Stories to Stretch the Mind and Heart

by Rev. Dr. Karen L. Holgersen

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781982274177
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781982274184
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9798765231814

About the Book

I had the honor to teach elementary school in three states and in three countries. In my thirty years of teaching, I told true life stories to pass on wisdom and truth to my students. This book is a compilation of some of the humor and courage themed favorites I have shared over the years. This book was written to bring a smile to your lips and hope to your heart. May these stories help to illuminate the wisdom and truth in your own life.

About the Author

Karen grew up in northern California and walked through a redwood forest from school every day to her grandmother’s house. (True!) Her grandmother would greet her and her siblings with a snack and listen to the school events of the day. There was much to listen to as she attended a progressive learning lab school from third to eighth grades called College Elementary School. Designed after the ideals of John Dewey, the educational curriculum was project-based and authentic. Thus, she developed a love of nature and learning from childhood. She went on to get her A.A. in Sociology, her B.S. in Biology, her M.A. in School Leadership, and her earned doctorate in 2017 in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy. Although trained to be a school system superintendent, she stayed in the elementary classroom and taught upper elementary students for thirty years. She was known for her respect and love for her students and for her creative teaching style and projects.