I recently had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Finch, a young British writer and teacher, who until a short time ago was working as a curriculum consultant with a literacy organization in New York City. He has taught every age group from four years old to 40, working as a classroom teacher and outreach specialist, and he holds a PhD in History from the University of London. He has taught Shakespeare and German in junior school, cultural studies to Aimhigher students, and James Bond to undergraduates. I hope he’ll be teaching the grandparent generation one of these days! Matt is currently training teachers in Ayacucho, Peru, but before he left for South America, he conducted a lively interview with me. To read it, go to http://booksadventures.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-sally-wendkos-olds-super.html And to keep up with Matt's adventures in Peru, go to http://lavidaidealist.org/2011/04/09/escrutineo/
I started this blog to talk with other modern grandmothers about how you enjoy your grandchildren -- and I recently broadened the focus to include topics of interest to anyone of grandparent age, whether you have grandkids or not. My book "Super Granny: Great stuff to Do with Your Grandkids" inspired the blog, but if you go to my website, www.sallywendkosolds.com, you'll see that I have many other interests and have written on lots of them in 11 books and more than 200 articles about child development, family life, human relationships, health, and travel. As an oral historian, I have conducted video and audio interviews for several major projects. I’m an avid reader and a people-person.I would love to hear from you. Please leave comments and email me through my website.