The TaleSpins in the Classroom curriculum provides a fun and accessible starting point from which upper elementary and middle school students can engage in productive, meaningful discussions about relevant social issues. The program teaches students to listen and see different points of view, giving them a practical and fun experience with tools and skills to help recognize and resolve conflicts through a process that begins with self awareness.   

The TaleSpins stories, discussion questions, and writing exercises help kids navigate the often times tricky preteen and early teen years by addressing topics like:

Actions & Consequences

Bullying

Prejudice

Honesty

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Mutual Respect

Pressure to Conform

Social Interactions

Self Awareness

What You Get

• A paperback copy of TaleSpins for each student

  
• A Curriculum Kit of discussion questions and writing exercises. The Kit includes
        walk-through 
explanations for teachers and clean copies for students.
• Full client support via phone or email for any questions, digital file requests, etc.

Use the CONTACT page or email Michael at mrmullin@me.com
to get started!  

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Reviews

"8 is a cleverly penned, short, twisted tale about the eighth dwarf ... On the one hand it is a humorous offering to ... bring a smile, while on the other, it provokes series contemplation about quirks, odd traits, and non-conformity. The story skates the edge between funny and sad, causing one to ponder some uncomfortable truths concerning fitting in, belonging, and the desire to be accepted, warts and all."
"8 is a unique and humorous take on the fairytale of Snow White ... The story is a great example that there are always two sides to every story and that even small characters can play a big role in stories. I loved the attitude of the main character Creepy. He was so real and even though he was different than most, he liked himself for who he was and didn't care what anyone else thought. ... I believe the moral of this story is to never take people for granted and never judge a book by its cover."
"[Mullin portrays Princess] Penny as a modern-day teenager with the same types of problems readers face: popular cliques at school, awkward social moments at dances, etc. The readers can thus relate more readily to the protagonist. Penny's snarky attitude and commentary contribute further to the readers' sense of identification; she does not passively accept her role in a far-fetched story, but makes the same sorts of observations about her predicament as a contemporary teen might."
"The lessons in The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny were much more entertaining than what I could preach to my kids, especially my daughters."
"Mullin tackles bullying and social standing with with wit and understanding."