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In the Media - Educating America


Read what Angela Watson has to say about Educating America


Angela Watson, from The Cornerstone, featured Educating America in her website article Volunteers and Aides. Here is an excerpt of what she had to say:


One of the most remarkable things about this book is that its advice applies equally well to teachers, parents, volunteers, para-professionals, and other classroom assistants (the first part of the book contains more general strategies, with separate chapters written “mostly” for each type of classroom worker.) Educating America tackles tricky topics from setting expectations to monitoring student progress. The advice goes far beyond common sense stuff and provides genuinely useful tips that you can tell are effective in real classrooms.


You can read the full article here.


September 7, 2011

Creative Child magazine has awarded Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms it's 2011Preferred Choice Award in the category of Teaching Aids. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Press Releases



Local Author Launches Guide on Volunteerism:

Ideas to Insure No Child is Left Behind

EDMONDS, Washington -- August 30, 2011-- Paddy Eger invites educators, school volunteers and interested community members to the launch of her book. Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms is written as a guide for adults working with students.

This celebration of volunteerism on Friday, Sept.16 runs from 4:30-7:00 at Maplewood K-8 School. The address: 8500 200th St SW in Edmonds. Attendees are invited meet the author, talk with educators and volunteers as well as purchase the book.  Light refreshments will be served.

Reduced funding, increased class size and testing are today's big issues in education. When volunteers step up and step into classrooms, they support teachers and students while off-setting the issues. The book provides numerous easy-to-use strategies to enhance volunteers time with students.


Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms is available at the book launch, in bookstores, online and through www.paddyeger.com.


An electronic press kit is available at www.paddyeger.com

Permission to reprint:

Journalists, newsletters publishers, bloggers and others: you may reprint any 10 tips of your choice from the book as long as you include ordering information. Email me at www.paddyeger.com for further queries or information.