Books & Projects
As an editor, book coach and ghostwriter, I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients to create books that have made The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestseller lists. Traditionally published or self-published… I’m proud of all of my amazing clients.
BY Darren Hardy
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.
This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.
BY Deborah K. Heisz
We are all increasingly hungry for soul-deep happiness. All over the globe, from the hallways of Harvard, where the university’s most popular course is a class on positive psychology, to the United Nations’ resolution naming March 20th the International Day of Happiness, the question of how to be authentically happy concerns millions of lives today.
But what if the secret of lasting happiness is actually . . . simple? Now, in Live Happy, the editors of Live Happy magazine, the first lifestyle publication dedicated to the timeless quest to achieve authentic happiness, reveal that true happiness is all about the big impact of small acts of everyday happiness.
BY Dave Burgess
Based on Dave Burgess’s popular “Outrageous Teaching” and “Teach Like a PIRATE” seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You’ll learn how to:
• Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher.
• Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet.
• Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom.
• Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students.
This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a PIRATE system, you’ll never look at your role as an educator the same again.
BY George Couros
The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It’s time to recognize that compliance doesn’t foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity—and those are the skills our students need to succeed.
In The Innovator’s Mindset, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore—and to become forward-thinking leaders.
If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. In other words, innovation begins with you. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set but about mindset.
The Innovator’s Mindset is for you if:
• You are a superintendent, district administrator, or principal who wants to empower your staff to create a culture of innovation.
• You are a school leader—at any level—and want help students and educators become their personal best.
• You are a teacher who wants to create relevant learning experiences and help students develop the skills they need to be successful.
BY Allyson Lewis
With The 7 Minute Solution, you can be a different person tomorrow from the person you are today—more energetic, more resilient, and more positive. A straightforward, inspirational process for getting from where you are to where you want to be, The 7 Minute Solution will help you in your relationships, personal life, career, and health. Allyson Lewis is a renowned time-management expert, productivity speaker, and financial adviser who has spent the last twenty-seven years developing and teaching concrete, actionable business ideas to executives all over the country. Now, in The 7 Minute Solution, she shares these winning techniques and explains how you can apply them to all aspects of life.
Applying proven, practical science, backed up with plenty of real-life human stories, The 7 Minute Solution tackles sometimes overwhelming challenges in manageable chunks. It is a process for creating an open mind-set so that you can respond to opportunities for learning and growing, engaging and giving; a book for businesspeople looking to increase their productivity and effectiveness as well as for anyone looking to deepen and grow personal relationships.
BY Mark Wagner
Our job as educators is no longer to help students memorize a few things they might need someday. Our job is to help students access and use information in ways that are meaningful to them—and to others. This doesn’t mean students don’t need schools or teachers; kids need educators as their guides now more than ever. It does mean the priorities and processes of education must change.
In More Now, EdTechTeam Founder, Mark Wagner, PhD, explores the six essential elements of effective school change: courageous leaders, empowered teachers, student agency, inspiring spaces, robust infrastructure, and engaged communities. You’ll learn from educational leaders, teachers, and technologists how you can make each of these essential elements part of your school or district culture—starting now.
It’s time to “dream out loud” and be “an architect of the possible” in creating the future students need. We can’t afford to wait.
BY Joel Boggess
• How to take control of your schedule and live a life with less chaos and more meaning;
• How to make better decisions for work, home and family, and to be at peace with your life direction;
• How to identify unique gifts and skills that enable you to make a difference in the world.
BY Sue Detweiler
Is it possible to enjoy a strong and healthy marriage—’till death do you part? Yes… with God!
Sharing with honesty and transparency, Sue Detweiler identifies the essential elements of a life-giving marriage.
• Heal the broken places in your marriage
• Strengthen your relationship with your spouse
• Understand God’s plan for your marriage
• Revive your relationship with God’s transformative power
BY Michael Matera
Are you ready to transform your classroom into an experiential work that flourishes on collaboration and creativity? Then set sail with classroom game designer and educator Michael Matera as he reveals the possibilities and power of game-based learning.
In Explore Like a Pirate, Matera serves as your experienced guide to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.
Packed with ideas and examples that can be applied or adapted to any classroom—from badges and points, to mini-games and yearlong adventures—this is a resource you’ll return to again and again.
BY Matt Miller
Are you ready for a change?
You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order.
If that sounds like you, then you’re ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones. Author and teacher, Matt Miller shows you how to choose and incorporate teaching practices that are:
• Different from what students see daily.
