, March 25, 2014 )
Kelowna, Canada -- ED-ucation Publishing, a social enterprise that focuses on key values like innovative learning, problem solving, student empowerment and citizenship, has just announced the release of a 10-book series that focuses on character education
. The first eBook, titled “Robbie and the Bully-bot,” will be available for free on Amazon for 72 hours, beginning on April 1. The print books will be available 3 days to a week after each additional eBook is released.
The new book series is an ideal resource for teachers, librarians, home-schoolers and parents, especially for those teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile. It helps children and youth learn about important character traits like being honest, having integrity, showing respect, being open-minded to new ideas, and being empathetic, compassionate and caring citizens.
In addition to focusing on behavior attributes and attitudes, the series of books also tackles important and extremely relevant issues that many kids often face; these include bullying
, improving the environment, choosing healthy food options, how to be more successful as a learner, dealing with struggles when learning a new language, or being the new student.
Although the books address serious topics and focus on themes like character development, emotional intelligence, social responsibility and a growth mindset, the characters and story lines are so interesting and relatable, kids and adults alike will find reading the stories engaging and enjoyable.
Unfortunately, as most parents and teachers know, bullying is a huge concern for kids and youth worldwide. From physical and emotional bullying to cyber bullying that takes place online, adults need to do what they can to make sure kids are safe.
In “Robbie and the Bully-bot,” Robbie experiences being bullied—learning strategies along the way to help him deal with the situation. In addition to standing up for himself, Robbie learns the importance of being honest, principled and empathetic. By the end of the story, Robbie understands that the bully often needs help too.
ED-ucation Publishing Co-founders and authors, Tosca Killoran and Jeff Hoffart, are experienced IB International teachers, TEDxYouth organizers, social entrepreneurs, and are passionate about driving education forward.
“We invite you to join our community and become an ED Champion
. As an ED Champion, you will be the first to know about sweet deals we offer; for example, the other nine eBooks through Amazon will be available for 50 percent for the week of their launch,” Jeff Hoffart said.
Anyone who would like to learn more about the series of 10 books, including their titles, themes and release dates, is welcome to visit ED-ucation Publishing’s website; there, they can also learn more about the authors as well as read testimonials of the books from educators like Kath Murdoch or organizations like Meatless Mondays.
About ED-ucation Publishing:
The founders of ED-ucation Publishing believe in driving education forward through innovation and best practice; developing youth changemakers, problem-solvers and social entrepreneurs; increasing the focus on character education; empowering students; and collaborating with like-minded people throughout the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.ed-ucation.ca/