educator Paul Fleisher has written children's books that cover
a wide variety of science, technology, ecology and natural history
subjects. "What I like most about being a writer," he
says, "is the freedom it gives me to explore topics I'm curious
about. It's the perfect excuse to ask questions I might not ask
otherwise." Hear the answers he's learned in his online chats,
which are available via iChat.
have the students prepare in advance a list of questions for him
to answer. He will first give a brief presentation, perhaps showing
his latest book or talking about an upcoming project, and will
then take questions. If you prefer, the Q&A can come first,
depending on your students' needs. How you handle the Q&A
is up to you. Sometimes students come up to the screen individually
to ask questions and then the next student comes up. Sometimes
the students gather around the screen to ask questions. The format
will depend on your needs and what kind of equipment you have.
If you have an activboard or some other means to project the images
onto a larger screen, for example, the format might be somewhat
different. In any case, students must be familiar with some of
If you would like a different kind of program, please let us know
before setting up the program and please provide a general idea
of what you would like. Further details will be needed at least
a week before the chat so he can prepare.
He'll also be happy to autograph bookplates in advance of the
chat, but be sure to send them to him in a timely manner so he
can sign them and get them back to you before the chat.
* for 1 one-hour long chat
* for 2 one-hour long chats over the course of a day
* for 3 one-hour long chats over the course of a day
visit Paul Fleisher to see his
bio, then follow the three other links at the top of the page
for a list of his books, information on his presentations when
he comes to do a physical visit, and book ordering information
for getting his books from a variety of sources.