This course is designed to help parents and educators use The Worry Jar with their children. There is a section to use with the chapter book, Go Away Worries and another to use with the picture book, The Worry Jar. Take your time and feel good knowing you're trying another method of empowering your child to work through the anxiety in their life.
Michelle has a passion for helping kids believe in themselves. Whether that means learning to handle their anxiety or finding their special abilities, Michelle will find a way to empower kids.
Since she was a little girl, Michelle has always wanted to be a teacher. She earned her BS at Lebanon Valley College in Elementary Education in 1995. After graduation she became a classroom teacher in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. Several years later, she earned her MS from Shippensburg University in Special Education. As a learning support teacher, she became passionate for helping kids find ways to succeed despite their struggles.
In 2001, Michelle was in a powered parachuting accident the left her paralyzed from the chest down. During this period of her life, she had to overcome her own struggles to complete basic activities of daily living. Writing was one outlet that provided some healing and produced her first children’s book, New Opportunities, published in 2005.
Since then doors have continued to open for her. In 2012, after scuba diving, Michelle wrote Scubability alongside instructor, Jim Elliott of Diveheart. Shortly after, Michelle wrote Go Away Worries! Put Them in The Worry Jar, another story of a boy who struggled with anxiety. Her newest book, The Worry Jar, the picture book story of The Worry Jar, rounds up her 2017 book team.
In 2011, Michelle earned her PhD in Education from Capella University. Leading by example, she shows others the only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself. Michelle currently teaches full-time in a public school as a special education teacher. She continues to write, visit schools, speak at events, and provide online courses for parents and educators on topics that will help them engage and empower their children.
Take a look at the courses and materials she has to offer children through adults. She has just the thing you are looking for and maybe something you never knew you needed.