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

Congratulations, Graduate . . . Now What? is available at the following booksellers:

Can I Be in Your Class? is available internationally, including through these booksellers:

The Social Studies Helper is available worldwide, including the following booksellers:

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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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When graduation and its celebrations are over, the real question is this: Now what? While some people have it all figured out, what happens when life doesn’t unfold as you planned? How do you turn things around to create a life that fulfills you individually? And if you have no idea what to do next, where do you begin? It can all be overwhelming.

Congratulations, Graduate . . . Now What? provides that needed help along with a good deal of encouragement along the way. Offering real-life scenarios at the start of each chapter, this book provides concrete steps to determine the best course for your life. The reflection questions that conclude each chapter enable you to apply the chapter’s suggestions to your own life, personalizing it to help you form an individualized plan of action. In the end, you'll have plans and goals just for you, ways to fix mistakes, and the means to a fulfilling life and peace with God.

Congratulations, graduate! Whether you graduated recently or quite a while ago, now you have the help you need to figure out your future and to create the life you’ve always wanted.

When a student asks, “Can I be in your class?” it’s one of the highest compliments a teacher can receive. It often means the student has heard good things about the learning that takes place in that teacher’s classroom and wants to be part of it. Other times, it means the student simply wants to escape the boredom of his current class. Either way, that student is looking for an engaging and relevant learning experience. They've figured out that education is supposed to be fun. Why else would anyone be interested in it?

That’s why Can I Be in Your Class? focuses on ways to engage students’ minds, to make learning fun and relevant to them, to reform education while transforming the way students view learning. Equally important, these tips and techniques augment student achievement as well.

Each chapter highlights a different educational area and opens with an anecdote to illustrate that point. A worksheet of self-assessment exercises concludes each chapter, guiding teachers to individualize the suggested improvements and implement them in their classrooms.

Designed to support both the novice and veteran educator, the best practices offered in this book help teachers to make education a dynamic experience that addresses the whole child and boosts academic progress. In short, this book makes education fun. As a result, more students will ask, “Can I be in your class?”

With the current focus on standardized exams, it can be a challenge to keep secondary students engaged and motivated. The Social Studies Helper meets that challenge with creative assignments that spark student interest while simultaneously building skills students need for standardized exams. Offering step-by-step procedures, this standards-based resource easily integrates technology with social studies content while enhancing lessons teachers already have.

Based on the upper levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, this book covers each of the traditionally required social studies courses and a few electives. Each assignment is labeled to indicate whether it’s for groups or individual, and also to indicate whether the assignment is motivating, which begins a lesson or unit; building, which links concepts; or culminating, which enables teachers to assess learning outcomes. Student handouts and rubrics are included as well.

With activities and projects ready for use, creating them need no longer be on teachers' “to do” lists!