Becoming The Author of Your Life
By recounting his own struggles to become a writer, author Ben Mikaelsen empowers students to realize their own potential. Ben teaches us that we are all authors, not only of words on a page but also of our lives, our ultimate story.
Part 1– 40 Minutes / Part 2– 38 Minutes plus additional bonus features
How To Tell A Story
...That Will Scare Ben’s Socks and Shoes Off!
This presentation is lively and interactive. Through play-acting and slides, Ben shares his adventures of raising his bear named Buffy and teaches children how to tell their own stories. Join Ben for a fun hour and help scare his socks and shoes off!
54 Minutes plus additional bonus features
Positive Teaching Methods
Positive Teaching Methods...Working With At-Risk Students (Adult Workshop)
Growing up in South American boarding schools has given Ben first hand experience with educational systems where rote knowledge and absolute discipline were revered. Thirty years of escaping the attitudes and limitations instilled during this rigid period gave Ben a new perspective on education. His insights will help teachers and librarians to better understand the needs of their At-Risk students.
Finding the “Heart of a Story”
Ben tells of the challenges he has faced in creating his books. His stories and a slide presentation allow a wonderful view inside Ben’s research as he tries to uncover the emotions that bring the heart to each story. These experiences include raising a 750-pound black bear, flying to the North Pole, living with the homeless, working with dolphins, attending Space Camp, going undercover with drug enforcement agents and living with the Maasai in Africa.
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