Hello, it’s nice to meet you! I’m Suzanne Lyons, co-author of a science textbook sold internationally—Conceptual Integrated Science. Besides that, I have been a writer and development editor for all the major educational publishers. I hold a California teaching credential and two Masters degrees (Earth Science and Education…my Bachelor’s is in Physics). My life's work is creating materials for teachers. I am thrilled to be Independent now, publishing innovative materials, and interfacing directly with other teachers. My specialty areas are science (all levels), holistic education, and social and emotional learning (especially cooperative games). One of the educational projects I am passionate about is CooperativeGames.com, which I founded in 2009. I am a big believer in the power of combining heart and mind toward education that uplifts, informs, and transforms. I create science and SEL materials for all age levels that reflect this philosophy. I do professional development for teachers as well.
I am all about fun and innovative learning! I teach science and social and emotional learning, never forgetting that meaningful learning engages each student as a whole person--hand, heart, and mind.
Presenter at NSTA annual meeting; Presenter at Alternative Education Resource Organization Conferences; Author of internationally selling text Conceptual Integrated Science .
MA Education Stanford University; MA Earth Science Cal State Sacramento; BA physics UC Berkeley; valid California teaching credential
I am an experienced classroom teacher, teacher educator, and author. I create innovate materials for students at all age levels from Pre-K to undergraduate University level. My products are published by major publishers from Pearson to McGraw-Hill, but my newest products are independently produced and sold directly to teachers.