Charles Ames Fischer

Teacher Author Consultant Mentor


"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but, if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." ~ Clay P. Bedford

Time To Teach!

Time To Teach! 

I am a certified national trainer for the Time To Teach! systematic behavior management program. Learn more about this amazing system by visiting the website. This program is the real deal. If you're having behavior issues on a regular basis, if your school has a steady stream of office referrals, then you must contact me for more information on the program.

Great People to Know

Candi Cosgrove / Creating Connections

By using movement to expand the potential of children, Candi Cosgrove creates connections that are designed to expand unlimited potential by learning through movement. Candi uses Brain Gym and Bal-A-Vis-X to help students with motivation, relaxation, and thinking skills.

Susan Midlarsky

Susan has a great many talents in many areas, but her specialties are math with meaning, Singapore math, and using technology in education. She participated for years in National Novel Writing Month and recently published a book. She has a new program for teachers where she trains them on how to implement the Young Writers' Program.

Selected Bibliography

Mortimer Adler. (1982). The Paideia Proposal. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company.

Thomas Armstrong. (2000). Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

Bassham, Irwin, Nardone & Wallace. (2008). Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 

Ball & Brewer. (2000). Socratic Seminars in the Block. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, Inc. 

Edward deBono. (1985). Six Thinking Hats. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Matt Copeland. (2005). Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High School.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 

Donald Egolf. (2001). Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing: Successful Communications in Groups and Teams. Lincoln, NE: Writers Club Press.

Howard Gardner. (1999). Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century. New York: BasicBooks. 

Richard Louv. (2005). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books. 

Guy Murchie. (1999). The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration of Science and Philosophy. New York: Houghton Mifflin. 

Optiz and Zbaracki. (2004). Listen Hear! 25 Effective Listening Comprehension Strategies. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 

Postman & Weingartner. (1969). Teaching as a Subversive Activity. New York: Dell Publishing.  

Elizabeth Shaunessy. (2005). Questioning Strategies for Teaching the Gifted. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, Inc.

Starnes & Carone. (1999). From Thinking to Doing: Constructing a Framework to Teach Mandates Through Experience-Based Learning. Mountain City, GA: The Foxfire Fund, Inc. 

Michael Strong. (1997). The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice. Chapel Hill, NC: New View Publications. 

Carol Ann Tomlinson. (2005). The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Wiggins and McTighe. (2005). Understanding By Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

Young and Haas. (2008). Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature for Kids of all Ages and Their Mentors. Shelton, WA: OWLink Media.