Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger
Author/Educators Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger visit schools worldwide providing author visits, professional development and classroom workshops in writing, comprehension strategies, and public speaking for students K-12.
High-energy performance poets, Sara and Michael are frequent presenters at schools and conferences in the United States and over 35 countries. They provide lively, interactive assemblies, spirited classroom experiences, and engaging PD.
“We can show you writing engagement strategies that will help make your students’ learning more visible.” – Michael Salinger
“Our collaborative snapshot writing lessons help kids question, synthesize, summarize and evidence their learning.” – Sara Holbrook
All kids, all subject areas.
creativity . collaboration . engagement .
foster engagement • build literacy skills • expand vocabulary • deepen understanding • encourage close reading • make learning visible
scaffold public speaking • build confidence • create community • combat stage fright • encourage collaboration • support risk taking • make learning visible
We are sought-out award-winning performers and authors of many books for children – both story and textbooks. We captivate students – and educators!
February 6, 2019
Sara and I love our visits to Ohio schools. We also love our travels around the country and the world – but our home state is still special to us, and the folks at Champion Middle sure made it easy to love this visit. This was one well prepared school thanks to our main poet […]
February 3, 2019
It’s not all in our DNA, a lot of who we are as adults comes from the cultural imprint of our families and social supports as we grow up. A lot of my cultural imprinting came from my maternal grandmother, who did the better part of raising me as my mother was an alcoholic and […]
January 31, 2019
Sara and I are very proud of our new PD book From Striving to Thriving Writers: Strategies That Jump-Start Writing. And, we are more than humbled that one of our biggest influences on our teaching styles, Stephanie Harvey, has made significant contributions to the book. We feel that our philosophies meld nicely. I have attended […]