-winning Children's book author and national speaker, Shannon Anderson, about her experience offering creative add-ons for school visits.
SHANNON ANDERSON IS AN AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND NATIONAL SPEAKER. SHE TAUGHT FOR 25 YEARS, FROM FIRST GRADE THROUGH COLLEGE LEVEL AND WAS NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 TEACHERS WHO INSPIRED THE TODAY SHOW. SHANNON LOVES DOING AUTHOR VISITS, PROVIDING PD FOR TEACHERS, MENTORING ASPIRING WRITERS, AND KEYNOTING AT EVENTS.
Let’s get to it! … Questions we asked Shannon:
Shannon, when we first started chatting about you joining us on the podcast, you mentioned that you had been binge listening to it. So, then I asked you what is a topic we haven’t yet discussed or discussed well on the podcast that you could help shed some light on for us, and you suggested this episode: Creative Add-ons for School Visits. So here we are! Can you give us an overview of what you mean by creative add-ons and why are you interested in the topic ?
How can this benefit schools? And authors?
How can this help with funding?
You were a teacher, so what do schools need and what can they really use?
Are these ideas things that can be carried to the virtual realm as well?
Speaking of which, if you could look into your crystal ball, how do you see this school year panning out as far as authors visiting in-person again?
And wherever else we go with this conversation...
Thank you SO much for chatting with us, Shannon!
Kid book review by Laney Jones (11).
Resources and books mentioned in this episode (with affiliate links that help support this podcast):
Y Is for Yet: A Growth Mindset Alphabet by Shannon Anderson (Author) Jake Souva (Illustrator)
Too Shy To Say Hi by Shannon Anderson (Author) Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)
Mindset Power: A Kid's Guide to Growing Better Every Day by Shannon Anderson (Author) Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
Wink by Rob Harrell
Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert
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- Shannon, where can listeners find you?
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