Testimonials

“Innovative, Engaging, Inspiring
I have known Sara and Michael for over a decade and during this time I have had the pleasure to work with them in three different international schools.  Each and every school visit has been absolutely outstanding.”

Seamus Marriott, Director, Pasir Ridge Intercultural School


“Sara and Michael energize writers in any room: kids and teachers. They inspire faculty with practical, creative strategies that develop kids’ voices and at get to the heart of good writing.”

Lee Ann Spillane, High School English Department Chair, Orlando Florida


“Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger brought poetry alive at the Western International School of Shanghai during our recent Poetry Week. They inspired our community of Middle School students to perform poems they had written with confidence and enthusiasm. We would be delighted to welcome them back again to work with our students and staff.”

Fiona Collins, Deputy Principle/Head Librarian Western International School of Shanghai


“Sara and Michael bring infectious energy and joy leavened with deep knowledge of best practices in literacy to their work with children and teachers.”

Ellin Keene – Author of Mosaic of Thought and The Teacher You Want to Be


“Sara and Michael bring magic, and a contagious love of words to both students and teachers alike!”

Georgia Heard – Author of Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School


“Sometimes, when authors come in to work with kids, we teachers see it as a welcome “break” — an opportunity to sit on the sidelines and take notes on strategies and methods to use the next year while someone else runs the show. Not with Sara and Michael, whose energy is infectious. I joined in with my kids and did every activity, becoming a student of writing, speaking, and thinking, right alongside them. I left with a writer’s notebook filled with ideas for my own writing, which makes me the best teacher possible: a teacher who not only loves writing but actually writes.”

Rebecca Clark, Singapore American School

Testimonials

“Sara and Michael bring infectious energy and joy leavened with deep knowledge of best practices in literacy to their work with children and teachers.” Ellin Keene – Author of Mosaic of Thought and The Teacher You Want to Be
“Sara and Michael bring magic, and a contagious love of words to both students and teachers alike!” Georgia Heard - Author of Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School More testimonials...