Jeffrey Pflaum is a "teacher-researcher-developer-experimentalist" who has taught elementary/middle school students about their creativity and real-life experiences. By helping kids understand their creative side, to be self-aware, concentrate, contemplate, and discover self-motivation independently, they realize an organic purpose for learning and living. Once children penetrate their inside worlds, they begin to see themselves, others, and the world in fresh, imaginative, and perceptive ways and recognize the possibilities and choices in life. My El and SEL Projects appear on Academia.edu, Education Views (News), Edutopia, The BAM Radio Network, and The Texas Home School Coalition website. The author has written an inspirational book on reading and reading life experiences titled, MOTIVATING TEEN AND PRETEEN READERS: HOW TEACHERS AND PARENTS CAN LEAD THE WAY ((Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011). His students' free-verse and haiku poetry have been published in children's literary, college, professional writers' journals, newspapers, magazines, and by major commercial book publishers such as Simon & Schuster and Little, Brown & Company, NEW YORK NEWSDAY published an article, "Making Life a Matter of Meter" by David Bornstein, describing how his contemplation project led to poetry writing and reading.