I wrote People, Pens, & Paper to serve as a handbook for teachers of all subject areas in order to support their projects. It's packed with tips, realistic creative agency briefs, activities, and games. All projects are focused on the greater good and how to use creativity to support communities and our natural environment.
You can purchase this book (& Kindle version) via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones, & most other online retailers.
In a world where too much schooling is narrow and uninspiring but where we need young people with creativity and self-confidence, James's simple but clever ideas about designing in the classroom are a breath of fresh air.
A stunning book packed full of amazing ideas to engage students in a practical and creative way. James Wren is an exceptional thinker and his philosophy for change and learning in a way which is fresh and relevant for learners is fabulous. This is a MUST for anyone in education. A wonderful journey through the mind of a passionate individual.
This collection of short stories about my childhood is designed to transport you back to the 1980s, with all its sensations. From making bike jumps on a hot summer's day to Christmas morning and the smell of the wrapping paper. From homesickness at boarding school to building dens in the woods on a chilly autumnal Sunday afternoon, an '80s boy will take you there.
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Here's some feedback about Christmas story, also available via my blog:
I have tears rolling down my face, thank you (and I mean that sincerely).
Wow……… that certainly stirred up some long lasting amazing memories of my childhood Christmas’s from the 70’s and 80’s. Put a lump in my throat for sure.
Well that brought a tear to my eye. I totally visualised all of that. I also loved midnight mass and walking home late and looking up at the sky to see if I could catch a glimpse of Father Christmas.
Oh what a wonderfully evocative story! The magic of memory keeps so much alive for us. Thank you for sharing this.