School Presentations and Visits


1. Wings – Growing YourWriting Wings (10-12 year-olds) (1 – 1.5 hr)

    • An emotional literary escapade based on the book ‘MAXIMUS’.
    • A presentation that will assure middle-grade children that they are not alone with their feelings, aiding them to explore the tough stuff in their life through writing.
    • Descriptive writing, journaling and conquering the unvanquished truths.

Sometimes you need a special friend to give you wings …

Will an encounter with a surprising new feathered friend and the reliability of old ones help Mitch get his mojo back?

2. Don’t Press My Buttons (7 to 9 year-olds) (1 hour)Branson web

– A journey through feelings based on the (yet to be published) book ‘Don’t Press My Buttons’. Branson is born with one button but soon grows more.

  • Problems occur when Branson lets others press his buttons.
  • One day he decides to be the boss of his own feelings and master of his own buttons.
  • This presentation explores significant principles of emotional intelligence, body language and self-regulation.
  • The presentation takes these concepts and crafts them in a fun way that children can embrace. Includes singing, writing, and button pressing.

3. Balancing the Power – PD for School Staff and Conference Speaker (1 hour)

  • A resilient child is a positive learner.
  • A presentation on antibullying, relationships, conflict resolution and resilience.
  • Helping schools/classes develop a culture of respect and social/emotional wellbeing.
  • (The same presentation is adapted for parent workshops 1.5 hrs)


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