Meet new member Mary R. Massey, Ed.D., author of the SMART Parts Series
Mary R. Massey, Ed.D.
Life-long learner who is passionate about the education and welfare of young children
I am a life-long learner who is passionate about the education and welfare of young children. I believe all children are SMART in their own special way. My experiences as a public school music teacher, school administrator, and college professor have given me invaluable insight into teaching and learning strategies/techniques with children of all ages and abilities. My extensive research of Dr. Howard Gardner?s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) has enlightened my perspective regarding instruction and broadened my view of all learners.
My goal in writing my SMART Parts series is to provide children with books they can read (or have read to them) that reinforce in their minds they are SMART in their own special way, thus providing a firm foundation upon which to continue their educational journey. As children learn about their ?SMART parts?, they are fortified in their sense of self by better understanding their strengths, valuing the strengths of others, and discovering how to work together to grow and learn.
I enjoy traveling the country, speaking at Early Childhood Conferences, conducting MI workshops, and providing Professional Development Training for teachers. I?m thrilled news of my books is as far-reaching as the UK, India, and Finland and look forward to further collaboration with these educators.
I live in Tallahassee, FL with my husband of 39 years, George. We have two adult children, William (wife, Natalie) and Alexandra, and two adorable grandpuppies, Macallan and Sadie Mae, all of whom are very SMART!
Ellie Rae Discovers Eight Ways to be SMART
A book about Howard Gardner?s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Ellie Rae Discovers Eight Ways to be SMART is a rhyming children?s book that introduces young children and adults to Dr. Howard Gardner?s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). In this early childhood story, Ellie Rae observes her friends at play and discovers something very special about each one. This is the first in the SMART Parts children?s book series about MI, written to help strengthen the sense of self in young children and provide a firm foundation upon which to grow and learn.
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