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My identical twin daughters, Marnie and Rena Schwartz, are close to finalizing their transformational nonfiction self-help book, called EMPOWER YOUR ViBE!
We are all so excited! The launch is scheduled for the spring of 2023!
Here's what will be on the BACK COVER:

When identical twin dancers, choreographers, certified teachers, and mom-entrepreneurs take their passion and purpose to the next level, the result is an undeniable vibe! Facing difficult family and business obstacles, and with vulnerability and openheartedness, Marnie and Rena Schwartz highlight how they disrupted the dance industry to turn their dreams into reality with the example of their unique, all-inclusive, non-competitive, and performance-based dance school and community established in 2002. They also describe their writing/publishing process (including kids’ interactive books) and the invention of a product. Throughout, this dynamic duo shares effective strategies, asks reflective questions, and encourages goal setting, inspiring the re-evaluation of mindsets and actions. Helping to develop leadership, build confidence and perseverance to tackle your hardest moments, and to unleash your unstoppable best selves, this book will challenge and enrich readers’ views on personal, business, product, and author branding. With a focus on celebrations and learning, it will instill a deeper understanding of how to move forward in life and business in an optimistic, productive, and fulfilling way.


Marnie and Rena Schwartz are the charismatic co-owners/artistic directors of ViBE Dance and Fitness Studio ( the co-researchers/inventors of the CARTWHIRLER™ Cartwheel Mat (, and the co-authors of The ViBE Confidence-Building Series  For Kids, Ages 7 to 12. With extensive experience in the dance and entertainment industry, and as Accessibility Champion 2021 Award winners and engaging motivational speakers, their messages of inclusion, respect, optimism, and perseverance go a long way to helping you to build your brand and “empower your vibe”.


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“I highly recommend the book, EMPOWER YOUR ViBE! I first met the authors, Marnie and Rena Schwartz, in the year 2000 when I wrote an article about them for the National Post called, “Spot the Twins”. They inspired me then and they continue to do that today! I am awed at their inclusive non-competitive ViBE dance school, their new researched invention, the CARTWHIRLER™ cartwheel mat, and their multiple writing projects, all going on at the same time! This book captures it all: their personal dramas and life and business challenges, their optimism and successes, and their concrete strategies and goals to help others! This is a must-read!!” —Rebecca Eckler, Canadian Author of multiple books as well as Founder of and RE:books Publishing House


"The best way to learn the value of personal branding is to see it in action — and in this case times two! That Marnie and Rena understand what it takes to identify "your vibe" is great. The fact that they are doing it together is fascinating. In a world of faux-influencer brands big on sizzle but light on steak, it's wonderful to meet and learn from two such dynamic and authentic people. But watch out — their megawatt energy is liable to excite you to the point that you get off your butt and start doing all of this stuff for yourself — which is reason enough to get the book right there." —D.P. Knudten, Author of NONFICTION BRAND, Discover, craft and nbsp;communicate the ‘completely true/completely you’ brand you already are, and the engaging host of the NONFICTION BRAND podcast.

Here is their BIO:

Marnie and Rena Schwartz are:

  • Co-Owners/Artistic Directors of ViBE Dance and Fitness Studio in Thornhill, Ontario
  • Co-Researchers/Inventors of the CARTWHIRLER™ Cartwheel Mat and accessories (available on Amazon or at
  • Professional Dancers and Choreographers
  • Ontario Certified Teachers and Kinesiologists
  • Vaughan 2021 Accessibility Champion Award winners
  • Co-Authors of THE ViBE CONFIDENCE-BUILDING SERIES FOR KIDS, Ages 7 to 12 (available on Amazon):
    • Book #2: I CAN CARTWHEEL
    • Book #3: Feel the ViBE at CAMP
  • Co-Authors of EMPOWER YOUR ViBE. *Stay tuned for their launch in the spring of 2023!
  • Podcast guests and keynote speakers

Have you ever applied for a position that you really wanted and was unsuccessful? After many years of teaching in the elementary classroom, I went to five different interviews for an educational consultant leadership position with my school board, and I was sadly unsuccessful ALL five times. Although I felt that I was qualified and so ready to do the job, I was quite discouraged and disheartened by my absolute failure at the interview level. After my first interview, I was given feedback. “We knew you had a lot of knowledge and experience with Social Studies because we saw from your resume that you had written a Social Studies resource document at the board level, but you talked so much during the first question we asked you that we ran out of time and couldn’t even finish the interview.”

