Welcome Educators and Parents!
Supporting your efforts to facilitate intellectual and personal growth in young people is a vital part of Ben's mission as an author and speaker. Your dedication as an educator or parent makes the difference in kids' lives, so we endeavor to provide you with resources that will assist you in making the most of the time spent reading any of Ben's books.
Educator resources for Ben Mikaelsen's books, including Touching Spirit Bear, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Rescue Josh McGuire and many more have been kindly provided by diverse teachers and organizations. We are so appreciative to them for their contribution and welcome any teacher with support lesson plans to submit them for review and inclusion in this site. Contact Ben today!
Each book detail page on this site has links to story setting maps and location facts with imagery. In addition, each book has a research and author Q&A page to assist you in making the most of reading each book.
Ben also has a DVD series with key presentations that support themes in his books and that inspire the young author in all of us. Better yet, Ben is available to present via a video conference to your school or organization. Ben's anti-bully presentation is powerful and actually impacts thinking and behavior for real results. This, coupled with reading "Touching Spirit Bear" has opened the door to healing and change for many students.