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Nathan Levy

Nathan Levy, the well-known author of ‘Stories with Holes,’ etc. is a member of our group.  We offer text resources as well as school, conference, and convention workshops, regarding education practices and strategies. 

Nathan S. Levy is a sought after author and international public speaker. Drawing on his experiences as a dynamic New York City teacher, successful school principal in rural Connecticut and suburban New Jersey, district gifted

coordinator, author of over 50 books, Mr. Levy makes audiences laugh, applaud and pay extreme attention when he speaks about improving the thinking, learning and communication skills of adults and children. His 20 volume Stories With Holes series and 6 volume Intriguing Questions series are used by children and adults alike all over the world. 

When consulting to parent and/or professional educator groups Mr. Levy pulls practical activities from his 4 book Not Just Schoolwork series, his 6 book Whose Clues series and 2 book Thinking and Writing Activities for the Brain series to help participants leave with specific strategies for helping children become successful writers, thinkers and learners.
 

Currently Nathan continues to be very much involved as an author, public speaker and mentor to people starting out in business and/or trying to become more effective as school and district administrators. Nathan has substituted his desires to be a professional basketball or football player with the desire to help make the world a better and more literate place.

Paul Totah

Paul Totah serves as director of communications at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he taught English for 25 years. After working as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, he earned his master’s degree in English at San Frnacisco State Univeristy. He is the author of  Charting a New Course: Reinventing High School Classes for the New Millennium (Information Age), The Gospel of Everyone: A Poetic Retelling of the Gospel of Luke (Wipf and Stock), The San Francisco Fair: Treasure Island 1939–1940 (Scottwall Associates) and Spiritus Magis: 150 Years of St. Ignatius College Preparatory. He has served as editor of his school’s alumni magazine, Genesis, since 1987 and has had his poetry and prose printed in such journals as Isotope, Mission Magazine, Company Magazine, Catholic San Francisco and Santa Clara University’s alumni magazine. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Pacifica and are the parents of Michael and Lauren, both SI 

graduates. He is available to speak about the ideas represented in Charting a New Course. He hopes to encourage teachers and administrators to move beyond traditional course structures and to ask them to consider designing experiential curriculum that is interdisciplinary and focused on solving real world problems. He and his co-author, Eric E. Castro, have collected data from more than 30 teachers around the country who have enjoyed success with courses that reflect these parameters. You can reach him at ptotah@siprep.org and learn more about his work at www.paultotah.comLearn more about his book here. http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Charting-a-New-Course

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