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How to Use Children’s Literature to Engage Character Education Conversations with Maria Dismondy

August 26, 2021

#121 Today I'm talking with children's author, Maria Dismondy. Maria has published a handful of delightful books that focus on diversity and character education. Learn how a lack of diverse literature inspired Maria to leave the classroom to publish children's books.

We're talking about how you can use literature for creative conversations starters, tips for helping kids navigate anxiety with a new school year, and why we should always encourage curiosity!

(1:33) Learn how Maria decided to transition from teaching to writing children’s books 

(5:33) Here’s why children’s lit is the perfect tool for teaching character education 

(7:20) These are some creative ways to build a life-long love of reading 

(22:22) Check out these tips for helping kids work through pandemic anxiety in the new school year

(37:01) Ever wanted to write and publish a book? Start here!

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