Dr. Susan Schwartz (author/mentor, writer/publisher, teacher educator/former principal) is offering coaching, mentoring, resume and cover letter editing, and MORE!

Build CONFIDENCE in your employment process with personalized support!

NOW is the time to take the right steps towards your future in the education system!

NOTE: The strategies shared can be adapted and useful for securing a position in any field.


  • You will gain greater confidence and skill during your application and interview process.
  • Your application package (cover letter, resume) will receive feedback and a thorough edit.
  • You will learn skills in mastering the interview process, such as learning to use a practical "framework for a dynamic interview", and understanding the difference between an okay and an exemplary full and dynamic answer while on the “hot seat
  • You will gain greater understanding about the occasional teaching role and ways to begin in a new classroom or school, whether in a face-to-face, online classroom, or combination of the two
  • Overall, you will learn invaluable lessons from one-on-one support, personalized feedback, practical strategies, and MORE!
Hello teachers & parents, Hope you are all managing during this challenging time. I’ve spent quite a bit of my time during my self-isolating on online learning/podcasts/courses, and I have delightfully discovered Jim Kwik, from I took Jim Kwik’s 30-Day Super Brain online program through Mind Valley, and bought his book “Limitless”, which I am thoroughly enjoying and is highlighted below, plus I took his 10-day Limitless course that goes along FREE with the purchase of his book (sooo amazing!), plus I’m in the middle of his SuperKwik Reading course and am learning some super useful and unique reading strategies!

Parents often read with their children at home and they often ask themselves, "How can I be helpful during this reading time? What should I be doing when my child is reading a book and they become stuck on a word or are reading word by word without maintaining any meaning? "How can home reading time be more effective?" In BOOK 4, Creating a Student-Centred Literacy Classroom (found on Amazon or on our website, we share a page entitled PAIRED READING GUIDE, which is a tool we have used many times to provide support for parents in reading with their children.  We have also used this PAIRED READING GUIDE as a tool with older students who were working with younger students during Reading Buddy time. It provides insight into what to do during this reading together time.  Additionally, we share some pages that help parents read with their younger and older children, as well as some activities they can do together at home.  We have included these pages below for your support, and hope they are useful. 

To follow up on my last blog post about writing and publishing activities that PARENTS can do with their children while they are not at school, here is another support for you. Hoping it will be useful in providing practical easy-to-use strategies for writing at home.  Check out these sample LINE MASTERS about student WRITING, which accompany our BOOK 4: Creating a Student-Centred Literacy Classroom (found on Amazon. Please feel free to download the PDF file below and use what is appropriate for your children.

During this challenging time of COVID-19, I have been self-isolating because of a lingering cold and wanting to do my part in protecting others. One of my daily home activities is to browse Facebook for anything informative or interesting. Over the past few days, since the school closing announcements, I have found myself forwarding posts about interesting activities that parents can do with their children during their lengthy stay-at-home no-school time. I see my friends and family subsequently liking and sharing my posts, and some have even emailed or texted me with a sincere thank you for the good ideas I have shared. 

This morning, I had an epiphany when I realized that there are a lot of dynamic and extremely valuable literacy activities that PARENTS can easily implement at home with their children – in our recently launched CREATING THE DYNAMIC CLASSROOM, 4th Edition, 2020, which is a SERIES of 5 ebooks or paperbacks (on Amazon worldwide). Literacy information is mainly found in our BOOK 4: Creating a Student-Centred Literacy Classroom, while technology information is infused throughout the books but is focused in BOOK 2: Planning an Engaging, Dynamic and Inclusive Curriculum.

 *For more information, check out our website: 

This Facebook article posted on December 22, 2019, by Fino Denezes, states that learning about empathy has proven to make children in Denmark more emotionally and socially competent, reduces the incidents of bullying, and helps them be more successful as adults in their future.

5 Must-Haves for Teachers, 4th Edition
A SERIES of 5 ebooks or paperbacks
Schwartz / Pollishuke Publishing©
Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon Publishing
Previous editions published by
Pearson Education Canada, a Division of Pearson Canada Inc.

Available WORLDWIDE on Amazon!