• Innovative, drawing on new ideas or modifying others’ ideas.
• Tech-laden with the use of digital sites, tools and devices.
• Creative, tapping into students’ original ideas as well as your own.
• Hands-on, encouraging students to make and try things on their own.
Packed with practical advice, specific recommendations for tools, and the encouragement you need to revolutionize your classes, Ditch That Textbook will inspire you to create relevant teaching that gets student buy-in so they’l enjoy learning.
BY Dan Tricarico
You can thrive in the classroom. All it takes are a few moments of peace and a little focus.
If you’re like many teachers, your day is busy, demanding, even chaotic. But just because you live in a fast-paced, always-on world, doesn’t mean your life has to feel rushed and crazy.
In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom – and in life. As a teacher, you have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. By being at your best – unrushed and fully focused – you ensure that every interaction with your students is beneficial, for them and for you.
If you’re new to the concept of Zen, don’t worry. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice – something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability ability to thrive in the classroom. The Zen Teacher will help you:
• Maximize your performance while lowering your stress.
• Transform your classroom and experience a better quality of life.
• Focus on things that really matter and let go of things you can’t control.
• Find time to take care of yourself, so you can be at your best!
BY Julie Smith
Researchers predict that, in 2015, the average American will spend more than fifteen hours every day listening, reading, clicking, and viewing media. Without question, television, films, radio and music, the Internet, social media, news programs, and books and magazines are part of our daily lives. And while some claim that all of this media consumption is detrimental to society, the truth is it doesn’t have to be.
Times have changed. Technology connects us today in new and exciting ways. We have more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read. And, as Julie Smith explains in Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-In World, with that control comes a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.
Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, Master the Media explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. The point isn’t to get kids to unplug; it’s to help them make informed choices, understand the difference between truth and lies, and discern perception from reality. Critical thinking leads to smarter decisions—and it’s why media literacy can save the world.
BY Don Wettrick
But what if your students came to class excited? What if they were passionate about their projects? What if they grasped the connection between today’s work and tomorrow’s careers? In classrooms across the nation, innovative teachers are employing passion-based, open-source learning to improve their student’s education.
In Pure Genius, Don Wettrick encourages teachers and administrators to collaborate—with experts, students, and one another—to create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning. You’ll discover:
• Innovation brings a fresh approach to solving real problems
• Creative ways to work within the constraints your current budget and system
• Courses that offer relevant content can inspire students to learn beyond the classroom
• Collaborating with experts and mentors improves the learning experience for students and teachers
• Students must be taught and entrusted to appropriately use social media
• Social media is an incredible resource for inspiration and professional development
• Innovation is the key to equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s marketplace.
By incorporating the concepts Don explains in Pure Genius, you can empower the next generation to be free thinkers who can create new concepts and products that can change the way we live.
BY Dave and Shelley Burgess
A is for Anchor, B is for Bungee… and P is for PIRATE! Teaching is an adventure that stretches the imagination and calls for creativity every day! In P is for PIRATE, husband and wife team Dave and Shelley Burgess encourage and inspire educators to make their classrooms fun and exciting places to learn. Tapping into years of personal experience and drawing on the insights of more than 70 educators, the authors offer a wealth of ideas for making learning and teaching more fulfilling than ever before.
BY Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller
One of the most frequent questions educators Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller hear from teachers is: “How can I effectively implement digital tools in my classroom when I don’t fully understand them myself?” It can be challenging to add new technology to the classroom. Figuring out the equipment and software and deciding how to integrate technology into existing lesson plans are just a few of the learning curves teachers face. But adding technology to classrooms isn’t optional; it’s a must if students are going to be well-equipped for the future.
In 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom, Keeler and Miller shorten the learning curve by providing a thorough overview of the Google Classroom App. Part of Google Apps for Education (GAfE), Google Classroom was specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital. Complete with screenshots, 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom provides ideas and step-by-step instruction to help teachers implement this powerful tool.
BY Paul Solarz
Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. These buzz words get a lot of press, but what do they really mean for today’s students? Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Can they actually learn what they need to if they are working together so often? Won’t all this freedom cause chaos in the classroom? Not if you’re teaching them to learn like PIRATES!
• Peer Collaboration builds community and supports teamwork and cooperation.
• Improvement-focused learning challenges students to constantly strive to be their best.
• Responsibility for daily tasks builds ownership in the classroom.
