Paul Fleisher

Paul Fleisher

Paul Fleisher is the author of more than three dozen books for young people and educators. His books for young people cover a variety of science, ecology and natural history subjects. He has also written several widely used classroom activity books on thinking games, social activism and creative writing, as well as educational software and numerous essays.

Paul currently serves as assistant to the director of the Richmond Peace Education Center. Previously, he taught gifted elementary and middle school students in public schools in Richmond, VA for almost 30 years. During that time, he helped develop numerous interdisciplinary instructional units on topics including humor, justice, engineering and design, and the art and science of music. Paul also spent 5 years as adjunct professor in the school of education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Paul was in the vanguard of teaching educational technology in Richmond public schools, teaching computer programming and web design to his students. He leads workshops on team-building, thinking games, teaching writing and other topics at schools and educational conferences.

Paul remains an activist for peace and social justice. He currently serves on the board of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He has also served terms on the Virginia Education Association’s Fitz Turner Commission for Human and Civil Rights and the ACLU of Virginia. In 1988, Paul received the Virginia Education Association Award for Peace and International Relations, and in 1999, he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education.

It is Paul’s great fortune to be married to fellow educator Debra Sims Fleisher. In his spare time Paul is an avid gardener, cook, and reader.

Paul Fleisher's Books

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