SPEAKING AT ROTARY
Now that I've delivered our 3 new solutions to the publishing arm of Brainsarefun, I've decided to take some time away from the computer and do a little public speaking. So, this morning I was off to my Rotary club to speak about how parents and grandparents can help provide kids with reading success. I began with the good news that our kids are plenty smart. Brains are not the problem. I emphasized three observations about any class of mine your should happen to attend:
- Contrary to popular wisdom, I believe there are many "stoopid" questions. For instance, questions that take everyone off task. Therefor, if you have a question, "Write it down and pass it to me." I'll get back to you.
- Cooperation must be established before instruction. Therefor, the first thing I had everyone do was touch their nose, on signal, as a demonstration of "cooperation."
- Then I went on to discuss the value of reading aloud to kids until they turn 16. I explained why it's important for YOU to do all the reading.
As I have learned from my tutelage with TED Talks, I limited my presentation to 10 minutes. I spent the rest of my 30-minute allotment answering questions that were passed forward from the audience.
We had a lot of fun.
Thanks for all you do to teach kids to succeed with reading and math. Let me know how I can help.
* We know that some people don't have $24.95 right now to purchase Brainsarefun solutions, but still need reading success with their kids this summer. If you need any of our solutions email me and I'll send them to you for free: email@example.com. I love to send stuff out for free. I love it when people buy our product. Either way kids win. Just let me know what works best for you. Thanks.
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