Speaking & Workshops

Ballet Topics

Putting the STEAM in STEM
Why arts education needs a place in our schools

Storylines: 10 Best Loved Classical Ballets
Discussion of what makes a ballet memorable over time

What's a Dancer to Wear?
Taking a look at a variety of ballet clothes and footwear

Six by Six: Twelve Women and Men in Classical Ballet
A look back across three centuries to find the top influencers

Writing Topics

Facts in Fiction
Ways to seamlessly weave reality into your fiction

Finding the Bones of A Story
Cut through the clutter to uncover your story

Variations of the Writing Process
A look at a variety of ways to get your story moving

Writing 101: Seven Basic Ideas to Write Your Story
What I learned when I published my first book

Starting a Critique Group that Lasts
Tips to find and keep a circle of writers together

How to Finish a Novel in Less Than Ten Years
Ways to utilize ideas from proponents of the three-day, one-month and write-a-book-on-your-weekends methods

Writing Across Grades K-8
Suggestions to create a year-long writing program

General Interest

Questioning, Thinking, and Listening Strategies that Work
Empower your own success through the use of higher level skills

Exploring the Ways We Learn
One size or one way doesn't work for everyone

Create Outstanding Group Leaders
Ideas and skills practiced by effective group leaders

The 9 P's: Keys to Effectively Managing a Group
Basic training to create dynamic group leaders

Topics in Education

Community Support for the Crucial Learning Years
Uncovering the community-school partnership that strengthens young learners skills

So Much to Do, So Little Time and Money To Do It
Ways to impact schools without increased spending

The ABCs of Volunteerism
Two dozen ways volunteers bring value to schools

Community Support for Crucial Early Learning Years
Inviting the community to partner with educators to strengthen young learners skills

How Volunteers and Assistants in Classroom Enhance Student Learning
Uncovering the value of extra hands in classrooms

So You Think You Want to Add Volunteers to Your Education Program?
Ten tips to build a strong assistant program

Bridge the connection Between Home and School
Ideas to keep information flowing between parents and teachers

Education's Top Three Critical Issues:
Budget, testing and classroom scrutiny