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Rolfing In Motion: A Guide To Balancing Your Body
Rolfing In Motion
A Guide To Balancing Your Body
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1594770743
This CD presents 38 structural awareness exercises featured in the author's book, Balancing Your Body. The exercises teach you to recognize and respond in appropriate ways to your body's inner messages. Beginning with an exploration of your existing habitual standing and walking patterns, the exercises offer a variety of experiences that will contribute to your standing, sitting, and walking with fluidity and ease, creating new freedom in your physical expression and improving your well-being and overall vitality.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Paperback      ISBN: 0874775132
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills
The Excellent 11: Qualitites Teachers And Parents Use To Motivate, Inspire, And Educate Children
The Excellent 11
Qualitites Teachers And Parents Use To Motivate, Inspire, And Educate Children
Paperback      ISBN: 1401308031
Outlines eleven themes specific to teaching children, sharing anecdotal stories that explain how to motivate learning in young people by conducting field trips, drawing on works of literature, and providing life-skills instruction.
The Inro Handbook: Studies of Netsuke, Inro, and Lacquer
The Inro Handbook
Studies of Netsuke, Inro, and Lacquer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0834801353
For collectors who have discovered the delights of such miniature Japanese art forms as the inro and the netsuke, this authoritative and enlightening book offers a wealth of valuable information. That it also affords entry to a world of fascinating design and superb craftsmanship goes without saying. In addition to illustrating in color and discussing in detail 108 distinguished inro and their accompanying netsuke, as well as 18 related miniature objects, it presents highly informative essays on the making of inro, on pearl shell inlays, and, in particular on the materials and techniques of lacquer art, the last of these with 62 color photos. It also furnishes an extensive list of lacquer artists' signatures with 386 photos. It is refreshing to have an author tell his readers not only what his book is but also what it is not. In his introduction Bushell says: "This book is addressed to the collector of inro, netsuke, and other forms of miniature Japanese art, with emphasis on works in lacquer. Its purpose is specific and limited. It is not a comprehensive study of lacquer. It is not a historical survey, a technical analysis, a comparative examination, or a compendium of terms and definitions. In point of time it is limited to the Tokugawa, Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods. In point of craft it is limited to the later development of precise and sophisticated techniques, with their brilliant decorative effects." Bushell points out that he is not making an unnecessary emotional appeal in praise of lacquer. His objective is far more practical. This book is the product of his efforts to understand the structure underlying the beauty of lacquer art and to provide clear and simple explanations. Because other books on the subject had not satisfied him, he undertook his own basic research, and here he presents the information he acquired through painstaking study with master lacquer craftsmen and other authorities.
Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century
Our Enduring Values
Librarianship in the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0838907857
Describes the principles of eight core values including stewardship, services, intellectual freedom, and literarcy and learning; and discusses how libraries can adapt them in order to thrive in the twenty-first century.
The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child
The Edison Gene
ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770492
Explores how the ADHD gene is and has been critical to humanity's development • Shows how artists, inventors, and innovators carry the gene necessary for the future survival of humanity • Explains why children with the Edison gene are so often mislabeled in public schools as having a disorder • 10,000 sold in hardcover since August 2003 Thomas Edison was expelled from school for behavior that today would label him as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but his mother understood how to salvage his self-esteem and prepare him for a lifetime of success. In The Edison Gene Thom Hartmann shows that the creativity, impulsiveness, and distractibility that are characteristic of ADHD are not signs of a disorder at all, but instead are components of a highly adaptive skill set utilized by our hunting and gathering ancestors. These characteristics have been critical to the survival and development of our modern civilization and will be vital as humanity faces new challenges in the future." Hartmann, creator of the "hunter versus farmer" theory of ADHD, examines the latest discoveries confirming the existence of an ADHD gene and the global catastrophe 40,000 years ago that triggered its development. Citing examples of significant innovators in our modern era, he argues that the children who possess the "Edison gene" have neurology that is wired to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs. He offers concrete strategies for helping Edison-gene children reach their full potential and shows that rather than being "problems," such children are a vital gift to our society and the world.
A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
A Mind at a Time
America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
Paperback      ISBN: 0743202236
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment.
Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments
Designs for Living and Learning
Transforming Early Childhood Environments
Paperback      ISBN: 1929610297
Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children, teachers, and parents alike. Margie Carter serves on the adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Deb Curtis works as a child care teacher at the Burlington Little School in Seattle. Their other books include The Art of Awareness, The Visionary Director, Training Teachers, Spreading the News, and Reflecting Children's Lives.
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Art & Fear
Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Paperback      ISBN: 0961454733
"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." —-from the Introduction Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally. Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies. An excerpt: Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...
Moon Journals: Writing, Art, and Inquiry Through Focused Nature Study
Moon Journals
Writing, Art, and Inquiry Through Focused Nature Study
Paperback      ISBN: 0435072218
One of our greatest sources of wonderthe moonbecomes the focus of a classroom inquiry in this vivid illustration of integrated curriculum at its finest.