America’s Educational Crossroads: Continue Widening the Achievement Gap or Make a Seismic Shift Forward into the 21st Century

We have witnessed advancements across industries that are currently thriving due to their willingness to invest in innovative changes. Our public education system needs to be on par with the growth achieved by other industries. America’s Educational Crossroads proposes overhauling our current public education system so we can make it a more prosperous educational experience for every student.

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Cultivating Exceptional Classrooms: Unmasking Missing Links to Achieve Quality Education

Reversing the recent trend of teachers leavingor contemplating leavingthe profession will take a different form of resources to convince them their concerns have finally been heard.  The plight of all teachers feeling overwhelmed while aspiring to do their job at the highest level can no longer be ignored. Cultivating Exceptional Classrooms reveals measures that can be taken to stem and reverse the cycle of early departures from our classrooms.  Installing teacher-centered professional development resources consisting of highly skilled and qualified specialists to help teachers advance along their professional learning curve will improve learning outcomes for students and help schools retain the services of their most valued resources in classrooms.

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Changing Misconceptions About the Principal’s Office: A Lifeline for Teachers When the Cavalry Of Support Doesn’t Arrive

Changing Misconceptions about the Principal’s Office provides resourceful ideas, strategies, and tools to help novice and seasoned teachers become self-reliant in effectively managing the social and instructional responsibilities within their classrooms. No need to always rely on others who reside on the other side of the principal’s door. In fact, principals tend to be unenthusiastic about intervening. First-year teachers have the false impression that principals can draw from various strategic-intervention models in their arsenal of experiences with resolving behavioral issues. However, trainings in prevention, de-escalation, and intervention techniques are in short supply for their school leaders too. Changing Misconceptions is also a useful resource for school leaders who face circumstances similar to those of their teachers. They too have requested assistance from their district leaders, but discovered the support they were promised either arrived too lateor was ill-suited to deal with the challenges they faced.

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PIND Publishing

Welcome to Julie’s new publishing company and creative journey, Pivot In New Directions (PIND)!
PIND represents Julie’s departure from being perceived as a one-dimensional writer of educational topics, exemplifying her belief that when opportunities to explore other interests occur, we should embrace them.
What’s in store for visitors on the PIND Page…

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2024 Calendar –In Calm Moments
This calendar is the first of several projects visually representing Julie’s insightful thoughts and transformative messages. In Calm Moments was inspired by images Julie encountered through a random search when her calendar was just a concept. Used with permission, these stunning photos paired with Julie’s mindful observations induce inner calm and celebrate natural beauty.
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Great Reads

Wait…Who Got Goosed? (release date September 1)
Julie’s contemporary homage to the classic Mother Goose Rhymes will appeal to readers of all ages.
Wait…Who Got Goosed? Companion Activity Book for Budding Young Poets, Math Wizards and Artists (release date: September 1)
Engaging educational activities designed to make learning a fun experience. Laughing out loud is absolutely permitted

Future Great Reads

Wait…Who Got Goosed? Volumes 2 and 3

Oh Dear! I Keep Spilling My Thoughts
The Constraints of Living Inside Any Box, but Especially Someone Else’s
Schoolgirl selecting book from book shelf in library

Other Fun Merchandise Coming Soon

Continue to check the PIND Page for exciting updates and posts of future items available.