I am the author of Teach Your Kids to Think: Simple Tools You Can Use Every Day, parent involvement expert, educator, and mother. Parents deserve the opportunity to know the core of what our best teachers and researchers know about learning. My aim is to help parents, educators, and organizations build and nurture learning environments that prepare today's kids for their 21st century adult lives. Friendly, high-quality, research-based support for next generation learning- that's what I'm about.
I went to school for a long time - undergrad at the University of Virginia (Go Hoos!), teaching degree at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan.
Working with parents and other educators has allowed me to contribute and stretch as a member of dynamic, thought-provoking groups. I have directed an alternative certification program for teachers; provided professional development for parents, teachers and administrators; served as a consultant to schools and school districts; contributed to a project on digital games; and helped found ParentSquare, an online communication system for schools and their families.
I love living in Santa Barbara, California, with my husband, two boisterous boys, and a bit of dust.
Best to you and yours!
- Maria Chesley Fisk