Dr. Wendy Muhlhauser-Tingblad a.k.a SissyMarySue has her Doctorate in Education and an MA in Human Development.
All youth should be represented in the books they read, in media and technology. They deserve to be fully represented and empowered. I focus on literacy, language development, reading readiness, social-emotional growth (especially EMPATHY & UNITY), critical thinking and global themes. I provide virtual author interactions, in person readings speeches and teacher training. I am encouraged to have wonderful collaborations. My books are endorsed by Cheetah Conservation Fund, International Elephant Foundation and H2O For Life.
AWARD WINNING (Globally Mindful, MOM'S CHOICE) & FIVE STAR "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" has a critical thinking page-with the suggestion to teach it using drama/play for learning with examples. A page is devoted to the Barabaig Tribe's culture too. Conservation and Clean water are offered as ways to apply empathy. I taught from this book long before it was published since I sought to make certain the concepts and ideas were effective with students. It provided best practices to share with educators in how to maximize the learning potential of the book,
MOM'S CHOICE AWARDED, FIVE STAR- "EMPATHY AIRLINES-Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" Book #2 (Black female pilot and Asian male co-pilot). This is a NEW PROGRAM!
EXCITED TO SHARE----UPDATES!
Next will come book #3 "Tristy Sparkles" (Black female teacher & beautifully diverse/inclusive classroom). Books #2 and #3 illustrated by Minneapolis College of Art and Design interns.
Book #4 Dunnigan Bower is in the illustration phase of development.
(a beloved Black male teacher, with a beautifully diverse/inclusive classroom). It is again being illustrated by a Minneapolis College of Art and Design intern. https://www.sissymarysue.org
I am an Author, with an Ed.D (Doctorate in Education) in Leadership for Change with a concentration in Media, Technology and Innovation. I am a Marie Fielding Fellow, lifelong Minnesota educator, lyricist, and playwright. I utilize a variety of modalities to encourage social and ecological justice through story, by the exposure to empathy and Multiculturalism. I was blown away by the talent and dedication (this was focus on cause- clean water!) of the young people in the first production of "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope
" as a MUSICAL PLAY November 2018.
It was Directed by Carrie Carlson- with Children's' Performing Arts Hanifl Performing Arts Center-White Bear Lake, Minnesota.. The second production was April 2019 by the same team to support Birch Lake Elementary Grant they received. 40 3rd -5th graders, in the cast as compared to the cast of 20, 5-15 year old's previously, were also tremendous! We have an Album out of songs from books/plays! Info on home page...www.sissymarysue.org
I originated a play/drama for learning technique in my previous education business- Jelly Beans Creative Learning. I apply my experience in having trained teachers. I developed my knowledge base from having taught multi-city programming and provided in school projects. I was an Adjunct Faculty for the Graduate School of Education- Hamline University with my technique. Foreign language & diversity are still a focus. I share messages of our connection as the human family, our world community.
AWARD WINNING (Globally Mindful) & FIVE STAR "Jelly Beans the