Susan M. Ebbers

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation educator, consultant, author, student-scholar (UCB)
Location San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Introduction Former teacher, principal, camp counselor and program director. Doctoral candidate. I am curiously attracted to word reason and love to share the fun with anyone who will listen, especially educators and students. Language (the stuff of thought) is a tremendous gift. I'd like to see it appreciated and understood more fully. If we promote interest in words and phrases, we prime the pump for vocabulary growth. As students become word-savvy, they experience a greater sense of belonging in a literate, highly verbal society. Because vocabulary is pivotal to comprehension, I have authored interactive materials for K-12. More info at my website (link at left) or visit my publisher:
Interests People, nature, music, travel, animals, doodling, word games and puzzles, reading, linguistics, morphology, vocabulary development, motivation, measurement design and interpretation, writing children's books
Favorite Books Words and Rules (Pinker), A Little Book Of Language (Crystal), English isn't Crazy (King), The Professor and the Madman (Winchester), Words from the Myths (Asimov), etc.