School and Library Visits

visits2I continue to advocate on behalf of children to enrich their educational lives.

I am available for school and library visits. In addition to a book reading, I develop a lesson(s) geared to the age and ability levels of the students. My lessons incorporate the educational and social-emotional values that enrich student performance. Please visit my website for information about my picture book, at and see how I align my lessons with the Common Core Standards and the STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math). My goal is to engage all ages and ability levels.

Social Media, Speaking, and Consulting

visits1You can connect with me through my Maxwell Facebook page, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

My BLOG includes articles and videos from other informational and research-based sites, such as Edutopia and Education World. All of my posts will discuss the progressive side of education and best practices. Some of the material capitalizes on the necessity to direct the classroom culture toward project-based learning, incorporating STEAM and Howard Gardner’s Eight (Nine) Intelligences.

Speaking engagements and consultations highlight the above mentioned, along with how to use literature to engage student learning and encourage the development of an integrated curriculum. Multi-disciplinary unit instruction aligning all subject areas, from core to encore is featured, as well. Promoting lessons using the Common Core proponents are included on my webpage. Another key component to my visits is how to differentiate, in order to reach all students at all ability and motivational levels.

I am able to fulfill to the requests for each individual institution and gear my speaking engagements toward an essential question(s). You can email me at