Bob Sornson is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation, and has worked to improve learning outcomes for young children for more than forty years. He is a voice for teaching kids respectfully, at their level of readiness, and as long as needed to achieve true competency in essential knowledge and skills. Bob is the author of numerous professional publications, including Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools, Essential Math Activities, Brainless Sameness, Fanatically Formative, Teaching and Joy, Preventing Early Learning Failure. Bob's children's books on bullying and empathy have become national best-sellers and award winners. They include: The Juice Box Bully, Stand in My Shoes, Grumpy or Grateful, Eli and Ozzy, and Wrapped in Kindness.