As a mother, grandmother, and retired kindergarten teacher, I've always loved reading books. I found many books didn't involve the children’s interaction in the stories so I decided to write my own. What fun I've had keeping the wonder of a child's imagination when reading my books.
I see my teaching style as a demonstrator or personal model. I tend to run teacher-centered classes with an emphasis on demonstration and modeling. As a role model, I believe in demonstrating skills and processes and then as a coach and a guide, help students develop and apply these skills and knowledge. Each student needs to exhibit abilities in properly completing the assigned task or find the problem solution by using demonstrated methods. I encourage students to use their listening skills and ask for help when they don't understand something. These are teachable life long skills.
GPA 4.5; Honor graduate
I have an A.S. in CIS, B.S in Business Management, Duke Professional Certification in Technical Communication and multiple writing certifications, including best selling author James Patterson’s Master Writing class. I'm a member of the Holly Springs Writers Guild, Triangle Writers Guild, North Carolina Writers Network, Society of Technical Writers, and NAEYC.
I've been writing since I was in the third grade, including a play about Pocahontas performed by third graders and documented by a local Virginia newspaper. I've authored poems, children's books and fiction romance mysteries. Writing is my passion and my therapy. Multiple Sclerosis limits my physical activity but I can do anything on the written page! I believe education is important for life skills but doesn't always fulfill one's life passions. I'd like to encourage everyone to pursue their heart felt passion along with their education. Having life skills and life passions creates a fulfilling life style! www.ebwillis.com