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" mystery in a luminous word..."
charles frode
Author Writer Teacher Artist Speaker
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Education and Teaching


Charles Frode was trained by the Instructional Training Company (Ernie Stachowski) in Peer Coaching and Staff Development, Effective Instruction and lesson planning with Madeline Hunter, language acquisition with Stephen D. Krashen and James Cummins, both Roger & David Johnson and Spencer Kagan advanced cooperative learning, Robert Marzano, and essay writing with Jane Schaffer.

He has trained secondary and adult schools and districts in all of the above instructional technologies. Frode has worked successfully side-by-side with mainstream secondary, adult, and university students and teachers. He has worked with English Language Learners in the classroom for over 35 years. He has been mentor teacher for English departments, and he has been on special assignment to restructure an English department through a grant from Carnegie Mellon. He currently works with incarcerated juveniles. 

His expertise is in lesson planning, building rapport, and teaching writing and creative writing.

He is available to speak with educators and non-educators about any of these topics of educational interest.




Order your own copies of Frode's 6 books now

  1. A Dream of India & Other Mystic Stories of Radiance and Darkness 14 stories that emerged from mystical intersections of humanity, reality, and magic.

  2. One Times One & Other Numinous Stories of Redemption and Loss  14 sinister, disturbing, gently cynical stories.

  3. Dreaming of Fish & Other Apocalyptic Stories Of Foreboding and Grace  15 haunting stories, the last concentrated benignly pessimistic squeezings from a late harvest, a mystical gumbo of stirred dimensions.

  4.  I Am Goldmund: My Spiritual Odyssey With Narcissus  - my memoir recounting my spiritual odyssey with a modern monk wherein we discovered an identical passion and understanding of archetypical forces embodied in one friendship as Hermann Hesse revealed in his Narcissus and Goldmund.

  5.  The Garden: Perennial Reflections on Beginnings and Ends  metaphorical, spiritual, and human reflections on gardening, reality, and the mysteries and wonder of being human.

  6. The Yearning Lurks: The Collected Poems  a fascination with and seduction by the sound power of words, love poems, love for life, and its complement, mortality, poems of free verse, rhyming, metrical, and narrative.