Shirley Raines: Speaker, Consultant and Author.

Shirley Raines uses humor, examples,  insights, challenges and concrete strategies to inspire and inform audiences from the podium, the classroom and the boardroom.  Described as “powerful, prepared and personable,” her focus areas are quality education, early childhood and leadership development.

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” Dr. Shirley Raines has that rare talent of being able to speak in front of hundreds of people and every person in the room will feel that she personally speaking to them.”

David Cox

Campus Administrator

How a Preschool Teacher Became a University President: Leadership Stories

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Books

Never, Ever, Serve Sugary Snack on Rainy Days
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Butterflies: Exploring the Life Cycle
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Birds: Discovering North American Species
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Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
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More Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s
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Story S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S for
Primary Grades
Activites to Expand Children’s Books, Revised Edition
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Butterflies: Exploring the Life Cycle

Activities to Expand
Children’s Favorite Books

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Tell It Again!
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Tell it Again! 2

Easy-To-Tell Stories with Activities
for Young Children

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Creativity and the Arts with Young Children 3rd Edition
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Read the Blog

Lived Leadership Family

Lived Leadership Family

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering the graduation address to the University of Houston’s Leadership Academy. In the introduction, Provost Paula Short said that I had a career of “Lived Leadership.” Since that weekend, I have thought a great deal...

Event Planner Extraordinaire

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the 500 + “giant” teachers and directors I met at a conference in Austin. Last week I had the privilege of delivering two keynotes to 458 teachers in the Dallas area and working with a dedicated group of directors....

The Team is the Difference Maker

Steve Cockrum, co-author of 5 Gears with Jeremie Kubicek, suggested that we listen to Marcus Buckingham’s video on “Competitive Advantage.” I did listen. I think the tools that measure the performance of a company, the amount of engagement of employees and...

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