The Sugar Chair Stories

Volume One

by Mark Milliron & Alexandra Milliron

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/08/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781982252953

About the Book

The three stories that follow mean to speak to the head and heart. They are the first in a series of stories Mark and Alexandra will produce in the coming years. As you read, keep in mind that the “sugar chair” is not a thing; it is a way. It’s a way of helping ourselves and our children slow this crazy world down, see clearer through our own eyes and the eyes of others, and own and act on our strategies for “sweetening things up.” Each story focuses on a certain audience: Littles (3-8 years old), Middles (8-12 years old), and Olders (12 years old and up). Our thinking is that Olders should read all three, Middles the first two, and Littles the first one. But in the end, you decide what’s right for you and your crew. We hope you enjoy!

About the Author

Dr. Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University (WGU). In addition to his work with WGU, Mark helps catalyze positive change in education through his Catalytic Conversations blog and podcast series, and also through service on the boards and advisory councils of leading-edge education organizations, including the Trellis Foundation; Bennett College; the Global Online Academy; Civitas Learning; the Mastery Transcript Consortium; the Hope Center for College, Community, & Justice; and ISKME/Open Education Resource Commons. He also holds an appointment as a Professor of Practice in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.. Regardless of all his activities and accomplishments, he will quickly tell you that the most important job and the greatest blessing in his life is serving as Julia’s husband, and as father to Alexandra, Richard, Marcus, and Max. You can learn more about Mark’s work at Alexandra “Alex” Joy Milliron is a rising senior in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. During her time at Dripping Springs High School (TX), she was an honor student, a three-year varsity basketball player and high jumper, and regular community volunteer. In addition, she helped coach youth basketball, working with grades 2nd through 6th. During her time at UT Austin, she has served as a children’s Tae Kwan Do instructor, nanny, and as an officer of the Texas Darlins—the spirit club supporting University of Texas at Austin Basketball. Currently, she is preparing for graduate school and a career as a teacher, coach, and community leader – and power Mom to her puppy “Bento.”