1. Growing Your Writing Wings  (Years 4-6) (1 hr)

  • Introduction to the author ‘Steve Heron’
  • An emotional literary escapade based on the book ‘MAXIMUS’.
  • Helping middle-grade children not be alone with their feelings.
  • Exploring emotions through descriptive writing.

 Sometimes you need a special friend to give you wings …

2. Stuff Sucks – Conquering the Unvanquished Truths

(Years 4-6) (1 hr)

  • A short exploration of ‘Freak the Mighty’ – by Rodman Philbrick.
  • Readings and references from ‘MAXIMUS’.
  • Expressing the tough stuff through writing.
  • Journaling, poetry and conquering the unvanquished truths.

3. Don’t Press My Buttons

(Years 1-3) (1 hour) – or expanded 2 hr workshopBranson web

An investigation of feelings based on the (yet to be published) book ‘Don’t Press My Buttons’.

  • Problems occur when Branson lets others press his buttons.
  • One day he discovers his BREATHE button and decides to be the boss of his feelings.
  • Explores the principles of emotional intelligence, body language and self-regulation.
  • These concepts are crafted in a fun way that children can embrace. Includes singing, writing, and button pressing.

4. Balancing the Power – PD for School Staff and Conference Speaker

(1 hour) (Parent workshop – 1.5 for parents)

  • A resilient child is a positive learner.
  • A presentation on antibullying, relationships, conflict resolution and resilience, with references to Maximus
  • Helping schools/classes develop a culture of respect and social/emotional wellbeing.

Please contact me for packages and author fees schedule

  • Contact Steve to make a booking: CONTACT LINK
  • Fees based on ASA (Australian Association of Authors) schedule.
  • Member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), CBCA and ASA
  • Working With Children Check No: 115445
  • ABN 54 701 702 317
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