Julie Jones

I’m often asked, "What do you do?" upon meeting friends for the first time. The truth is that there are so many answers. For all that I want to be and try to be, one piece generally finds its way to center stage. Appropriately so, that is often my family. But I always have some creative peace [sic] going (usually on my lap in the car or stuffed in the side of my messenger bag for stolen moments at traffic lights); these have included a children’s book, a narrative for a novel in progress, a “big ideas” list, SPSS data printouts, teaching ideas and sketches, a to do list including letters to write, and a calendar of the week for the question of when I will fit in grocery shopping and laundry. God has given me so much. When asked, “What did you do with all that I have given to you?” I hope He is pleased with the answer of my life’s works.

My Life

Best advice I ever received

Do not schedule for a full day. Schedule leaving at least 30% free. You need time to breathe.

My undergrad alma mater

Converse College

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

Honda Civic (purple!)

If I weren't a professor, I would

Paint and read all day

Favorite books

oooo... look me up on Goodreads

Favorite coffee

Latte- plain

My latest accomplishment

So, I did just publish a book. theplayfulclassroom.com

Current Research

Play, Play, Play...