“The Pen is Mighty”

—Ben Franklinhandpen

“So, what do you do, Christina?”

“I write and teach. These come down to two things: love and voice enabling.”

“Why these?”

“Because there is a lot of negative out there that wants to silence, oppress, and control. Writing and reading (literacy) gives voice, a say, which lead to freedom.”

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Every day, I inspire invention and teach communication skills to ages pre-k to adult.

As an educator at both elementary schools and colleges in Buffalo, New York, I manage the education flow of information for two elementary schools, two colleges, and a variety of private hires. With a focus on writing, reading, and presentation skills, my job ensures conquering English Language Arts, the Common Core, and communication abilities for higher education and for employment with a large emphasis on writing. My lesson plans stay updated, are styled specifically for students’ ages and unique situation. My style is encouragement of individual articulation and invention and combines play with sobriety while meeting standards.

Keeping our freedom for individuals and our country is serious business and being able to read and write sanction independence.  Ironically, play nurtures invention and yields vision and voice, which then hold fast those who seek to blind and gag. When this happens, I know I have done my job.

Coming in 2019!

Special Memory

A story picture book with a special section at the back. Teachers, parents, and children will enjoy the delightful fun, warm relationships, the life lesson, and the educational activities.

About the story:

Fiery five-year-old Emily is semi-cooperative when her mother announces the idea of making a SPECIAL MEMORY one summer morning. She doesn’t want to get used to getting up early for kindergarten. Despite herself, Emily finds dancing in the warm rain with her older sister and mother while wearing pajamas fun until the storm changes. Emily’s mother then pulls her daughters indoors and teaches them how special memories make a difference in our lives. Emily doesn’t think a SPECIAL MEMORY will help in kindergarten until her first day when she remembers sticky wet pajamas and hair, along with warm mud squishing between her toes.

–It has taken a lot of work to make this book happen and I am excited about sharing its positive message. I am grateful to those who’ve helped make this happen.–

Thank you for stopping by, it’s so good of you to come for a visit.

~There is plenty of fun to be had. From games and links to NASA live, to educational lessons, free resources, topics for debate, book reviews, and books to buy. Your enjoyment is our aim here.~

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Christina Francine Kennison is an enthusiastic NY State certified teacher and Assistant Professor of English & Writing. She has presented at Carroll & Sons Art Gallery in Boston about writing book analysis. She’s also judged work for authors and publishers. Publishing credits include creative and academic. She is a member of Buffalo-Niagara Children’s Writers & Illustrators (BNCWI).

The Spring 2016 issue of Journal of Literary Innovation published her analysis on why students across the nation are at Basic level as opposed to Proficient or Advanced. With the result of the Nation’s Report Card in mind, she argues writing is not where it could be nationally for a few reasons, the largest being a prompt for a right formula/answer as opposed to following individual voice. She believes individual learning style can solve world problems.

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