You can also see what I am up to at jeremycolebooks.com. I have 20 years of teaching experience in elementary education. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I have a type A personality when it comes to time management, organization, and discipline in the classroom. I am eager to share my ideas with the Teachers pay Teachers community. My primary goals to becoming part of Teachers pay Teachers are: 1) Share what I know to help others, inspiring kids to read, write, and illustrate. 2) To become Debt Free! 3) To help with the fundraising towards my mother in law's liver translant as a result of cancer.
I love teaching and believe that it is my calling, not my job. I love to teach with "hands on" practices that have a discovery approach. I love it when students learn and dicscover things own their own, sharing their newly discovered ideas with the class.
Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America Leader in the Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts Medal of Merit for Saving a Life Author and Illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Ug! - One of the top 100 Best Selling Children's e-books in Barnes and Noble in the Month of January 2012
I attended the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. I earned a Bachelor in Elementary Education with a concentration in Middle School Mathematics. I also hold a MA in Educational Leadership and a Specialist Degree in Administration Supervision from the State University of West Georgia. I began my 20 years of teaching in Baltimore, Maryland and have taught for the last 17 years in Paulding County, Georgia. Teaching elementary students keeps me young. You have to be up on the latest technology and current trends.
Biography Segment Taken from jeremycolebooks.com Author and illustrator Jeremy Cole knows the struggle children have today with reading, as he himself struggled as a child with reading. Cole grew up in Circleville, Ohio. He attended the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. There he earned a Bachelor in Elementary Education with a concentration in Middle School Mathematics. He also holds a MA in Educational Leadership and a Specialist Degree in Administration Supervision. Cole began his 20 years of teaching in Baltimore, Maryland and has currently taught for the last 17 years in Paulding County, Georgia. “Teaching elementary students keeps me young. You have to be up on the latest technology and current trends,” said Cole. Cole enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. They often times seem to be his inspiration for his next idea, character or story line. They are very proud of his accomplishments. In third grade, Cole thought he’d be a chef, a forest ranger or a race car driver. As time went on, Cole discovered he had a natural talent to draw along with his ability to tell a story and thus Jeremy Cole Books was born. Throughout his life, he has admired his Scoutmaster James Heacock from Troop 52 in Circleville, Ohio. “Through his guidance he helped shape me into who I am today. He helped me realize the potential I had to teach and teaching led me to writing children’s books,” said Cole. Cole first created Ug in 2002 and published it in 2005. By January 2011, The Boy Who Cried Ug was published as an e-book. In the first year on the market, he sold over 12,000 e-book copies and 5,000 paperbacks. After one year of publishing Jeremy is now considered a "Best Selling Author and Ilustrator" of NookBooks through Barnes and Noble. During the 2011 year The Boy Who Cried Ug! was #1 on the Nook Lending list, and ranked in the top 3,000 NookBooks out of more than 350,000 e-books. Jeremy's first book was ranked in the top 25 best e-books for children age 6-8 for 2011, competing with titles by Mary Pope Osborne and even some of the best selling Disney titles. Jeremycolebooks.com has had over 4,000 visitors and has developed a "fan" base. Be sure to try The Boy Who Cried Ug! Deluxe Edition (still just 99c cents) which features links to this website, YouTube videos, and a great "Read To" feature. Cole hopes his readers will read his books over and over. He hopes they are inspired to use their own creativity to write their own stories too. Cole plans to continue to publish more exciting adventurous books for children. He has created an on-line community in which kids can watch interactive videos, download activities and play games at jeremycolebooks.com. He also plans to develop teaching resources that meet the demands left in gaps of today’s teaching resources.
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