Jeffrey Pflaum has been an elementary school teacher in NYC for thirty-four years who has developed innovative projects in reading, writing, thinking, creativity, poetry, Emotional Intelligence, concentration, and vocabulary expansion. His efforts culminated in an inspirational book on adolescent reading life experiences titled MOTIVATING TEEN AND PRETEEN READERS: HOW TEACHERS AND PARENTS CAN LEAD THE WAY (Rowman & Littlefield Education, August 2011). Read Kecia Burcham's insightful book review at http://www.examiner.com/review/motivating-your-kids-to-read and Karen Polk's review at Teachers College Record (8/24/12). He has been interviewed about his work as a teacher-developer-researcher-experimenter on Internet radio shows such as "OnLineWithAndrea," "Raising Great Men, "Pure Imagination," "Unplugged Mom," "Healing through Creativity," Journey to Center," "LearningRx," and "The Learning Curve," with upcoming shows on "The Literary Showcase," "Pure Imagination," and "ConnectWithJulianna." His profile page, "Creativity, Motivation, and Imagination" can be found at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jeffreypflaum. Pflaum is a BAM! Street Journal Blogger on the BAM Radio Network, serving the greater education community (www.bamradionetwork.com). His posts are about reading, creativity, imagination, contemplation, communication skills, 21st Century learning skills, and self-motivation. For more information about Pflaum's projects and newspaper interviews about his book, go to http://www.JeffreyPflaum.com. Here you will find Internet radio interviews, samples of his students' published poetry, articles about his Contemplation/Music Writing Project and Inner Cities Poetry Arts Programs, as well as a New York Newsday piece titled "Making Life a Matter of Meter" by David Bornstein. He also guest blogs for Edutopia, where he has written two posts titled, "Using 'Music Writing' to Trigger Creativity, Awareness and Motivation" and "Build Reading and Writing Skills with Music."