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School Visits 101
SCHOOL'S ABOUT TO START! TAKE A SEAT.
An Introduction to the Course (15:06)
An introduction to your host - ME! ADAM WALLACE! (6:00)
WHY DO WE DO SCHOOL VISITS?
Won't someone think about the children? What's in a school visit for them? (9:14)
What About Meeeee? What's in a school visit for authors/illustrators? (7:45)
School's in ... but why? What's in a school visit for the school? (8:54)
IMPORTANT NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW
How much should you charge per session/per day/per week? (5:56)
What if it's a workshop or presentation? Do you charge the same? (0:41)
Should you charge for travel and accommodation? (0:53)
But how long should the sessions go for? (1:21)
How many children should you see at one time? (3:33)
How many sessions per day, Adam? (2:18)
But what age groups should you talk to? (4:10)
Do you need to cater your talk to different age groups? (2:54)
HOMEWORK TIME! YAY! WE LOVE HOMEWORK! (3:39)
BOOK SALES? HOW AND WHY TO DO THEM!
4 Ways to do Book Sales at Schools (6:55)
More sales! MORE SALES! But how??? (9:31)
Book Launches in Schools (as free visits!) (4:45)
Book Sales Extras for the Kids (3:47)
BUT HOW? HOW DO YOU GET A SCHOOL VISIT ... OR 50?
How do I, Adam Wallace, get my school visits? (16:41)
The first lot of homework! (2:04)
Should you book a Booking Agent to book your bookings? (7:09)
The second lot of Homework! (2:23)
Fly away! Time to create your own Flyer and Letter!!! (4:26)
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT FOR YOUR VISIT!
Workshop or Talk? What Should you do? (4:48)
Technology? Should you use it? Do you HAVE TO use it? (3:11)
Should There be a Teacher With You in the Room? (0:15)
An Interactive Session is GREAT, but HOW MANY Activities should you run? (6:46)
Do you need a published book to be able to do school visits? (3:53)
Crowd Control. Keeping the kids in line! (4:46)
Should you watch other authors and illustrators present? (5:11)
Be YOU! Authenticity in a presentation. (8:43)
Should you sign autographs? (3:01)
Should you let the children share their work? (1:59)
Should you do a reading? (2:52)
What's an ice-breaker and should you have one? (3:58)
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN SCHOOL VISIT WORKSHOP!
Create a workshop - an introduction. (1:37)
Create a school visit workshop Step 1 - The Ice-breaker! (0:23)
Create a school visit workshop Step 2 - The First 5-10 Minutes - Introducing Yourself and your books. (1:43)
Create a school visit workshop Step 3 - The Next 10 Minutes - Introducing the Activity. (2:31)
Create a school visit workshop Step 4 - The Next 10-15 Minutes - Individual or Group Work. (3:47)
Create a school visit workshop Step 5 - The Next 10 Minutes (maximum) - Sharing Work! (2:23)
Create a school visit workshop Step 6 - The Next 10 Minutes - Question Time! (2:19)
Create a school visit workshop Step 7 - Finishing Up! (2:07)
Extra Homework! Yay! You're so lucky! (1:43)
THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT!!!
The 4 things you MUST DO before visiting a school!!! (4:22)
6 things you don't HAVE TO DO, but that are Highly Recommended. (5:49)
TIPS FOR IN THE CLASSROOM!
6 tips that will help your session run more smoothly. (10:02)
SUMMING IT ALL UP!
And now, the end is here ... sort of. (2:52)
THERE'S A BONUS SECTION? THERE SURE IS, AND IT'S RIGHT HERE!
Books courses, quotes and more to help you on your journey. (11:49)
ANOTHER BONUS SECTION? ARE YOU CRAZY?
Come and see me do a school visit, or catch up to chat about school visits! (3:55)
APPENDIX B - RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD
Here are the resources!!! For YOU!
Should you charge for travel and accommodation?
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