Shannon Firth

Senior Writer and Audience Development Coordinator

Shannon has been with findingDulcinea since February 2008. She helps with site promotion by exploring partnerships, attending conferences, and engaging readers through social media channels. As a writer, her interests include psychology, science, literature, and human rights. She has a B.A. in Psychology and English from Georgetown University. To get updates from Shannon, follow her on Twitter.

Favorite Web site:
Psychology Today

Most Recent Articles by Shannon Firth

  • Becoming Maurice Sendak: A Children’s Author Grows Up
    Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” is considered a visionary and even an activist for children. He sees himself quite differently, however.
  • 5 Ways to Get Boys to Read
    Nationwide, more boys than girls seem to be struggling with reading. Here are five tips from teachers, librarians, authors and literacy strategists to encourage boys to read.
  • Discover Your New Dream Career
    Do you wish you’d chosen a different career? Maybe you wanted to own a bed-and-breakfast or run a vineyard in South America. Or, perhaps you dreamed of becoming a chocolatier, a dog trainer, or a TV producer. It’s not too late to start over. Whatever your dream, there are ways of exploring the path not (yet) taken.
  • Pretty and Personable Students Have Classroom Advantage
    Around report card time many parents hear a familiar complaint: “My teacher just doesn’t like me.” Researchers at the University of Miami acknowledge there may be truth to these grumblings, and that “non-cognitive traits” influence students’ grades.
  • 7 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Slide
    Kids who don’t read in summer are likely to fall behind when school resumes, and these losses summer after summer are cumulative, say experts. Here are seven suggestions to encourage strong reading habits in the summer months, and for years to come.