• R.I.P. Robert Eugene Myers, 97, in July 2021 (professor of education)

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    Also known as R.E. Myers.

    (with old photo)

    Most of it:

    Robert Eugene Myers passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021, at his home in Santa Rosa, California. He was ninety-seven. The eldest child of Harold Eugene “Hal” Myers and Margaret (Anawalt) Myers, and devoted brother to Shirley, Bob was born on
    January 15, 1924, in Los Angeles, California.

    As a youth, Bob excelled in both school and in sports. He was a starting lineman on Piedmont High’s legendary 1941 football team, and is a member of the high school’s Hall of Fame. Like millions of other young men, Bob’s nascent college career was
    interrupted by World War II. After graduating from the California Maritime Academy in December 1943, Bob served in the Merchant Marines until the war ended.

    Bob was a lifelong learner and teacher. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley; an M.A. from Reed College; and an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia. Bob discovered his true calling as an elementary school teacher in 1953, the
    year he met his wife of nearly 65 years, Patricia Anne Tazer. He also taught at Augsburg College, University of Oregon, University of Victoria and University of Portland. His adviser, E. Paul Torrance, remarked that Bob elevated teaching to an art,
    especially when it came to encouraging his students’ creativity. But Bob was more than a teacher to his students; he was a devoted mentor, father figure and friend, as his many lifelong correspondents can attest.

    Bob wrote more than 50 books on creativity in education, and pioneered the use of Idea Books in the classroom. He won the Outstanding Book award in 1972 from Pi Lambda Theta for Creative Learning and Teaching, and the Golden Eagle in 1973 from the
    Council on International Nontheatrical Events for his film Feather.

    Besides his family and teaching, Bob was an avid sports fan, loved music and enjoyed exploring the Oregon and California coastlines with Pat. He also liked growing vegetables at home and in local community gardens...


    "Robert Eugene Myers Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who"


    (a few book covers - not all are by Myers)

    (more details on his life, including an interview)

    From "Contemporary Authors"

    Elementary school teacher in Oregon, California, and Minnesota, 1954-61; Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, assistant professor of education, 1962-63; University of Oregon, Eugene, assistant professor of education, 1963-66; elementary school teacher in
    Eugene, 1966-67; University of Victoria, British Columbia, associate professor of education and associate director of teacher education, 1968-70; Oregon State System of Higher Education, associate research professor of education in Teaching Research
    Division, 1970-73; Northwestern, Inc., Portland, OR, film producer, 1973-74; University of Portland, Portland, associate professor of education, 1974-75; freelance film producer, 1975-77; Oregon State Department of Education, Salem, learning resources
    specialist, 1977-81; Linn-Benton Education Service District, Albany, OR, curriculum coordinator, 1981-87; freelance writer, 1988--. Visiting professor, San Diego State University, Northeastern Louisiana University, Winona State University, Oregon College
    of Education, University of Victoria, Paine College, and Texas Tech University; workshop presenter; guest on television programs. Mid-Willamette Reading Council, member of board of directors, 1983-85.


    (With E. Paul Torrance) Creative Learning and Teaching, Harper (New York, NY), 1970.

    (With E. Paul Torrance) Wondering, Creative Learning Press (Mansfield Center, CT), 1984.
    (With E. Paul Torrance) Imagining, Creative Learning Press (Mansfield Center, CT), 1985.

    (With E. Paul Torrance) What Next? Futuristic Scenarios for Creative Problem Solving, Zephyr Press (Tucson, AZ), 1995.
    Facing the Issues: Creative Strategies for Probing Critical Social Concerns, Zephyr Press (Tucson, AZ), 1995.
    Cognitive Connections, Zephyr Press (Tucson, AZ), 1996.
    Multiple Ways of Thinking with Social Studies, Zephyr Press (Tucson, AZ), 1997. Mind Sparklers, Books 1 and 2, Prufrock Press (Waco, TX), 1998.
    Character Matters, Good Year Books (Tucson, AZ), 1999.

