Interview with Elementary Media Specialist, STEM Teacher and Children's Book Author, Cathy Breisacher
Welcome back for the fourth episode of Chalk and Ink, the podcast for teachers who write and writers who teach. Meet elementary media specialist, STEM teacher and children's book author, Cathy Breisacher. Cathy is the author of Cavekid Birthday as well as Chip and Curly.
In this episode, Cathy talks about starting online critque groups for students, cataloging her students books in her library and the opportunities for educators to have life-altering interactions with students.
During our chat we talk about Tara Lazar's STORYSTORM post that features Cathy. Also, be sure to check out Critter Lit's interview that features Cathy.
According to Cathy, every elementary classroom should have the following books:
Social Emotional Learning Books to Increase Empathy:
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
The Invisible Boy by Turdy Ludwig
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds*
*Cathy highly recommends Aaron Reynolds author visits.
Problem Solving Books:
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
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