I'm experienced in both traditional and self-published design with a passion for all things type. I specialize in designing and typesetting book interiors; anything from novels to cookbooks to technical and reference materials.
Design book covers and book interiors for children and teacher books, which focus on social and emotional learning for kids. Coordinate with illustrators to complete illustrated books, including art direction and project management. Design teacher resource books, including related resources, to provide maximum readability and clarity of content for reader.
Format book interiors for self-published books of all genres. Design book covers for all genres, including print and ebook, based on author input.
This hands-on school leadership guide for new and veteran principals and administrators offers practical advice for leading a school successfully. Want honest student input? Try texting. Got a group of angry parents? Arrange one-on-one meetings—you’ll avoid a mob scene and give each family the attention it deserves. Trying to make a teacher feel appreciated? Shoot a quick email after stopping ... read more
This refreshingly frank handbook shows teachers how to close the achievement gap in their classrooms by teaching students innovative paths to academic success. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience, Kelley presents straightforward strategies for helping learners improve their grades and test scores and experience greater school engagement—all while streamlining the teacher’s work to yield maxim... read more
Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves and recognize their own worth—“not because of the things I do, not because of what I look like, not because of what I have . . . just because I am.” This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children helps them respect their bodies, acknowledge their own needs, and name their feelings. Just Because I Am invites l... read more
At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences—at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children’s development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book inclu... read more
For many kids with physical disabilities and challenges, the barriers they face go beyond what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Loaded with tools for coping with the intense social, emotional, and academic difficulties these students often must deal with—as well as their secret fears—this book helps kids succeed in and out of the classroom and confidently handle their physical challeng... read more
From body art to baseball cards, comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads . . . students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. And educators need help teaching today’s new media literacy. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media—including both print and nonprint texts, such as film, TV, podcasts, websites, visual ... read more
To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly gu... read more
Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring ... read more
Encourage teens to recognize the importance of voting and making their voices heard in the democratic process with this timely book focused on Supreme Court decisions that came down to a single vote. Chapters examine key Supreme Court rulings and explore how these cases have affected the lives and rights of U.S. citizens—especially teens. Using a straightforward, impartial tone, the authors ta... read more
Build the body-brain connection with step-by-step activities that help children develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Early childhood educators will find clear information on creating the move-to learn environment, managing safety, and optimizing the connections between language development, movement, and readiness for formal le... read more
The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, it includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sust... read more
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