    Mind Stretchers, Prufrock Press (Waco, TX), 2001.
    Stories that Build Character, Edupress (Fort Atkinson, WI), 2001.
    Think and Write! Edupress (Fort Atkinson, WI), 2002.
    Now What? Pieces of Learning (Marion, IL), 2002.
    Spurs to Creative Thinking, Pieces of Learning (Marion, IL), 2002.
    Word Play, Pieces of Learning (Marion, IL), 2002.
    Developing Creative Thinking Skills, Mark Twain Media (Greensboro, NC), 2003. Learning from Nature: Cross-Curricular Activities to Foster Creative and Critical Thinking, Zephyr Press (Chicago, IL), 2005.
    Language FUNdamentals, Books 1 and 2, Teaching and Learning Co. (Carthage, IL), 2005.
    Lively Language Lessons, Books 1 and 2, Teaching and Learning Co. (Carthage, IL), 2005.
    Motivating Writing Lessons, Prufrock Press (Waco, TX), 2005.
    Lessons in Writing, Mark Twain Media (Greensboro, NC), 2005.
    Writing a Persuasive Essay, Mark Twain Media (Greensboro, NC), 2006.
    Exploring Character: Real-Life Scenarios That Will Get Students Talking about Values, Choices and Behavior, Good Year Books (Tucson, AZ), 2006.
    Respect Matters: Real Life Scenarios Provide Powerful Discussion Starters for All Aspects of Respect, Good Year Books (Tucson, AZ), 2006.
    Time to Write, Good Year Books (Tucson, AZ), 2006.
    Writing a Personal Essay, Teaching and Learning Co. (Carthage, IL), 2008. Figures of Speech, Teaching and Learning Co. (Carthage, IL), 2008.

    Self-Guided Lessons for Thinking and Doing, illustrated by Bron Smith, Lorenz Educational Press (Dayton, OH), 2010.
    Homeschooling Gifted Students, Gifted Education Press (Manassas, VA), 2010. Growing Minds, illustrated by Bron Smith, Lorenz Educational Press (Dayton, OH), 2011.
    Think and Write, Books 1, 2, and 3, Critical Thinking Company (North Bend, OR), 2013.
    (With Harry T. Roman) STEM to STEAM, Gifted Education Press (Manassas, VA), 2013.
    Giving a Lift to the Gifted, Gifted Education Press (Manassas, VA), 2014.
    It's Your Attitude That Counts, Pieces of Learning (Marion, IL), 2015.

    Contributor to books, including Rewarding Creative Behavior, edited by E. Paul Torrance, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1965.

    (With E. Paul Torrance) Invitations to Thinking and Doing, with teacher's guide, Ginn (Needham, MA), 1965.
    (With E. Paul Torrance) Invitations to Speaking and Writing Creatively, with teacher's guide, Ginn (Needham, MA), 1965.
    (With E. Paul Torrance) Can You Imagine?, with teacher's guide, Ginn (Needham, MA), 1965.
    (With E. Paul Torrance) Plots, Puzzles, and Ploys, with teacher's guide, Ginn (Needham, MA), 1966.
    (With E. Paul Torrance) For Those Who Wonder, with teacher's guide, Ginn (Needham, MA), 1966.
    (With E. Paul Torrance) Stretch, with teacher's guide, Perceptive, 1968.

    It's a Butterfly!, with audio cassette, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1977. It's a Dolphin!, with audio cassette, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1977. It's a Squirrel!, with audio cassette, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1977. It's a Toad!, with audio cassette, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1977.
    It's an Alligator!, with audio cassette, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1977.

    Feather (juvenile), ACI Media, 1973.
    Flexibility, Teaching Research, 1973.
    Learning Sets, Teaching Research, 1973.
    Perseveration, Teaching Research, 1973.
    Inducing a Creative Set: The Magic Net, Teaching Research, 1973.
    Elephants (juvenile), ACI Media, 1974.

    Film strips for children include Animal Friends, A.I.M.S. Instructional Media, 1974; Exploring the Unexplained, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1974; Investigating the Unknown, United Learning (La Grange, IL), 1974; Sing along with Animals, United
    Learning (La Grange, IL), 1975; and Hand Tools: An Introduction to Working with Wood and Plastic, A.I.M.S. Instructional Media, 1975.

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