What We Do

Professional development for teachers, school visits, combination days... we work with students from Pre-K through 12th grade to help develop writing and public speaking skills. We have visited over 75 international schools in 50+ countries and hundreds in the US.

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What we do is team with teachers and administrators to adapt and implement effective and creative approaches to literacy and content area instruction in order to help them achieve their literacy goals. We teach writing by essential element – this way our lessons can either stand alone or dovetail into any writing program already implemented whether workshop, six traits etc.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development

  • Full day or partial day in-service
  • Writing workshops
  • Classroom demonstrations
  • Public Speaking workshops
  • Conference keynotes and breakout sessions

School Visits

  • Assemblies for kids of all grade levels
  • Classroom workshops in writing and performing
  • All ages – all abilities
  • Extensive experience with second language learners

Combination Days

Because we are published authors of poetry and fiction for kids and adults and professional books for teachers, we are able combine these talents and customize visits to include both assemblies for kids and a workshop for teachers perfectly suited for early dismissal, professional development days.

International schools

International Schools

International Schools

We have visited over 75 international schools in over 50 countries and have experience working with IB, PYP, MYP, and all common writing programs. We have returned to work at several schools and have worked for the same administrators in multiple locations. We can work with all your students grades Pre-K through 12 helping to develop their writing and public speaking skills. Sometimes we visit schools as a visiting author, sometimes as a professional development consultant, but usually we make our visit a combination of both.

Click here to ask a specific question, schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation, or plan a visit.

Click here to download a list of the available writing and Public Speaking workshops we offer: WritingFrameworkDescriptions


“Sara and Michael bring infectious energy and joy leavened with deep knowledge of best practices in literacy to their work with children and teachers.” Ellin Keene – Author of Mosaic of Thought and The Teacher You Want to Be
“Sara and Michael bring magic, and a contagious love of words to both students and teachers alike!” Georgia Heard - Author of Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School More testimonials...