Denise Fawcett Facey

At its best, education broadens the way students view the world and their place in it.

Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child

These are a few of my favorite things...

Autumn leaves . . .

A lit fireplace on a cool day . . .

Jazz music . . .

Tea parties!

New York City . . .

Broadway shows . . .

Twizzlers. . . pure comfort food!





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Figuring out what to do with your life after graduation can be difficult. This book offers answers and encouragement.
Techniques for teachers who want to engage students and make education relevant and fun
High School Social Studies activities and projects that make learning enjoyable and test-taking easier

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About Denise

Education is my idea of a good time. Not the boring kind, focused on staying in your seat, being quiet and regurgitating facts. No wonder students say school is boring!

No, I'm talking about learning that addresses the whole child, that intrigues, engages and challenges students so much that it awakens a thirst for more knowledge and evokes a sense of pride when they meet the challenge. Throw in creative thinking, a good deal of animated discussion and a dollop of excitement, and you've pretty much got my recipe for education. That's also what my books are all about.

Since my interests are varied, I write on a range of other topics as well, from Christian Living to home décor. And simply because I derive as much pleasure from reading as writing, I’ve combined the two in reviews of books I've enjoyed, which are published on another website. You’ll find links to all of these as you browse here.

Some of my other favorite pursuits and pleasures are listed to your left. Just a slice of a rather extensive list, they're an eclectic mixture that's pretty much "me."

I’m a native New Yorker, transplanted in metro Atlanta for nearly two decades. And for now, I’ll keep writing. In between, I'll set aside time to spend with my husband, work in the garden, take in the theater, read, do Zumba, maybe get back to gourmet cooking (see, I told you it was a long list!) . . . and savor a richly blessed life.