FableVision Creative Educator Spotlight - Suzy Brooks

For this week's teacher spotlight, we salute Suzy Brooks who has twelve years of experience teaching 4th grade at Muleen-Hall School in Falmouth, MA.  She is a big supporter of FableVision Learning and uses three of our learning tools in her classroom: Stationery Studio, Big Screen Books, and Mapping the World by Heart.  When asked how these tools impact her classroom, Suzy replied:

"I use Stationery Studio every day as a tool for me as well as a tool for students. I share it with teachers in all of my professional development presentations, and I even have teachers ask about it when we are at the copy machine. The themes match what we are teaching in the classroom and breathe life into our finished products. The students love the artwork and have learned how to enhance their letters and reports through the use of student-created art and borders. I also love sharing the products we create as images on our classroom blog. 

Each year my students love making their mark on Dot Day. We use Big Screen Books to share The Dot as a class and talk about how we can each make a difference in the world. Students create their own dots to hang in the classroom for the whole year as a reminder of their power to help others."

Thanks Suzy for your creativity, hard work and determination!

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MAX'S TOOLBOX: ReTOOLed and Better than Ever!

Max and Maxine are BACK, and they're ready to help your students “show what they know" with an even better version of MAX'S TOOLBOX!

It’s here! FableVision Learning is excited to announce the new, even more engaging version of the best-selling software suite - Max’s Toolbox!  This kid-friendly “on-ramp” to Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) has quickly become a teacher favorite - helping introduce students to one of the world’s most ubiquitous communication and project toolset. 

Learning along side the dynamic duo of Max and Maxine, your classroom will explore their creative and critical thinking skills, while they learn how to write fun stories, make exciting slideshows and presentations, and work together to produce awesome graphs! And with new text-to-voice technology, Max and Maxine will be there every step of the way!

To celebrate this new release, we’d like to offer you a free downloadable Max’s Toolbox poster from Peter H. Reynolds for you and your classroom to enjoy! Just click the artwork. If you would like more FableVision posters and other free resources, head on over to our Membership Rewards page!

A Winter of Resilience: A New Poster by Peter H. Reynolds

Here is a new poster from Peter H. Reynolds, celebrating RESILIENCE— one of the most powerful tools a person can have in their life-journey toolbox. We can only reach mastery if we keep going— and by being okay with some “ish-ful” perfection along the way. We hope this poster serves as a helpful reminder of this, and gives you some gentle encouragement.

We hope you enjoy it, and here’s to a warm, sunny spring.

For more posters, head on over to our membership rewards page.