Saturday, March 6, 2010

Introducing Kathy Stemke - writer, teacher, dancer and much more!

Today it is my pleasure to feature fellow writer and teacher, Kathy Stemke, on my blog. Kathy has a passion for writing, the arts and all things creative. Hanging her hat in the North Georgia Mountains, she has been a dancer, choreographer, teacher, tutor, writer and an antiques dealer for many years.

As a freelance writer Kathy has published several articles and is a contributing editor for The National Writing for Children's Center. Kathy’s first children’s e-book, Moving Through All Seven Days, is now available on Lulu. Kathy's second children's book, Trouble on Earth Day, is slated to come out in 2010! She recently signed a contract for her book titled, Sh, Sh, Sh, Will the Baby Sleep? with Guardian Angel publishers.

Today I’d like to feature Kathy's article writing by giving you the opportunity to explore some of her articles yourself. Here are some examples.

ENCOURAGING CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND MUSIC IN YOUNG CHILDREN
All of us have enjoyed dancing around the living room to music when no was looking. These are uninhibited moments in response to music. In fact, moving to the beat of the music is an innate quality found in all human beings. Infants and toddlers bounce to the music without any instruction at all. We need to provide children with a safe environment to explore and learn all they can about how their bodies can move to music... More

5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN RAISING CASH QUICKLY
Do you need cash to pay bills today? Don't panic! It's important to have a plan. Americans have too many possessions. Go through your house and gather the things you can live without. Do some research to find their values and sell them in the right market. A booth in a flea market for a weekend is inexpensive and can help you get a decent price for your objects. If you have something rare or valuable, an on-line auction will help you get what it's worth. Craig's list is good for selling used funiture, and garage sales are great for selling inexpensive items... More

THE HISTORY AND PROMINENCE OF THE ALVIN AILEY DANCE COMPANY
The lights dim and there is a profound hush that rolls over the sold out crowd. Hearts beat loudly with anticipation as the curtains slowly open. A solitary light beams down on a strong, regal-like black woman adorned with a beautiful head wrap. She deliberately unwraps the headpiece an uses it to scrub the floor. After illuminating her trials and sorrows in movement, she eventually rises toward a life of freedom. This dance, depicting the courage and determination of an African American woman entitled, Cry, is the type of choreography that will immortalize Alvin Ailey. For the past fifty years, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), has not only recorded the history of the African American experience through modern dance, but has also touched the lives of children and adults with their physically awe-inspiring, technically exact and powerfully expressive performances. Internationally, they are known as cultural ambassadors of good will, promoting the uniqueness of black Americans and the preservation of the American dance heritage... More
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As you can see, Kathy's articles cover an extremely wide and diverse range of subjects, reflecting the character of the woman herself!



Kathy Stemke's websites:
Educationtipster blog (used most) http://educationtipster.blogspot.com/
Moving Through all Seven Days ebook purchace on Lulu:http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/moving-through-all-seven-days/7386965
Articles sites: http://www.helium.com/users/406242.html
http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/237923/Kathy_stemke_dancekam.html

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22 comments:

  1. Thanks Helena for intoducing this very talented writer, I was amazed at the different subjects she has written about,
    Good Luck to her.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Kathy, you are quite the versatile writer! I love the wide range of subjects you tackle. Definitely something for every reader!

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  3. Thank you for highlighting some very diverse, informative and interesting articles by someone that I know personally and think highly of as both a person and a writer.
    Tim Link, Author

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  4. You're welcome, Tim. I, too, have great respect for Kathy. Everything she does seems to be done with passion, diligence and obvious versatility - all qualities of a good teacher!

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  5. Very nice post about author Kathy Stemke, Thanks for sharing.

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  6. As usual, I find the blog interviews an immense source of information.

    Do you write with a teacher's background? MEaning if you take situations from your classroom experience.

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  7. Love your articles Kathy. They are very informative.
    Martha Swirzinski

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  8. Wow, Kathy, I didn't know you were so diverse in your writing.

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  9. Isn't it lovely to know that authors like Kathey are so eclectic. Sometimes we forget that our writing isn't necessarily focused on one topic!
    Best,
    Carolyn

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  10. Thanks for stopping by everyone.

    Yes, Lea, I use my teaching experiences in many of my articles. My education articles are full of activities that I used in the classroom.

    If you research, you can write about anything.

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  11. Yes, fun & interesting. I think you could publish a book filled with just your various articles and it would sell. Kind of a Reader's Digest thing. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Kathy, you really are versatile--great articles.

    Great post, Helena.

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  13. Kathi can certainly do a lot of different things, but it sounds like they're all helpful to other people.

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  14. Kathy:

    Fantastic articles. It's been a pleasure watching your writing career bloom.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

    Warm regards,
    Donna

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  15. Thank you everyone for dropping by!

    Helena

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  16. Kathy,
    Your articles reflect your amazing upbeat personality. And I agree with you that a person can write about anything if they do proper research. The ability to reach people's minds and open our own, is what is so attractive about writing.

    Thanks to Helena for spotlighting you.

    Carma

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  17. I probably should read your books to make MYSELF move more! LOL. Keep up the good work, Kathy!
    Heidi

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  18. This is great Kathy. You are an inspiration.

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  19. Kathy--Great stuff! The article about encouraging movement and music in children struck a chord w/me. That's always been one of our fav. things to do at home. Used to be the radio stations, now we flip through the music channels and the kids change the way they dance at moment's notice. Lots of fun!

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  20. I always danced with my daughter when she was growing up.

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  21. Great articles and wonderful resources! Thanks, Kathy and Helena!

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