• Active learning turns boring lessons into fun and memorable experiences.
• Twenty-first century skills engage students now and prepare them for their futures.
• Empowerment allows students to become confident risk-takers who make bold decisions.
BY Essie Childers
This book will help you:
- Take personal responsibility for your own actions.
- Eliminate stinkin’ thinkin’ and boost your self-esteem.
- Improve your respect for yourself and others.
- Value being involved in school and community activities.
- Journal your thoughts and map out a plan to succeed now and in the future!
BY Risa Baker
Do you desire to have a closer relationship with Jesus? 31 Questions Jesus Asked will draw you into His presence. Answering these questions will strengthen your faith. Relevant and simple, prayerfully apply these lessons and live them each day to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.
BY Dr. Richard Seymour
Discover a drug-free, nonsurgical CURE for recurring migraines and chronic pain.
For millions of people across the United States—and hundreds of millions worldwide—migraines, tension headaches, and other types of chronic pain and fatigue are part of everyday life. If you’re one of them, you know the life-altering eect this pain has on you, your family, your job—your life.
In Stop the Headache, Dr. Richard Seymour explains the cure for the leading cause of chronic pain and recurring headaches.
During the past 38 years, Dr. Seymour has helped thousands of patients find relief without drugs or surgery while the medical community neglected to examine or refer these patients for help. Get your life back and join the movement to Stop the Headache.
BY Gregg Pechmann
What do you do when you can’t afford your mortgage? Where do you turn when you don’t want to file for bankruptcy but can’t see any other way out of your financial crisis? How do you manage to breathe when your debt is crushing you? Gregg Pechmann answers these questions and many more in Upside Down: How We Survived 7 Short Sales. With his wife, Sharon, Gregg shares a story of determination, hope, and healing. You’ll learn:
- How to fight back financially, even if you’re more than $6 million in real estate debt.
- Why Bankruptcy isn’t the only option.
- Why you must unite as a family
- How to find an awesome real estate agent to help you.
- Who you should have on your team How to dream again!
You can fight the short sale battle and win. Upside Down will show you how. Find free tools and resources at: FightingBackFinancially.com
BY Pam Guyer
If the busy-ness of life has caused you to lose touch with your dreams and purpose, it’s time to jump off the monotonous hamster wheel and start living HIPP: Happy, Inspired, Passionate and Peaceful. Living HIPP by Pam Guyer isn’t about being perfect or adding one more thing to your to-do list. It’s about being real and living life on your terms. You’ll learn:
- How to spend more time doing what you enjoy.
- Why you really don’t have to “do it all.”
- Why it’s important to stand up for yourself and follow your heart.
- How you can make a difference by building up other people.
- How to cast a vision for your life by identifying your true purpose and passions.
You’ll also learn that HIPP isn’t just about you—it’s about how you show up and make a difference in this world. As you read and apply the principles and strategies in Living HIPP, you’ll discover how much richer and fuller life can be when you bring out the HIPP in others.
By Beth Douglass Silcox
Eight-year-old farm boys like Jack dream big. Jack spends summer days sitting on the coal box of Pa’s Advance-Rumely Universal steam engine wishing he was big enough to help thresh wheat. Soon, pictures in Pa’s tractor book have Jack dreaming of a 16-30 Rumely OilPull belted up to an Ideal separator on Pa’s back 40. Before long, Jack comes up with a secret plan to check out a Rumely OilPull. With a little mischief and the help of an unexpected friend, Jack learns a lot about his favorite tractor and becomes a little Rumely man.
BY Mary Mize
When five-year-old Kelly overhears Mom and Dad discussing names for her new baby brother, she offers a solution. It is easy to spell, easy to say and fits him perfectly. So why doesn’t anyone call him by that name? Frustrated, she tries to convince everyone she meets that…His Name Is Ben! Inspired by her own grandchildren,author Mary Mize weaves a delightful tale of a big sister bonding with her new baby brother. Illustrator Suzy Keller brings the characters to life with her attention to detail in every picture. Great reading for any child, and especially for one with a new baby brother or sister.
BY Dennis Brown
Most books on beekeeping focus solely on the mechanics. Dennis Brown’s book is different. He explains the mechanics while sharing his heart for beekeeping. Written the hobby beekeeper as well as the commercial beekeeper, it challenges some of the long-standing techniques for keeping honey bees. The author’s lifelong passion for the practice is what makes this book such an enjoyable read.
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