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You probably don’t know what I’m about to tell you.

When you lose a tooth, the Tooth Faerie comes to your room in the middle of the night, reaches under your pillow, and takes it. In exchange, she leaves a coin in its place, for you!

You knew that already? I did too. Everyone knows about the Tooth Faerie. Here’s what I didn’t know, though, and I bet you don’t know this either. Lean in close. I’ll whisper it to you . . .

The Tooth Faerie isn’t the only faerie who visits in the night.

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    Whimsical Children’s Books

    Is This Right?

    Paul Magnuson

    Emmalou, at 4 years old, knows how to do things not-quite-right to get some attention and have a good laugh. Her parents are exhausted by the end of the day … and loving (almost) every minute of it. My original drawings (like in the photo) are being replaced by the wonderful artwork of Ariel Trenk. They look amazing so far!

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    The Industrious Sloth

    Paul Magnuson

    Price : 15 CHF

    Victoria is industri… (shh! don’t say that word around a bunch of sloths!) Anyway, Victoria moves into a new neighborhood and struggles a bit to fit in, like many of us do. She learns with time to compromise with her classmates and school teachers. Illustrator Fangming Zhou drew Victoria and her new friends while a ninth grade student at Leysin American School. She is now a senior in high school in her native country of China.

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    The Industrious Sloth

    Boa Constrictors Tie the Knot

    Paul Magnuson

    Lucy Davis, the illustrator of this story, self-published this book with me several years ago. I’m going to link a pdf here if Victoria, the Industrious Sloth, can find time in her busy schedule to help me.

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    Paul Magnuson

    Paul Magnuson

    Educator and Author

    I attribute much of my innovation in teaching and learning to 20 years of summer camp experience. Never underestimate the power of learning when unfettered from “regular” school! Years of experience in school improvement with US federal education programs, coupled with classroom teaching from elementary through graduate school (e.g. world languages, ESL, music, teaching licensure, applied linguistics, and leadership) bring both perspective and depth.

    Since 2008 I’ve held several roles at Leysin American School, including middle school and summer school leadership, accreditation systems, curriculum development, and professional development through action research.

    I hold a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Minnesota, a ScrumMaster certification in Agility, and an eight year hobby of language learning with Duolingo, whom I met once in person. Well, more like in owl, if you see what I mean.

    Educational Blogs

    Student agency, pulling agile into education, innovative teaching and learning

     


    Workshops and Consulting

    In addition to whimsical stories for children, I like to share a bit of whimsy with innovative teachers working with children.

    Innovative Teaching and Learning

    I have created and led many virtual and face-to-face workshops about innovative teaching and learning. I particularly like hands on and self-regulated work, supported by simulations and role plays, which help students connect their learning to their own emotions and to the world around them.

    In-house Professional Development

    Over the past 10 years I’ve developed a research center at my own school. There are several advantages to supporting pd from within: it is cheaper, it is ongoing, it is classroom situated, and it is relevant. I can help you build on your current pd efforts to further your culture of learning at school.

    EDgility - Pulling agile into education

    I have been working with Scrum Alliance and a group of agile educators for over a year to create a certification program for agile in education. Agile classrooms grow student agency, promote self-directed habits of learning, and give teachers the time for lots of informal formative feedback.

    Contact Me

    Whether you have questions or you would just like to say hello, contact me.





    Phone

    +41 79 376 47 65

    Email

    paul@magnusonedstudio.ch

    Location

    1854 Leysin, Suisse