Mira Canion is an energizing presenter, author, photographer,
stand-up comedienne, and high school teacher.
Mira is best known for her spontaneous creativity and quick wit, not only as former CCFLT president and notorious pirate but also in the classroom. She has been captivating middle and high school students for 20 years with her enthusiasm, high energy, and passion. She has developed innovative approaches to instruction that include storytelling, drama, novellas, music, videos, photos, and technology.
She is the author of the popular, historical novellas Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto, Rebeldes de Tejas, Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso, La Vampirata, Rival, Tumba, La France en danger et les secrets de Picasso, Fiesta fatal, El capibara con botas, El escape cubano, La perezosa impaciente, as well as teacher’s manuals with reading strategies and activities, simplified non-fiction texts, and visuals.
“In my life’s work, I strive to inspire and to support playful, thoughtful, and purposeful educators in their quest to engage today’s learners by creatively designing wells of resources that they can draw upon when they are thirsty for a more productive and meaningful work life.”