View a full presentation of FBTWC by Renata, hosted by the Connecticut Association of Schools:
Hear from educators who participated in FBTWC PD with Renata:
Hear from administrators re: the impact & importance of FBTWC:
Hear from Frieda B. Author Renata Bowers & see FBTWC at work:
Through her national-award-winning Frieda B. series of picture books, children's author Renata Bowers has developed an engaging method for utilizing written story to inspire the human story within every child... to help each child believe in self (autonomy) and to be part of something good (community), even in the midst of challenging chapters (resilience).
The Frieda B. The Whole Child (FBTWC) ELA/SEL Toolkit & author-led PD is built on this method and book series. FBTWC provides an array of story-based resources to PK-5 educators for sharing with students, staff and families the beauty of using STORIES to move toward meaningful, relevant academic and social success... all the while complementing and enhancing the school's existing English Language Arts (ELA) and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards and initiatives.