About the Educator Guides

Claude Jones has put together a set of FREE education guides that are aligned with Social Emotional Learning, Social Justice, and Common Core standards offering concrete, practical opportunities for students to practice essential life skills, focused on building empathy to help students become compassionate and empathetic humans who care about and take care of one another, while also advocating for their own emotional well-being.

The guides are a perfect companion to the book series, chock-full of engaging, hands-on, and fun activities which can be used in conjunction with the set of activities and comprehensive questions located at the back of each book along with the free downloadable activities by joining the Astro Fan Club.

Using the Educator Guides

There are multiple ways to leverage the educational guides to create your very own custom Kids in Leadership workshop.

You can focus on each individual book or the series as a whole by choosing which activities best fit the needs of your students.

Check out the options below as a starting point for your custom Astro workshop experience.

Teacher Guided

Stitch together the suite of resources and tools on your own.

  • Choose the resources that best match your readers and your teaching style.
  • Access the materials for FREE and customize them to fit your needs. Differentiate your instruction for your readers.
  • Add the tools and lessons to your schedule in multiple ways. Teach lessons in a short amount of time or spread them out over time as part of your Social Emotional Learning or Social Justice lesson plans.

Teacher Guided with Virtual Author Visit

In addition to all the complementary resources and tools, this option allows you to weave in a FREE virtual author visit from Claude!

  • Your readers can meet the creator of the Kids in Leadership book series!
  • Listen to Claude read one of the books from your choice.
  • Ask questions about the book or about being an author.
  • Use this virtual visit as a culminating experience or an inspiring kick-off to the leadership workshop!
  • Interested, contact Claude now

Monster Mash-Up Kids in Leadership Workshop

Add another dimension to the Astro workshops!

  • Invite Claude to your school for an on-site or extended virtual author visit.
  • Unlock even more educational materials!
  • Claude will read one of the books of your choice and do an activity with your readers.
  • Students can interact with a real author.
  • Use this option as a culminating experience or a powerful kick-off to reading the book. An inspiring experience for sure!
  • The on-site event will include a virtual planning session with Claude to customize the visit for your learners.
  • Interested, contact Claude now