Superman’s 1st Issue! Spiderman’s First Web! Batman’s Beginning! Mutant Ninja Turtle Madness!
Do you go back far enough to remember the first days of the newest Super Hero or Super Heroes on the block?
Well, we here at the Neon Tiki Tribe, like many of you, weren’t around for the beginning of Batman, Superman, or Spider-Man and while we have memories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beginning, even they started over 20 years ago.
WE THINK IT’S TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW!
MEET THE NEON TIKI TRIBE!
CLICK THE ARROWS TO SCROLL THROUGH THE INHABITANTS OF “TIKI ISLAND
KU TIKI: ONE TRICKY TIKI WHO PLAYS DIRTY WITH SMOKE.
KU TIKI: QUICK TEMPERED AND HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE.
KU TIKI: TOWERING SIZE. ONE BIG BULLY.
KU TIKI: UNOFFICIAL MASTERMIND OF THE KU TIKI TRIBE.
KU TIKI: SO BAD THAT EVEN THE REST OF THE KU TIKIS DON’T LIKE HIM.
CLOSE FRIEND OF THE KU TIKIS, A MAN THAT MAKES A LOT OF BAD DECISIONS.
NEON TIKI: THE FASTEST TIKI ON THE PLANET
NEON TIKI: SHE CAN SOLVE ANY PROBLEM
NEON TIKI: GREAT AT BRINGING ANY TEAM TOGETHER.
NEON TIKI: KNOWN AS MOWAH THE GREAT BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT POWER.
DISCOVERED THE NEON TIKI TRIBE IN HIS GRANDMOTHERS BACKYARD.
GREG’S TRUSTED SIDE KICK AND VERY BEST FRIEND.
- Married, Father of 4 daughters, with 2 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter.
- US Air Force Veteran
- Featured in book written by Eric Schlosser, titled COMMAND AND CONTROL
- Married, Father of 2 Sons
- Local Business Owner for the past 39 years
- B.A. Creative Writing
- Eckerd College Writing Excellence Award Winner
- B.A. in English Literature
- M.A. in English Education
- B.A. in Spanish
- Master’s of Teaching
- Master’s of Education in Spanish
- Instructor of Spanish for Kindergarteners through Master’s level students
Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Ball State University and the Education Outreach Director of the Memoir Project for the Indiana Writers Center. Lyn is passionate about literacy in and out of the classroom and has committed her twenty-four years of professional life to it.
She is the author of the popular educational book, Painless Reading Comprehension, the acting editor of the literary online magazine titled, Rethinking Children’s Literature: Read for Change, the editor for the popular children’s book series, the Neon TikiTribe, an editor for the independent press, INwords Publications, a peer reviewer for the English Journal, and has edited several memoir collections including: Sitting at the Feet Our Elders: Flanner House Speaks, the youth series, I Remember: Indianapolis Youth Write About Their Lives, and Monday Coffee and Other Stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs.
Her work as a researcher in disability studies and community writing education has appeared in a variety of academic publications and includes some of the following titles: “The Joyful Experiences of Mothers of Children with Special Needs: An Autoethnographic Study,” “A Case Study of Radical Adult Education and Transformative Learning through a Diverse Adult Learning Workshop,” “The Pre-enrollment Considerations of Undergraduate Wheelchair Users and their Post-enrollment Transitions” and “Writing Collaboratively: Priority, Practice, and Process.
Her work has been recognized by Purdue University, Jennings County School Corporation, Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation, Indiana University, and Ball State University where she has won several awards and recognitions including Teacher of the Year, the university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award, the Accessible Faculty Member of the Year Award, the leading research presentation at the Diversity and Inclusivity Teaching and Research Symposium, and the most diversity publications and presentations at the university. Her work and ideas have been featured in the Indianapolis Star, at the Indianapolis Arts Center’s Spirit and Place festival, on radio show, Hoosier History Live, Her magazine, Parents magazine, on the Best Buddies international website, and in Autism Digest.
Dr. Herrell serves as a consultant on the Tiki Tribe books and is including them in the latest edition of Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners.
- Bachelor of Science- in Elementary Education (K6), Learning Disabilities (K-12) and Mentally Handicapped (K-12)
- Masters of Science- Exceptional Student Education (K-12)
- Teaching Licenses in Elementary Education 1-6, Specific Learning Disabilities K-12, Reading, English Language Learners, and Exceptional Student Education K-12
Neon Tiki Tribe book series combines comic book super heroes with real life educational values.
TIKI in Neon Tiki Tribe represents Thoughtful Intelligent Kind Individuals and the world sure needs more of these.
- SUPER HEROES SHOULD DO MORE THAN JUST ENTERTAIN.
- TO TEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN (AND YOUNGER) VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS BEFORE THEY REACH THE HIGH PEER PRESSURE AGE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL SO THAT THEY’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS WITHOUT THE HELP OF THEIR PARENTS OR TEACHERS, WHEN FACED WITH CHALLENGING CHOICES.
- IF YOU KEEP A CHILD’S ATTENTION LONGER, THE EDUCATIONAL MESSAGE WILL BE STRONGER.
- READING IS THE BASIS OF LEARNING AND EVERY CHILD, IN EVERY COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.
It goes without saying; that we never want to lose our children, ever. Empowering them when they’re young (1st to 5th Graders) with “real life” lessons will position them to make the right decisions when we’re not around.
The topics in red ink above are serious, but by using fictional TIKI Super Heroes and funny cartoon like settings we’re able to keep the children engaged without the stories being overly scary.
WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!