I BOOK ORDERING
Fleisher is the author of more than two dozen
for young people and educators. His children's books
cover a wide variety of science, technology, ecology and
history subjects. "What I like most about being a
he says, "is the freedom it gives me to explore
I'm curious about. It's the perfect excuse to ask
I might not ask otherwise."
has also written several widely-used activity books for
teachers on thinking games, social activism and creative
writing, as well as award-winning educational software and
essays and reviews. His
five volume series, "Secrets of the Universe," has been
translated into Chinese. His new books include Evolution and
The Big Bang; and Parasites will be published next
year. For NSTA reviews of some of the titles in his "Secrets
of the Universe" series, go to http://www2.nsta.org/recommends/product.asp?id=16089
has taught gifted elementary and middle school students in the
Richmond, Virginia Public Schools since 1978. During that time,
he has created numerous multidisciplinary instructional units
on topics including "Humor," "Justice," "Engineering
and Design" and "The Art and Science of Music."
"Using your brain to solve problems is fun," Paul says.
"My classroom can get a bit noisy. Kids in my classes laugh
and talk as they're developing their ability to think independently."
Paul was one of Richmond 's pioneers in technology education,
and still teaches computer programming. He has shared his ideas
with other educators at workshops and conferences for many years.
Paul also teaches adult classes in writing and publishing children's
books at the University of Richmond and elsewhere.
1988, Paul received the Virginia Education Association Award for
Peace and International Relations and in 1999, he was awarded
the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural
Science Education. He is a long-time advocate for peace and justice
issues, and currently serves on the boards of the Richmond Peace
Education Center, the Virginia Forum, and the Virginia Chapter
of the ACLU.
lives in Richmond and is married to fellow educator Debra Sims
Fleisher. In his free time, Paul loves to read, cook, tend his
vegetable garden, or go fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.