to co-author several projects for children
LOOKING FOR A CHILDREN'S WRITER as co-author, to develop a version of my book, Beyond Teaching And Learning, for use with teens and perhaps younger. Also for either of two other projects for children, especially for very young children, as cited below. I have some reason to believe that co-authoring such a project could be rewarding on several levels, including materially. Please reply by email to Win Wenger.
SEVEN GREAT WAYS TO PERFORM BETTER
IN SCHOOL AND BEYOND
A. Incidentals (little specific tricks like "Radar Dish," the ear curling, flick-gazing wakeup of the senses, image-reinforced effort, etc.). Here, as in Borrowed Genius, we might broaden our appeal with reference to improving performance in sports as well as in the arts and academics.It will be a real challenge to translate both content/explanation/context and the exercises themselves to child-level forms. I've made a start on translation of procedure, such as in Borrowed Genius, going from the classic "head of the genius" form to the World Next Door procedure in Winsights No. 20. Jerome Bruner's dictum: "any idea can be taught in intellectually respectable form to any child at any age or level of development, provided that you do so in his own conceptual vocabulary."
Nearly everything cited is also in the book, Beyond Teaching And Learning, an unbound copy of which I will ship, along with several specific papers, to work from, to whoever contracts to undertake such a project of co-authoring with me what should become a very popular work. Because the schools are so visibly resistant to improvements, this could circulate as a "guerrilla" piece; if we don't burn bridges doing so, we can also get some help from enlightened interests within the schools.
I also seek a co-author for young children's books on two other projects:
Some basic elements of general systems theory. Understanding those basics provides core understandings in every other subject and specialty, enabling them to intuit their way through whatever they encounter, and so should be part of every child's structure from as early in their educational experience as possible. I have two short primers on a somewhat idiosyncratic version of general systems theory, but definitely not in a form intelligible to children.These books should exist in two forms: a carry-around conventional printed book, and a coded-entry online book. A number of possible options for publication appear to be open. Market for these works, especially the first project above, should be extensive, especially in these next few years where concern over the schools can only increase very strongly. There are but very few ways to do more good for more human beings than to bring a project like one of these to fruition.
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