Living The Lessons
who are seeking fresh ideas to inspire children to risk, work hard, persevere, and succeed. A
staunch advocate of the Whole Child philosophy, Olivia strives to not only meet the
academic needs of her students, but also their social, emotional, and moral needs.
Her book is a rare opportunity for pre-service and in-service teachers to “step into her
classroom” and see how she builds character in her students while inspiring them to strive for
their full potential. Her students share that they work hard and listen to their teacher’s
lessons because they want to, not because they have to! Truly, she has developed a powerful
combination of relationship and scholarship.