Hey! I’d love to help your kids enjoy learning things that will educate and edify them for life! With over 35 year’s cumulative experience teaching kids in public and private schools, in churches, community events, online, and in private lessons, I know how to lovingly engage young learners and draw out their creativity, helping them think bigger, higher, deeper! My diverse experience in education, business, writing, and music; a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences in business, a Master’s of Arts in Teaching; and just an incurable delight in interacting with young ones (MOST moments, anyway!) has well prepared me to be able to teach kids from 3-103.
I am very familiar with the pressures teachers face, and I have numerous presentations available that can be customized! There is much darkness in the world, and I much prefer to stay positive, to take a light-hearted approach. I think we all need to laugh more, and I believe when we have fun, the learning sticks much more effectively.
I have self-published over 20 books, and have published over 400 articles (including in glossy magazines, periodicals, and online), 4 Christian websites, and more. In addition, I have written over 300 songs and published some of those.
Fees are below. Contact me at 870-571-5798 and leave a voice mail. I will not reply to calls with no voice mail.
SPEAKING FEES 2018 – 2019
LOCAL: (within 100 miles of Texarkana, AR) –
$500 per day, no mileage expense (up to THREE SESSIONS per day, which can include an evening program. Farther than 50 miles from Texarkana, I may need one night’s lodging to arrive early.).
REALLY LOCAL (within Miller and Bowie Counties):
I can come for as few as 2 sessions (for $400) but I do ask that sessions start no earlier than 9:30 a.m. and be spaced no more than 1 hour apart, if at all possible.
OUTSIDE MY LOCAL AREA – $1000/day plus travel expenses. This is up to THREE sessions per day, which can include an evening program. Rate will be discounted to $800 day for multi-day bookings.
“Mother,” announced ten-year-old Pearl one day, “I wanna be a princess. I want to wear a royal gown and robe, with rainbows full of sparkles and waterfalls of glittering gold. And of course wear a royal crown, full of glittering jewels, and sleep in a royal bed full of silky things, princess-and-pea style, and have a royal pooch–power black, very small, with a royal ‘tude.’ I want to ride a royal horse–a white majestic Lipizzan! I want to go on royal adventures to the beach and the mountains and the forest and the mall and by car and train and plane and bike, and treat my friends to royal feasts, and say, ‘Won’t you come to tea?’ That’s all. When can I start?”
Her mother dried her hands and bent down to look into the lovely green eyes of her only daughter. She smiled, hugged Pearl, then said, “Why, you can start today, darling girl. Yes, you can start today to prepare to meet The King.”
Pearl was suddenly a lot excited, but a little nervous also. There must be more to this princess thing than I thought…. –– excerpt from The Adventures of Princess Pearl, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl Book One
Royalty Rising! Tonja K. Taylor loves helping kids think like the princes and princesses they are, and especially while having fun! Her motto is, “Royalty will rise in every child when it is recognized.”
I bases this on I Peter 2:9, among other Scriptures: 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. — I Peter 2:9, AMPC
I give God all the glory, for without Him, I am and can do nothing! He has called me to write and teach, and I am so delighted and thankful!
A Bouquet of Topics! Her presentations include: (1) Be a Princess (or Prince) of P.O.W.E.R.* (*Purposeful Operations With Eternal Rewards) (2) Party of the Future (3) Write Your Life; (4) How to Grow Sonflowers (5) Math Dancercise (6) Angles, Angles Everywhere (7) Fun With Flags (8) How to Believe in Yourself (9)Write Your Future (10) Happiness in Helping (11) Spirit Songs and Stories (12) YOU–a Growing Iceberg!
From reading to math; writing to worship; from piano to poetry; from leadership to living right; from freedom to faith; from business to parenting; public speaking, healthy living, and helping others, Tonja loves teaching people how to succeed and enjoy abundant life.
Tonja’s books–some produced with suggestions and editing from her husband, Clayton, and her daughter, Victoria (who contributed some drawings as well)–include: Our Fish Story; How to Grow Sonflowers; The Adventures of Princess Pearl, P.O.W.E.R. Girl (Books One-Eight); Syzygus the Word Bird; My Brother the King; The King’s Horse; and Spirit Songs and Stories. Tonja shares excerpts, inspirations, and lessons from her work, and provides teacher’s guides as needed.
Her presentations are engaging, witty, and warm. She helps kids laugh, believe in themselves, and think more deeply. She teaches them to wonder and explore, to discover and develop what they know and think, and why–then express it in unique ways. She also enjoys engaging the kids in singing, with her catchy original tunes and more.