Example: School Visit Video

Here’s a 1:20 minute school visit promotional video by Tina Nichols Coury that promises a star-spangled presentation.

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Make a Video Calling Card for School Visits

After my last post, author Carrie Pearson invited me to take a tour of her website to see what I thought about her school visit pages. A brave soul! The first thing I saw — and clicked on – was a video posted prominently at the top of her school visit page. In the next […]

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Understanding Schools, Avoiding Miscommunications

Life is busy for your school visit hosts. Miscommunications happen. . . But before going all “prima donna” or “pezzonovante” on them, cut schools some slack.

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4 Ways to Make Librarians Love Your School Visit: Advice from Toni Buzzeo

Toni Buzzeo, award-winning author, librarian and educator, has been giving great advice to authors and illustrators even long before the publication of her book, Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators and Storytellers: Real Space and Virtual Links, co-authored with Jane Kurtz, in 1999. Read on to find out her expert suggestions for making terrific school visit […]

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Scoping Out a School

Before I visit a school, I explore the school’s website try to find out as much as I can such as Location & directions (obviously) School mascot School colors Upcoming special events Total population Minority population Number of classes per grade level   This information gives me a feel for the approximate sizes of the […]

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Focus Your Gig-Getting Energies in the New Year

The number one question authors who want to do more school visits ask me is “How can I get more gigs?” The simple answer is this: participate in activities where you are most likely to meet the people who are in a position to hire you. These people usually include librarians, teachers and teaching specialists, […]

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